The evolution of medium voltage power cables

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This article introduces a survey on the state-of-the-art and the technological progress in medium-voltage (MV) power cables for distribution systems. At present, MV cable insulation technology is characterized by a changeover from the conventional lapped-paper, paper-insulated laminated (PIL), polyvinyl chloride (PVC), crosslinked polyethylene (XLPE) to tree-retardant cross-linked polyethylene (TRXLPE), and ethylene propylene rubber (EPR). The former types have many disadvantages such as high dielectric loss, high operating cost, and low power handling capability.

Original languageEnglish
Article number6193302
Pages (from-to)20-25
Number of pages6
JournalIEEE Potentials
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2012


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Education
  • Strategy and Management

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