Power supply at medium voltage
From Electrical Installation GuideThe term «medium voltage» is commonly used for distribution systems with voltages above 1 kV and generally applied up to and including 52 kV . For technical and economic reasons, the nominal voltage of medium-voltage distribution networks rarely exceeds 35 kV.
In this chapter, networks which operate at 1000 V or less are referred to as low-voltage (LV) networks, whereas networks requiring a step-down transformer to feed LV networks are referred to as medium voltage (MV) networks.
- ↑ According to the IEC there is no clear boundary between medium and high voltage; local and historical factors play a part, and limits are usually between 30 and 100 kV (see IEV 601-01-28).The publication IEC 62271-1 "High-voltage switchgear and controlgear; common specifications" incorporates a note in its scope: "For the use of this standard, high voltage (see IEV 601-01-27) is the rated voltage above 1 000 V. However, the term medium voltage (see IEV 601-01-28) is commonly used for distribution systems with voltages above 1 kV and generally applied up to and including 52 kV."