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2nd Edition

Electric Power Distribution Reliability

ISBN 9780849375675
Published September 9, 2008 by CRC Press
504 Pages 180 B/W Illustrations

USD $190.00

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Book Description

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.

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    

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Thomas E. Brown, Lee H. Willis


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