Research and Test

CIGRE: (International Council on Large Electric Systems)
CIGRE is a permanent, non-governmental and nonprofit International Association, based in France. CIGRE is one of the leading worldwide Organizations on Electric Power Systems, covering their technical, economic, environmental, organizational and regulatory aspects.

Study Committee A3 (CIGRE)
The mission of Study Committee A3 is to facilitate and promote the progress of engineering and the international exchange of information and knowledge in the field of high voltage equipment and to add value to this information and knowledge by means of synthesizing state-of-the-art practices and developing recommendations.
Working Group A3.17: Evaluation of Stresses of Surge Arresters and appropriate Test Procedures — In the Surge Arrester community an ongoing discussion can be observed addressing mechanical tests, climatic tests, short circuit tests, impulse current tests, d.c. tests, and long duration tests. Recommendations will be worked out regarding improved, commonly applicable test procedures for Surge Arresters, both as a stand-alone apparatus and as an integral part of other equipment.

EPRI: Electric Power Research Institute
EPRIEPRI, with major locations in Palo Alto, California, and Charlotte, North Carolina, was established in 1973 as an independent, nonprofit center for public interest energy and environmental research. EPRI brings together members, participants, the Institute's scientists and engineers, and other leading experts to work collaboratively on solutions to the challenges of electric power. These solutions span nearly every area of electricity generation, delivery, and use, including health, safety, and environment. EPRI's members represent over 90% of the electricity generated in the United States. International participation represents nearly 15% of EPRI's total research, development, and demonstration program.EPRI brings together members, participants, the Institute's scientists and engineers, and other leading experts to work collaboratively on solutions to the challenges of electric power. These solutions span nearly every area of electricity generation, delivery, and use, including health, safety, and environment. EPRI's members represent over 90% of the electricity generated in the United States. International participation represents nearly 15% of EPRI's total research, development, and demonstration program.

ArresterWorks
An Olean, New York based International Consultancy  focused on assisting others in improving power system reliability through design, production and application of arresters to mitigate the effect of lightning and other transients. The Web site has considerable reference material on arresters and their applications. The company owner has 35 years of engineering experience and has served on several National and International committees.

Essays in Information & Communications Technology, (ICT), Surge Protection

This UK-based site contains free, sponsored and paid for tutorials on lightning surge protection concerning components, assemblies, devices and equipment used in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) systems. The site material is grouped into the topics of cell towers, conferences, definitions, Ethernet, simulation, standards, surges and surge protection. The site webmaster owner is a noted protection engineer who has contributed to National, Regional and International Standards Development Organisations (SDOs).