Distribution System Analysis and Automation

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978 1 84919 659 8
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978 1 84919 659 8

This is a comprehensive guide to the techniques that allow engineers to simulate, analyze and optimize power distribution systems. Combined with automation, these techniques underpin the emerging concept of the smart grid. This book is of interest to consultants, manufacturers, contractors, utility engineers working with power distribution systems and academics and advanced students of power engineering.

Based on over 30 years of experience in the field of power systems.
* Outlines a set of techniques that allow engineers to simulate, analyze, and optimize power distribution systems.
* Describes “smart grid” as the entire network from electrical generating plants to customers, taking advantage of communication, advanced applications and information technology to guarantee a reliable and efficient electrical service.
* Topics covered include; an overview of smart grid concepts and technology, distribution automation functions, fundamentals of distribution system analysis and short circuit calculation. 

Table of Contents:
Chapter 1: General Concepts of Power Systems
Chapter 2: Smart Grid for Distribution Systems
Chapter 3: Electrical Circuit Fundamentals
Chapter 4: Optimal location of Sectionalizing Switches
Chapter 5: Distribution System Restoration
Chapter 6: Voltage VAR Control and Capacitor Application
Chapter 7: Power Quality and Harmonics in Distribution Systems
Chapter 8: Short Circuit Analysis and Arc Flash Concepts
Chapter 9: Protection Fundamentals
Chapter 10: Application and Communication
Chapter 11: Targets & Oscillography Records
Chapter 12: Communication & Control Centers