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Electric Power Distribution Reliability

2nd Edition

By Richard E. Brown

CRC Press

504 pages | 180 B/W Illus.

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Due to its high impact on the cost of electricity and its direct correlation with customer satisfaction, distribution reliability continues to be one of the most important topics in the electric power industry. Continuing in the unique tradition of the bestselling first edition, Electric Power Distribution Reliability, Second Edition consolidates all pertinent topics on electric power distribution into one comprehensive volume balancing theory, practical knowledge, and real world applications.

Updated and expanded with new information on benchmarking, system hardening, underground conversion, and aging infrastructure, this timely reference enables you to—

· Manage aging infrastructure

· Harden electric power distribution systems

· Avoid common benchmarking pitfalls

· Apply effective risk management

The electric power industry will continue to make distribution system reliability and customer-level reliability a top priority. Presenting a wealth of useful knowledge, Electric Power Distribution Reliability, Second Edition remains the only book that is completely dedicated to this important topic.


Praise for the first edition

… This is altogether a highly recommendable volume … anybody lecturing on power-system reliability or on distribution systems should read it.”

— International Journal of Electrical Engineering Education

Table of Contents

DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS                                                                              

Generation, Transmission, and Distribution                                                                   

Distribution Substations                                                                                                   

Primary Distribution Systems                                                                                           

Secondary Distribution Systems                                                                                      

Load Characteristics                                                                                                           

Distribution Operations                                                                                                                                                     

RELIABILITY METRICS AND INDICES                                                                      

Power Quality, Reliability, and Availability                                                                    

Reliability Indices                                                                                                               

Customer Cost of Reliability                                                                                             

Reliability Targets

History of Reliability Indices                                                                                            

INTERRUPTION CAUSES                                                                                               

Equipment Failures                                                                                                             


Severe Weather                                                                                                                   


Human Factors    

Most Common Causes                                                                                                       

COMPONENT MODELING                                                                                                                                             

Component Reliability Parameters                                                                                   

Failure Rates and Bathtub Curves                                                                                   

Probability Distribution Functions                                                                                  

Fitting Curves to Measured Data                                                                                     

Component Reliability Data                                                                                              

SYSTEM MODELING                                                                                                                                                       

System Events and System States                                                                                   

Event Independence                                                                                                          

Network Modeling                                                                                                              

Markov Modeling                                                                                                               

Analytical Simulation for Radial Systems                                                                       

Analytical Simulation for Network Systems                                                                   

Monte Carlo Simulation                                                                                                     

Other Methodologies                                                                                                         

SYSTEM ANALYSIS                                                                                                                                                        

Model Reduction

System Calibration                                                                                                              

System Analysis 

Improving Reliability                                                                                                          

Storm Hardening 

Conversion of Overhead to Underground                                                                      

Economic Analysis                                                                                                             

Marginal Benefit-to-Cost Analysis                                                                                  

Comprehensive Example                                                                                                    

SYSTEM OPTIMIZATION                                                                                                                                              

Overview of Optimization                                                                                                  

Discrete Optimization Methods                                                                                        

Knowledge-Based Systems                                                                                              

Optimization Applications                                                                                                 

Final Thoughts on Optimization                                                                                       

Study Questions 

AGING INFRASTRUCTURE                                                                                                                                           

Equipment Aging

Equipment Age Profiles                                                                                                     

Population Aging Behavior                                                                                              

Age and Increasing Failure Rates                                                                                    

Inspection, Repair, and Replacement                                                                              

State of the Industry                                                                                                          

Final Thoughts    

About the Series

Power Engineering (Willis)

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TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Engineering (General)