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Types and constitution of MV/LV distribution substations

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General rules of electrical installation design
Connection to the MV utility distribution network
Connection to the LV utility distribution network
MV and LV architecture selection guide for buildings
LV Distribution
Protection against electric shocks and electrical fires
Sizing and protection of conductors
LV switchgear: functions and selection
Overvoltage protection
Energy Efficiency in electrical distribution
Power Factor Correction
Power harmonics management
Characteristics of particular sources and loads
PhotoVoltaic (PV) installation
Residential premises and other special locations
ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC)

MV/LV substations may be built in public places, such as parks, residential areas, etc. or in private premises. In this case the utility must have an unrestricted access to the substation. This is normally achieved by locating the substation in such a manner that one of the entrance can be directly accessible at any time from the public way.

Different types of substations

A substation may be installed: