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Definition of the noun substation

What does substation mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: substations

  1. a subsidiary station where electricity is transformed for distribution by a low-voltage network
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic word: station = a facility equipped with special equipment and personnel for a particular purpose

Alternative definition of the noun substation


  1. A site where electricity supplied by long-distance (high-voltage) transmission lines is transformed and/or regulated for local (low-voltage) distribution.
  2. A satellite police station serving one neighborhood or part of a larger jurisdiction.


Substation a.k.a. The Illinois Traction System Mackinaw Depot is a former Illinois Terminal Railroad station in Mackinaw, Illinois. The station was built in 1909–10 and designed in the Spanish Colonial Revival style. The station served both freight and passenger trains on the Illinois Traction System and Illinois Terminal Railroad from 1910 to 1953. The Illinois Power and Light Company also used the building as an electrical substation from 1927 until 1955. While the station was one of several properties owned by the railway in the area, along with a major junction at Mackinaw Junction and a number of sidings, the other buildings have since been demolished, leaving the depot as the only surviving landmark from the era of interurban service in the area.


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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Substation

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Google previewAlternate Route 7, Latham-Mohawk River Interchange, Albany County (1981)

Environmental Impact Statement

Johnson Substation is a distribution station serving 7,l00 customers in the area between Boght Corners and Latham.

Maplewood Substation is the energy source for the 34,500 volt subtransmission network which serves 39,200 customers ...

Google previewJournal of Electricity, Power, and Gas (1911)

The substation is a substantial and compact structure about 30 by 40 ft. and contains three single pole, piston type,

Google previewElectrical West (1911)

The substation is a substantial and compact structure about 30 by 40 ft. and contains three single pole, piston type,

Google previewElectric Power Distribution Reliability (2002)

by Richard E. Brown

The left substation is a typical design with two subtransmission lines and two transformers. The right substation is a very reliable design with a primary ring bus , motor operated switches, an energized spare power transformer and a secondary ...

Google previewHandbook of Electrical Installation Practice (2008)

by Geoffrey Stokes

The indoor packaged substation is a single transformer assembly with integral l.v. switchgear housed in a suitably designed...

substation is that it can be located at the load centre of the area it is ...

Google previewAn Investigation of the Miyagi-ken-oki, Japan, Earthquake of June 12, 1978 (1980)

by Bruce Ellingwood

The substation is a large, multilevel complex. It was constructed during the...

Google previewLower Valley Transmission Project (ID, WY) (1998)

Environmental Impact Statement

Teton Substation is the preferred location for the SVC because it is BPA-owned, easier to access and maintain, has existing communication facilities, and can house the SVC without BPA buying additional property. Jackson Substation is ...

Google previewWhat Kind of Information Society? Governance, Virtuality, Surveillance, Sustainability, Resilience (2010)

9th IFIP TC 9 International Conference, HCC9 2010 and 1st IFIP TC 11 International Conference, CIP 2010, Held as Part of WCC 2010, Brisbane, Australia, September 20-23, 2010, Proceedings by Jacques J. Berleur, Magda David Hercheui, Lorenz Hilty

Sebastião substation is an important element in the context of the wider regional grid it belongs to. The substation safety and security protection scenarios are described next. 2.1 Circuit Breaker Trip Coil Condition Active Status ...

Google previewPetaluma and Santa Rosa Railway (2009)

by John Schmale, Kristina Schmale

The powerhouse substation is the stone building on the extreme right, built in 1904. The powerhouse exists today and has been placed on the National Register ...

Google previewClyde River Hydroelectric Project, Clyde River Within the St. Lawrence River Basin, Orleans County (1996)

Environmental Impact Statement

The substation is a 25-by-30-foot area enclosed by a 6-foot chainlink fence. There are several gray transformers and 30-foot wooden poles within the enclosure. The substation is visible from the powerhouse access road and the bridge ...

Google previewCorrosion Resistance of Stainless Steels (1995)

by C.P. Dillon

The 300 Series are to be preferred for splices and dead ends associated with messenger and guy support systems; and riser pipes from underground to substation is an excellent application. Type 304 wrap, 0.003 in thick, is used to protect ...

Google previewElectrical Review (1918)

Every outdoor substation is a case where material has been conserved, whereas it might have been used. Material is saved, time is saved, workmanship and labor are saved, capital is saved. And everyone profits by the saving. The outdoor ...

Google previewIllustrated Electrical Review (1918)

Every outdoor substation is a case where material has been conserved, whereas it might have been used. Material is saved, time is saved, workmanship and labor are saved, capital is saved. And everyone profits by the saving, The outdoor ...

Google previewSmart Grid (2014)

Communication-Enabled Intelligence for the Electric Power Grid by Stephen F. Bush

The substation is the root of the tree, and branches located farther from the substation are at progressively lower voltages. The problem with this topology is that isolating a fault will also block power to all downstream customers. The opposite ...

Google previewSmart Grid Dictionary Plus (2011)

by Christine Hertzog

Substation A utility location where power is reduced from transmission high voltage to lower voltage used by customers. These facilities contain switches, capacitors, transformers, and additional equipment to manage the flow of electricity.

Google previewConcise Encyclopedia of High Performance Silicones (2014)

by Atul Tiwari, Mark D. Soucek

Pylarinos, High voltage substation pollution maintenance: The use ofRTV silicone rubber coatings, in: 6th Mediterranian ...

Google previewDrake's Electrical Dictionary (2013)

by Paul Lowe,


Google previewEncyclopedia of Automotive Engineering (2015)

by David Crolla

substation. The charging control unit communicates with the meter over the MEP interface, generates the PWM signals, and verifies that the charging cable is properly connected to the vehicle. A separate serial or Ethernet port can be ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Sustainable Technologies (2017)

by Martin Abraham

The offshore substation houses the offshore converter in addition to the PCC, switch gear, and offshore transformer. The HVAC output of offshore transformer is converted to DC by an AC/DC converter. The submarine DC cables interconnect ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Library and Information Science (1984)

Volume 37 - Supplement 2: Alabama. University of Alabama Graduate School of Library Science to Universal Bibliographic Control by Allen Kent

The Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute also supports a small library at the institute's Cali Substation located in Cali. Colombia. Acquisitions and technical processes are carried out by the STRI Library staff, and materials are periodically ...

Google previewNelson's Encyclopaedia (1907)

Everybody's Book of Reference ... by Frank Moore Colby, George Sandeman

From the primary substation (or in smaller systems direct from the generating stations) feeders supply secondary substations, which in turn supply the feeders throughout the area. These secondary substations may supply energy at reduced ...

Google previewDictionary of Construction Terms (2014)

by Simon Tolson

A large development may require its own substation to be installedby theelectricity supplier.A substation maycontain other equipment such as switchgear and circuit breakers. Substituted contractor Anew contractor who takes the place of the ...

Google previewComprehensive Dictionary of Electrical Engineering (1999)

by Phillip A. Laplante

bulk substation a substation located on a high- voltage transmission line which supplies bulk power to a non- generating utility. bulldog an attachment for a wire or hoist. mortality failures ...

Google previewComprehensive Dictionary of Electrical Engineering, Second Edition (2005)

by Philip A. Laplante

bulk substation a substation located on a highvoltage transmission line which supplies bulk power to a non- generating utility. bulldog an attachment for a wire or hoist. bump a localized orbit ...

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