I understand that in an electric power transmission network, the power loss in the transmission line is given by [b]Ploss = I^2R.[/b]Hence if we transmit electricity at high voltage, current I is reduced and hence Ploss is reduced.
But Ohm's law states that V = IR.
So if I were to substitute this into the Ploss equation above, I end up with [b]Ploss = V^2/R[/b]. Which means if the voltage is higher, the Ploss would be higher.
Do these seem conflicting?
I appreciate your help to reconcile this.
Thanks in advance for your assistance.
Lim Heng Leng