Substation design and engineering


This methodology describes the basic process to design a step-up substation which is connected to a solar PV plant. It also presents the main steps to find the electrical characteristics of a substation.

We'll dive deep in the structure we followed to design a substation, evaluating pros and cons of each alternative.

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What's included?

This document includes the criteria and expert knowledge on the substation structure:

  • Selecting substation circuit arrangement.
  • Establishing the number of transformer and line bays.
  • Specify safety distance to keep within the substation's field.
  • Determining substation main components and sizing busbar.

Learn more about methodology's authors: Ignacio ÁlvarezSoukayna JermouniJuan RomeroFélix Pérez and Miguel Ángel Torrero.