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Substation Equipment: Microwave

Microwave
Substations commonly use microwave communication equipment for communication with local and regional electric power system control centers. This system allows for rapid communication and signaling for controlling the routing of power.

Electric power for microwave transmission comes from special transformers that reduce incoming transmission voltage to that required for the microwave system.


Figure 1. Substation microwave communication tower
Figure 1. Substation microwave communication tower
Figure 2. Microwave power transformers
Figure 2. Microwave power transformers
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