Guide for Switchgear – Unit Substation – Requirements / Comments Due May 25th


IEEE PC37.121

This guide covers three-phase unit substations for step-down operation in the range of 112.5 kVA or greater at primary voltages of 601 V through 52 kV. This guide does not cover the following installations: a) Substations in which the transformer section is described and defined as “network,” “subway,” “vault,” or “underground” in IEEE Std C57.12.24 and IEEE Std C57.12.40. b) Substations in which the transformer section is described and defined as “pad-mounted” in ANSI C57.12.22 and IEEE Std C57.12.27. c) Rectifier-type substations. d) Mobile unit substations. e) Installations in ships, watercraft, railway rolling stock, aircraft, or automotive vehicles. f) Installations for mines. g) Installations of railways for generation, transformation, transmission, or distribution of power used exclusively for operation of rolling stock, or for installations used exclusively for signaling and railway communication purposes. h) Installations of communication equipment that is under the exclusive control of communication utilities, located outdoors or in building spaces used exclusively for such installations. i) Installations under the exclusive control of electric utilities for the purpose of communication, or metering; or for the generation, control, transformation, transmission, and distribution of electric energy located in buildings used exclusively by utilities for such purposes or located outdoors on property owned or leased by the utility or on public highways, streets, roads, etc; or outdoors by established rights on private property.

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