Power Distribution Planning Reference Book (Power Engeering, V1): Second Edition / Edition 2

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Providing more than twice the content of the original edition, this Second Edition is the premier source on the selection, development, and provision of safe, high-quality, and cost-effective electric utility distribution systems-promising vast improvements in system reliability and layout by spanning every significant aspect of system planning including load forecasting, scheduling, performance, and economics.

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The first volume of a new series surveys the field of electric utility distribution system planning, as well as its internal interactions. It details procedures and methods for specification, layout, planning economics, and scheduling, and demonstrates how to meet customer demands in the most efficient and cost-effective manner. The chapters address topics such as power delivery systems, planning criteria, line segments and transformer economics and set design, forecasting T&D load, distribution feeder analysis, and traditional versus competitive industry paradigms. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780824748753
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 3/1/2004
  • Series: Power Engineering (Willis) Series
  • Edition description: Revised and Expanded
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 1244
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 2.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Series Introduction
1 Power Delivery Systems 1
2 Consumer Demand and Electric Load 47
3 Electric Load, Coincidence, and Behavior 85
4 Power System Reliability 103
5 Economics and Evaluation of Cost 135
6 Evaluation, Prioritization, and Approval 167
7 Equipment Ratings, Loadings, Lifetime, and Failure 231
8 Equipment Failures and System Performance 267
9 Load Reach and Volt-VAR Engineering 283
10 Distributed Resources 331
11 Basic Line Segment and Transformer Sizing Economics 389
12 Choosing the Right Set of Line and Equipment Sizes 419
13 Distribution Feeder Layout 449
14 Feeder Layout, Switching, and Reliability 477
15 Multi-Feeder Layout 553
16 Distribution Substations 579
17 Distribution System Layout 615
18 Substation Siting and System Expansion Planning 661
19 Service Level Layout and Planning 705
20 Planning Goals and Criteria 735
21 Reliability-Related Criteria and Their Use 757
22 Distribution Circuit Electrical Analysis 785
23 Distribution System Reliability Analysis Methods 819
24 Automated Planning Tools and Methods 869
25 T&D Load Forecasting Methods 909
26 Planning and the T&D Planning Process 967
27 Practical Aspects of T&D Load Forecasting 1017
28 Balancing Reliability and Spending 1055
29 Objectivity, Bias, and Accuracy in Planning 1127
30 Key Points, Guidelines, Recommendations 1189
Index 1207
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