4th Edition

Electric Power Distribution Engineering

By Chee-Wooi Ten, Ali Mehrizi-Sani Copyright 2024
    480 Pages 239 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    496 Pages 239 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

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    Are you fascinated by the complex web of electrical power that illuminates our modern world? Do you want to understand the intricate systems responsible for delivering electricity to our homes, businesses, and industries? Look no further than Electric Power Distribution System Engineering, Fourth Edition by renowned author Turan Gönen, revised and updated by Chee-Wooi Ten and Ali Mehrizi-Sani. This captivating book takes you on a journey through the fascinating realm of electric power distribution, offering a comprehensive yet accessible exploration of the engineering principles, technologies, and practices that underpin this vital aspect of our daily lives. Whether you're a curious non-specialist, an avid reader with a thirst for knowledge, or a librarian or bookseller seeking an invaluable resource, Gönen's masterwork will both enlighten and captivate you.

    An early leader in the academic market, this book provides an overview of classical planning for electric power distribution systems, which has been used for many years in designing and analyzing electric power distribution systems. The authors have taken a bold initiative to update the content, incorporating relevant aspects reflecting the advancements of today's evolving smart grid. Within its pages, readers will discover detailed discussions on the principles of power distribution, including the fundamentals of power generation, transmission, and distribution. The authors provide detailed explanations of the various components and equipment used in distribution systems, such as transformers, circuit breakers, switches, and protective devices. As part of the book, planning for the distribution network involves sizing and considering candidate geographical locations/regions in relation to the capacity of existing infrastructure, allowing for new additions to be built. For example, this includes locations either extending another feeder from distribution substations or building new distribution substations, depending on what makes more sense. Many assumptions have been made for non-existing distribution feeders to calculate ballpark figures for determining voltage profile and power losses if they were to be constructed. Readers will gain insights into how these considerations translate into net positive, net negative, or net-zero loads. All of these aspects can be gradually integrated with renewable energy sources, innovative grid technologies, and distribution automation over time.

    The authors involved in this book have made significant contributions to the state-of-the-art development by incorporating recent updates from the literature, thereby addressing the latest advancements. One remarkable feature of Turan Gönen's Electric Power Distribution System Engineering is its strong focus on practical applications and real-world scenarios. In addition to providing theoretical knowledge, the book also offers numerous examples that effectively bridge the gap between theory and practice. This unique approach enables readers to comprehend the intricacies of distribution system engineering and apply their newfound knowledge to solve complex problems in the field. By seamlessly blending theoretical foundations with practical insights, Gonen's book emerges as an indispensable resource for aspiring engineers, professionals, and researchers, as it offers a comprehensive understanding of electric power distribution systems and their practical implications.

    Chapter 1 Distribution System Planning and Automation

    SECTION II Profiling Electrical Loads

    Chapter 2 Load Characteristics

    Chapter 3 Application of Distribution Transformers

    SECTION III Projecting Network Expansion

    Chapter 4 Design of Subtransmission Lines and Distribution Substations

    Chapter 5 Design Considerations of Primary Systems

    Chapter 6 Design Considerations of Secondary Systems

    Chapter 7 Voltage-Drop and Power-Loss Calculations

    SECTION IV Regulating Voltage With/Without Capacitance

    Chapter 8 Application of Capacitors to Distribution Systems

    Chapter 9 Distribution System Voltage Regulation


    Turan Gönen, a distinguished figure in the field of electrical engineering, held the esteemed position of being a professor of electrical engineering and also served as the director of the Electrical Power Educational Institute at California State University, Sacramento. Gonen's educational background was adorned with a B.S. and M.S. in electrical engineering from Istanbul Technical College, followed by a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Iowa State University. His academic pursuits extended further as he achieved an M.S. in industrial engineering and a Ph.D. with a co-major in industrial engineering from Iowa State University, alongside obtaining an MBA from the University of Oklahoma. Gonen first authored this book in 1986. His contributions to academia and research were substantial, marked by a portfolio of over 100 technical papers. His expertise was recognized as he held the distinction of being an IEEE Senior Member. He passed away in 2014

    Chee-Wooi Ten (Senior Member, IEEE) holds the position of Professor of Electrical Engineering at Michigan Tech. He focuses on investigating rare events using system risk models and data science, with a keen interest in untangling complex interactions between power grids and transportation systems to advance decarbonization. His efforts center on crafting cyber-aware security strategies for bulk power systems, validated through steady-state and dynamic analyses, emphasizing the need to anticipate disruptions in a context of distributed generation. Ten earned degrees from Iowa State University and a Ph.D. from University College Dublin. He joined Michigan Tech in 2010, after experience as a power application engineer at Siemens. His research covers critical cyberinfrastructures modeling, SCADA automation applications in power grids, and he's edited for IEEE and Elsevier journals, authoring the textbook “Electric Power: Distribution Emergency Operation.”

    Ali Mehrizi-Sani (Senior Member, IEEE) received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada.,He is currently an Associate Professor with Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, USA. He is an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion, IEEE Power Engineering Letters, and IET Generation, Transmission and Distribution. Dr. Mehrizi-Sani was a recipient of the 2018 IEEE PES Outstanding Young Engineer Award and 2017 IEEE Mac E. Van Valkenburg Early Career Teaching Award among his recognitions.