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Why is Delta star transformer used for step down transformer and star delta for step up transformer?

According to this book,
Electrical Power Systems
By C L Wadhwa
 
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Power is generally distributed in delta to save the expense of a fourth conductor which is only required for final distribution hence star to enable the neutral.
 

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Google, Transmission of Electricity via the Grid this may give you a better understanding of how Electricity is transmitted
 

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Power is generally distributed in delta
I would rather say it is transmitted in delta but distributed to consumers in star, hence the need for a DY transformer at the final substation.

Another property of DY transformers that is of importance here is that 3rd harmonic currents from the load on the Y side are trapped by the transformer and merely circulate around the winding on the primary D side. They are not transmitted along the lines and therefore do not create line losses.
 
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