The subject of this paper is the analysis of the behavior of an ac/HV (400
kV) cable line, compensated with shunted inductors, in the event of a fault
. Comparisons are made between, and the consequences assessed for a three-p
hase, single and double phase-to-ground short circuit, starting from variou
s operating conditions. The paper presents criteria applied for assessing t
he worst fault and the influence of compensating parameters under fault con
ditions, and for locating the most severe type of fault.