July 30th, 2015
M. Marc Lacroix, VP Innovation & Business Development at Vizimax and M. Didier Chan-Foy, Test Engineer at Hydro-Québec teamed up to present the IEEE Conference Papers on Grid Operation and Management.
"This paper presents an overview of Hydro-Québec Smart Grid initiative, the overhead communication infrastructure supporting the deployment of Hydro-Québec’s PARD and CATVAR projects, and the overvoltage protection strategy used to protect the communication devices.
Field investigation results will show why the protection scheme failed to protect the equipment, and which solution has been used to fix the problem.
Finally, a new test method will be proposed to qualify the robustness of equipment connected to phone lines against transients specific to a distribution pole installation."