A solution to lightning accidents

Staff Reporter

Kozhikode: The Calicut University Institute of Engineering and Technology (CUIET) has come out with a solution to lightning accidents on high-voltage electricity lines.

CUIET Principal T.V. Gopalan said that lightning accidents on lines could be brought under control if the towers of the lines, stretching in an area, were effectively earthed. It could also be implemented without switching off the line, he said.

The CUIET carried out a study after lightning struck the Mysore-Calicut 220 kV line last month smashing insulator and brought down conductors of line near Mavoor.

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