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Arcing horns interrupting fault current is a new type of arcing horns installed on transmission-line towers, which act to interrupt fault current independently within one cycle of commercial frequency. In this paper, we have developed an Electromagnetic Transients Program (EMTP) simulation model of the arcing horns interrupting fault current to ascertain the application effects and devise an installation strategy. The EMTP simulation model can consecutively simulate the entire process, from fault occurrence to fault clearing, by integrating two different kinds of macroscopic arc models, and is capable of dealing with the entire short-circuit current range by taking into account the characteristics of the arc parameters. Finally, we have verified the validity of the EMTP simulation model by comparing simulation and experimental waveforms, and have shown the simulation of current and voltage waveforms in the event of a system fault by using the Japanese Power System Model as an application example of the EMTP simulation model.