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Electrical Grounding Applications

Power Utilities

SAE will ensure that your grounding system meets or exceeds all relevant safety standards and all electrical codes. Relevant standards include IEEE 80* Guide for Safety in AC Substation Grounding and IEEE142 – Recommended Practice for Grounding of Industrial and Commercial Power Systems, NEC, CEC and OESC/ESA**. If you are subject to an electrical safety inspection of your transformer, the grounding system must be passed by the relevant electrical safety authority.


Grounding Challenges in the Renewable Energy Sector:

  • Service interruptions caused by lightning strikes due to poor or inadequate grounding strategy and systems
  • Damage to equipment and infrastructure by power system ground faults.
  • Risk of premature failure (due to corrosion) of grounding systems built with traditional techniques and materials
  • Personnel safety hazards due to improper or deficient grounding systems
  • Sensor and control system failures due to unwanted ambient electrical noise and EMF radiation that can disrupt equipment and cause service interruptions


What Applications Will Benefit

  • Wind farms
  • Solar farms
  • Hydroelectric facilities
  • Electrical substations


Improve performance of grounding system with effective, long-life SAE ConduCrete electrodes that dissipate the elevated levels of lightning energy providing protection to Telecom equipment and infrastructure.