Research Projects & Liaison with other Organizations

Consulting on problems related to High Voltage Engineering, including assessment, design and documentation on Earthing, Lightning protection and Insulation coordination, as well as acceptance and proof tests on distribution and transmission class switchgear assemblies are considered as representative of the services offered by the Laboratory. Numerous manufacturers, utilities, consulting firms and agencies from throughout the country have used the High Voltage Laboratory for evaluation/testing of new products, evaluation of dielectric materials, and various other projects.


Research and Educational projects

  • Fractal-based simulations for estimating the lightning performance of transmission lines, European Union and Greek national funds through the Operational Program “Human Resources Development, Education and Lifelong Learning 2014-2020”, 1/2020-4/2021
  • Development of commercial software simulating Partial Discharges for the optimum design and production of medium and high voltage industrial applications, Co‐financed research by the European Union and Greek national funds through the Operational Program Competitiveness, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, under the call RESEARCH – CREATE – INNOVATE (project code: T1EDK-02998), 7/2018-7/2021
  • Fractal-based approach for direct-stroke shielding of substations against lightning, IEEE – Industry Applications Society, Myron Zucker Student- Faculty Grant Program, 9/2019-8/2020
  • Impulse voltage withstand tests on surge protection devices, RAYCAP S.A., 5/2019-8/2019
  • Evaluation of the grounding grid integrity for the Amandi GIS Substation, MYTILINEOS S.A., 2/2019-4/2019
  • Impulse voltage and current tests on surge protection devices, RAYCAP S.A., 10/2018-12/2018
  • Insulation coordination study for the energy project «GHANA BRIDGE phase 1 (5 x GTs LM2500, GT8) & phase 2 (phase 1 plus 1 x ST)», MYTILINEOS S.A., 7/2018-7/2019
  • “Corona phenomenon on overhead transmission lines”, Operational Program “Education and Lifelong Learning” of the National Strategic Reference Framework (NSRF) Research Funding Program: HERACLEITUS, co-financed by the European Union (ESF) and Greek national funds, 2010-2014
  • “Research in energy issues and their environmental impact”, Research project of the Department of Electrical Energy/ECE, 2010-2014
  • “Insulation coordination study for the 400 kV and 132 kV GIS substations and the power plant Β«Shat-Al-Basra 10xGT9E OCPP 1250MWΒ»”, METKA SA, 2013
  • “Evaluation of causes of Axiochori PV plant outage and possible remedy measures”, Enexon Hellas S.A., 2013
  • “Protection of distribution transformers against overvoltages due to direct lightning strokes to overhead medium-voltage distribution lines”, RAYCAP Corporation, 2013
  • “Insulation coordination for the Ilarion power plant”, RODAX Corporation [Absorved by METKA], 2011
  • “Insulation coordination for the 150kV GIS substation and the power plant at Korinthos”, RODAX Corporation [Absorved by METKA], 2010
  • “Evaluation of fast-front overvoltages arising at a 20/0.4 kV distribution transformer due to lightning surges”, RAYCAP Corporation, 2010
  • “Electrical engineering studies for the 400kV/150kV GIS substation at Aliveri”, METKA SA, 2009
  • “Insulation coordination for the High Voltage substation of Aluminium de Grece S.A.I.C.”, Aluminium of Greece SA, 2009
  • “Electrical engineering studies for the Ag. Nikolaos power plant 430 MW”, RODAX Corporation [Absorved by METKA], 2008
  • “Type tests on medium voltage switchgear”, IONIOS SA, 2003
  • “Student Internship, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering”, Operational Programme for Education and Initial Vocational Training, Hellenic Ministry of National Education and Religious Affairs, 1/2006-9/2008

Participation in Research and Educational projects

  • “Student internship: School of Electrical & Computer Engineering, AUTh”, National Strategic Reference Framework (NSRF), 2010-2013
  • “Fault current distribution along overhead transmission lines and specifications of insulator strength”, Public Power Corporation SA, 2008
  • “Electrical engineering studies for the Aliveri power plant 416.95 MW”, RODAX Corporation [Absorved by METKA], 2008
  • “Withstand capability of a surge protective device for telecommunication lines on impulse currents”, EMIL KIPRIOTIS SA, 2005
  • “Insulation coordination study for the single shaft combined cycle power plant at Lavrion”, RODAX Corporation [Absorved by METKA], 2004
  • “Strengthening of computer-related studies, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering”, Operational Programme for Education and Initial Vocational Training, Hellenic Ministry of National Education and Religious Affairs, 2003-2007