Electrical Power Transmission System Engineering: Analysis and Design, 2nd Edition / Edition 2

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Although many textbooks deal with a broad range of topics in the power system area of electrical engineering, few are written specifically for an in-depth study of modern electric power transmission.

Drawing from the author’s 31 years of teaching and power industry experience, in the U.S. and abroad, Electrical Power Transmission System Engineering: Analysis and Design, Second Edition provides a wide-ranging exploration of modern power transmission engineering. This self-contained text includes ample numerical examples and problems, and makes a special effort to familiarize readers with vocabulary and symbols used in the industry.

Provides essential impedance tables and templates for placing and locating structures

Divided into two sections—electrical and mechanical design and analysis—this book covers a broad spectrum of topics. These range from transmission system planning and in-depth analysis of balanced and unbalanced faults, to construction of overhead lines and factors affecting transmission line route selection. The text includes three new chapters and numerous additional sections dealing with new topics, and it also reviews methods for allocating transmission line fixed charges among joint users.

Uniquely comprehensive, and written as a self-tutorial for practicing engineers or students, this book covers electrical and mechanical design with equal detail. It supplies everything required for a solid understanding of transmission system engineering.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781439802540
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 5/27/2009
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 876
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 1.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Turan Gönen is Professor of Electrical Engineering at California State University, Sacramento. He holds a BS and MS in Electrical Engineering from Istanbul Technical College (1964 and 1966, respectively), and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Iowa State University (1975). Dr. Gönen also received an MS in Industrial Engineering (1973) and a Ph.D. co-major in Industrial Engineering (1978) from Iowa State University, and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the University of Oklahoma (1980).

Professor Gönen is the Director of the Electrical Power Educational Institute at California State University, Sacramento. Previously, Dr. Gönen was Professor of Electrical Engineering and Director of the Energy Systems and Resources Program at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Professor Gönen also held teaching positions at the University of Missouri-Rolla, the University of Oklahoma, Iowa State University, Florida International University and Ankara Technical College. He has taught electrical electric power engineering for over thirty one years.

Dr. Gönen also has a strong background in power industry; for eight years he worked as a design engineer in numerous companies both in the United States and abroad. He has served as a consultant for the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), Aramco, Black & Veatch Consultant Engineers, and the public utility industry. Professor Gönen has written over 100 technical papers as well as four other books: Modern Power System Analysis, Electric Power Distribution System Engineering, Electrical Machines, and Engineering Economy for Engineering Managers.

Turan Gönen is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and a Senior Member of the Institute of Industrial Engineers. He served on several Committees and Working Groups of the IEEE Power Engineering Society, and he is a member of numerous honor societies including Sigma Xi, Phi Kappa Phi, Eta Kappa Nu, and Tau Alpha Pi. Professor Gönen received the Outstanding Teacher Award at CSUS in 1997.

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Table of Contents

Transmission System Planning

Aging Transmission System

Benefits of Transmission

Power Pools

Transmission Planning

Traditional Transmission System Planning Techniques

Models Used in Transmission System Planning

Transmission Route Identification and Selection

Traditional Transmission System Expansion Planning

Traditional Concerns for Transmission System Planning

New Technical Challenges

Transmission Planning after Open Access

Possible Future Actions by Ferc

Transmission Line Structures and Equipment

The Decision Process to Build a Transmission Line

Design Tradeoffs

Traditional Line Design Practice

Environmental Impact of Transmission Lines

Transmission Line Structures

Subtransmission Lines

Transmission Substations

Sf6-Insulated Substations

Transmission Line Conductors


Substation Grounding

Transmission Line Grounds

Types of Grounding

Transformer Connections

Autotransformers in Transmission Substations

Transformer Selection

Transformer Classifications

Fundamental Concepts

Factors Affecting Transmission Growth

Stability Considerations

Power Transmission Capability of a Transmission Line

Surge Impedance and Surge Impedance Loading of a Transmission Line

Loadability Curves


Shunt Compensation

Series Compensation

Static Var Control

Static Var Systems

Thyristor-Controlled Series Compensator

Static Compensator

Thyristor-Controlled Braking Resistor

Superconducting Magnetic Energy Systems

Subsynchronous Resonance

The Use of Static Compensation to Prevent Voltage Collapse or Instability

Energy Management System

Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition

Advanced Scada Concepts

Six-Phase Transmission Lines

Overhead Power Transmission

Short Transmission Lines (up to 50 mi, or 80 km)

