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Lightning harnessed to protect grid components
The foes of power grids everywhere, lightning and other high voltage currents now can help utilities track the health of components throughout their systems.
She takes online fingerprints of power components
Researchers don’t like them, nor do power companies. They are seen as disturbances in the power grid. But lightning and other natural high voltage currents are inevitable. Roya Nikjoo has exploited this fact to enable online diagnoses of power transformers. The innovative method landed her the international “Young Researcher Award” in high voltage engineering.