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Overview
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Grounding systems are installed throughout power and telecommunication systems to dissipate energy under lightning, fault and steady-state conditions. Today there is a greater awareness and desire to ensure that grounding for safety is achieved. There is also a stronger focus on improving lightning performance of transmission and distribution systems. Grounding issues across the world have typically been dealt with by technical groups, each with their own specific terms of reference. The Grounding & Lightning program takes a broad spectrum view, providing clarity and understanding to grounding and lightning related topics. It provides an avenue for moving information from one technical area to another through peer-to-peer guidance and an opportunity to network, as well as defining the direction for future research.

Core Topics and Focus Areas

  • Grounding & Lighting Systems:
    • Design
    • Construction
    • Testing
    • Maintenance
    • New Technologies
  • Substation Grounding
  • Lightning Protection and Performance
  • Personal Protective Grounding
  • Pipelines located near T&D facilities
  • Copper Theft Mitigation
Program Services
  • Networking & Information Sharing

    • Annual face-to-face Business Meetings with webinar call-in options
    • 4-5 conference calls and learning webinars
    • Access to a network of ~1,000 electrical utility peers from around the world
  • Industry Benchmarking

    • Requests for Information where your questions or concerns are circulated to other group
      participants with rapid-fire response rates
    • Internal benchmarking surveys for state-of-the-industry intelligence
  • Collaborative Technical Projects

    • The flexibility to support only those projects which are relevant to your organization, meaning you know exactly, where your research dollars are going
    • Supported by CEATI management, participating utilities and consultants work together across all phases of a project’s life-cycle, ensuring your organization receives practical, high-quality deliverables
  • Unparalleled Return on Investment

    • Ability to split project funding costs with other organizations, resulting in highly-leveraged funding opportunities
    • Reduced pricing on published reports, training courses, and industry-open conferences
Project Portfolio

Ongoing Projects


T184700 5179A
Voltage Induction on Pipelines Caused by Power Line Harmonic Currents - Phase I
T173700 3724
Step and Touch Coordination during Substation Expansion
T173700 3723
Rating and Placement of Working Grounds
T173700 3722
Improvements to Fall of Potential Ground Testing
T173700-3721 3721
Gradient Control Around Bucket Trucks and Forestry Vehicles
T163700 3720
Methodology for Lightning Performance Improvement
T163700 3719
Precision Assessment of Power Line Response to Lightning
T163700 3717
Soil Resistivity Testing - Phase 2A
T153700 3715
Determination of Minimum Separation between Underground Pipelines and Electric Supply Line Structures

Completed Projects


T163700 3718
Ensuring the integrity of Working Ground Connection Points in Stations
T153700 3716
Personal Protection Grounding Reference Guide
T143700 3713
Best Practices in Rehabilitating Deficient Grounding Grid Performance
T143700 3714 A
Application of Geology and Geochemistry to Locating Optimal Substation Grounding Sites
T143700 3259
Guide for Condition Assessment of Lightning Arresters Installed on Transmission Lines
T143700 3711
Investigation of Effective Ground Impedance Measurement to Mitigate Distribution System Operating Parameters
T143700 3712
Substation Grounding Design Review Spreadsheet
T143700 3710
Review of Distribution System Grounding Practices and Rules
T144700 50/121
Bonding of Telecommunications Sheath/Messenger to the Power Neutral
T133700 3708
Performance Review of Gradient Control Mats
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Webinars

Webinar Library

Ground Potential Rise at Overhead AC Transmission Line Structures during Power Frequency Faults : CIGRE Technical Brochure TB 694
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
February 2018
Surge Arrester Mitigation of Grid Geomagnetic Disturbances
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
March 2017
Application of Geology and Geochemistry to Locating Optimal Substation Grounding Sites
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
February 2016
The Application of Deadfront Arresters
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
August 2015
Personal Protective Grounding Cables and Hardware
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
April 2015
OSHA Minimum Approach Distance Requirements for Utility Workers on Power Systems
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
February 2015
Copper Theft: Costs, Damages and Solutions
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
January 2015
Lightning Phenomenon: Characteristics, Measurement Methods and Protection
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
November 2014
Thematic CC ~ Transmission Line Overhead Shield Wire Issues
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
June 2014
Distribution Primary to Secondary Neutral Isolation Devices
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
June 2014
Arrester Applications: An In-Depth Review of Arrester Applications Commonly Used on Power Systems
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
April 2014
Severe Geomagnetic Disturbances and their Impacts to Electric Power Grids
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October 2013
Lightning Protection System Design
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
July 2013
Selection and Performance Tools for Transmission Line Arresters
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
May 2013
Lightning Safety Solutions for Transmission and Distribution Systems
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
March 2013
New Test Methods for Evaluation of MOV Lightning Arresters and Other Insulating Materials
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
September 2012
Evaluating the Human-Safety Component of Grounding Systems
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
August 2012
Theft Deterrent Grounding
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
May 2012
Distribution System Reliability Enhancement using Distribution Arresters with Improved Ground Lead Disconnectors
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
March 2012
Lightning Protection for Substations with the Rolling Sphere Method IEEE Std. 998-1996
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
September 2011
The Underbuilt Line Arrester
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
May 2011
Reliability of Power Connections
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
March 2011
Upcoming Events
G&L Fall 2018 General Meeting
Attendance Open to Electrical Utilities   Request Invitation
October 2018 in Anaheim, CA
10th Annual Grounding & Lightning Conference
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Attendance Open to All
October 2018 in Anaheim, CA
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