Medium-Length Transmission Lines (up to 150 mi, or 240 km)

Long Transmission Lines (Above 150 mi, or 240 km

General Circuit Constants

Bundled Conductors

Effect of Ground on Capacitance of Three-Phase Lines

Environmental Effects of Overhead Transmission Lines

Underground Power Transmission and Gas-Insulated Transmission Lines

Underground Cables

Underground Cable Installation Techniques

Electrical Characteristics of Insulated Cables

Sheath Currents in Cables

Positive- and Negative-Sequence Reactances

Zero-Sequence Resistance and Reactance

Shunt Capacitive Reactance

Current-Carrying Capacity of Cables

Calculation of Impedances of Cables in Parallel

Ehv Underground Cable Transmission

Gas-Insulated Transmission Lines

Location of Faults in Underground Cables

Direct-Current Power Transmission

Overhead High-Voltage DC Transmission

Comparison of Power Transmission Capacity of High-Voltage DC and AC

High Voltage DC Transmission Line Insulation

Three-Phase Bridge Converter


Per-Unit Systems and Normalizing


Multibridge (B-Bridge) Converter Stations

Per-Unit Representation of B-Bridge Converter Stations

Operation of Direct-Current Transmission Link

Stability of Control

The Use of "Facts" and HVDC to Solve Bottleneck Problems in the Transmission Networks

High-Voltage Power Electronic Substations

Additional Commends on HVDC Converter Stations

Transient Overvoltages and Insulation Coordination

Traveling Waves

Effects of Line Terminations

Junction of Two Lines

Junction of Several Lines

Termination in Capacitance and Inductance

Bewley Lattice Diagram

Surge Attenuation and Distortion

Traveling Waves on Three-Phase Lines

Lightning and Lightning Surges

Shielding Failures of Transmission Lines

Lightning Performance of UHV Lines

Stroke Current Magnitude

Shielding Design Methods

Switching and Switching Surges

Overvoltage Protection

Insulation Coordination

Geomagnetic Disturbances and Their Effects on Power System Operations

Limiting Factors for Extra-High and Ultrahigh Voltage Transmission: Corona, Radio Noise, and Audible Noise


Radio Noise

Audible Noise (AN)

Conductor Size Selection

Symmetrical Components and Fault Analysis

Symmetrical Components

The Operator a

Resolution of Three-Phase Unbalanced System of Phasors into its Symmetrical Components

Power in Symmetrical Components

Sequence Impedances of Transmission Lines

Sequence Capacitances of Transmission Line

Sequence Impedances of Synchronous Machines

Zero-Sequence Networks

Sequence Impedances of Transformers

Analysis of Unbalanced Faults

Shunt Faults

Series Faults

Determination of Sequence Network Equivalents for Series Faults

System Grounding

Elimination of SLG Fault Current by using Peterson Coils

Six-Phase Systems

Protective Equipment and Transmission System Protection

Interruption of Fault Current

High Voltage Circuit Breakers

Circuit Breaker Selection

Disconnect Switches

Load-Break Switches


The Purpose of Transmission Line Protection

Design Criteria for Transmission Line Protection

Zones of Protection

Primary and Backup Protection


Typical Relays Used on Transmission Lines

Computer Applications in Protective Relaying

Transmission System Reliability

National Electric Reliability Council

Index of Reliability

Section 209 of Purpa of 1978

Basic Probability Theory

Combinational Analysis

Probability Distributions

Basic Reliability Concepts

Systems with Repairable Components

Reliability Evaluation of Complex Systems

Markov Processes

Transmission System Reliability Methods

Construction of Overhead Lines

Factors Affecting Mechanical Design of Overhead Lines

Character of Line Route


Mechanical Loading

Required Clearances

Type of Supporting Structures

Mechanical Calculations

Grade of Construction

Line Conductors

Insulator Types

Joint Use by Other Utilities

Conductor Vibration

Conductor Motion Caused by Fault Currents

Sag and Tension Analysis

Effect of Change in Temperature

Line Sag and Tension Calculations

Spans of Unequal Length: Ruling Span

Effects of Ice and Wind Loading

National Electric Safety Code

Line Location


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