South America's First EHV Transmission Line

by A.G. Villepique,

Serial Information: Journal of the Power Division, 1962, Vol. 88, Issue 2, Pg. 57-68

Document Type: Journal Paper


Line described is first step in implementation plan for construction of extra h-v transmission network that will link major generating plants and load centers in Brazil; summary of basic data and factors considered in design and selection of materials for line; alinement is described and construction methods used are explained; line was placed in commercial service in Aug 1960, operating at 132 kv; it is expected that 345-kv operation will begin in latter part of 1962.

Subject Headings: Construction materials | Construction methods | Power transmission | Service loads | Developing countries | Information management | Load and resistance factor design | South America | Brazil

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