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Sometimes, even the best-laid plans create unexpected problems. And once they’re in place, these problems often become almost invisible due to their familiarity; to see them, a certain distance — perhaps an international perspective — can be very useful.
Examples to be discussed include wind turbine synchronization requirements, RMS voltage measurement standards, transformers on poles, recloser timing decisions, lightning-based grid disconnects, and grounding/earthing practices.
Looking slightly into the future, there are some obvious power quality problems that could well be unintended consequences of the planned Smart Grid.