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3rd Edition

Electric Power Generation, Transmission, and Distribution

Edited By

Leonard L. Grigsby

ISBN 9781439856284
Published May 16, 2012 by CRC Press
790 Pages 459 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Featuring contributions from worldwide leaders in the field, the carefully crafted Electric Power Generation, Transmission, and Distribution, Third Edition (part of the five-volume set, The Electric Power Engineering Handbook) provides convenient access to detailed information on a diverse array of power engineering topics. Updates to nearly every chapter keep this book at the forefront of developments in modern power systems, reflecting international standards, practices, and technologies.

Topics covered include:

  • Electric power generation: nonconventional methods
  • Electric power generation: conventional methods
  • Transmission system
  • Distribution systems
  • Electric power utilization
  • Power quality

L.L. Grigsby, a respected and accomplished authority in power engineering, and section editors Saifur Rahman, Rama Ramakumar, George Karady, Bill Kersting, Andrew Hanson, and Mark Halpin present substantially new and revised material, giving readers up-to-date information on core areas. These include advanced energy technologies, distributed utilities, load characterization and modeling, and power quality issues such as power system harmonics, voltage sags, and power quality monitoring.

With six new and 16 fully revised chapters, the book supplies a high level of detail and, more importantly, a tutorial style of writing and use of photographs and graphics to help the reader understand the material.

New chapters cover:

  • Water
  • Transmission Line Reliability Methods
  • High Voltage Direct Current Transmission System
  • Advanced Technology High-Temperature Conduction
  • Distribution Short-Circuit Protection
  • Linear Electric Motors

A volume in the Electric Power Engineering Handbook, Third Edition.

Other volumes in the set:

Table of Contents

Part I: Electric Power Generation: Nonconventional Methods, S. Rahman

Wind Power, V. Nelson

Photovoltaic Fundamentals, R.A. Messenger

Advanced Energy Technologies, S. Rahman

Water, V. Nelson

Part II: Electric Power Generation: Conventional Methods,
R. Ramakumar

Hydroelectric Power Generation, S.R. Brockschink, J.H. Gurney, and D.B. Seely

Synchronous Machinery, P.I. Nippes

Thermal Generating Plants, K.H. Sebra

Distributed Utilities, J.R. Kennedy and R. Ramakumar

Part III: Transmission System, G.G. Karady

Concept of Energy Transmission and Distribution, G.G. Karady

Transmission Line Structures, J.C. Pohlman

Insulators and Accessories, G.G. Karady and R.G. Farmer

Transmission Line Construction and Maintenance, J. Green, D. Chipman, and Y. Gill

Insulated Power Cables Used in Underground Applications, M.L. Dyer

Transmission Line Parameters, M. Reta-Hernández

Sag and Tension of Conductor, D.A. Douglass and F. Ridley Thrash

Corona and Noise, G.N. Trinh

Geomagnetic Disturbances and Impacts upon Power System Operation, J.G. Kappenman

Lightning Protection, W.A. Chisholm

Reactive Power Compensation, R.S. Thallam and G. Joós

Environmental Impact of Transmission Lines, G.G. Karady

Transmission Line Reliability Methods, B. Keel, V.C. Patel, and H. Stewart Nunn II

High-Voltage Direct Current Transmission System, G.G. Karady and G. Joós

Transmission Line Structures, R.E. Nickerson, P.M. Kandaris, and A.M. DiGioia, Jr.

Advanced Technology High-Temperature Conductors, J.R. Hunt

Part IV: Distribution Systems, W.H. Kersting

Power System Loads, R.R. Shoults and Larry D. Swift

Distribution System Modeling and Analysis, W.H. Kersting

Power System Operation and Control, G.L. Clark and Simon W. Bowen

Hard-to-Find Information (on Distribution System Characteristics and Protection), J. Burke

Real-Time Control of Distributed Generation, M. Dilek and R.P. Broadwater

Distribution Short-Circuit Protection, T.A. Short

Part V: Electric Power Utilization, A.P. Hanson

Metering of Electric Power and Energy, J.V. Grubbs

Basic Electric Power Utilization: Loads, Load Characterization and Load Modeling, A.P. Hanson

Electric Power Utilization: Motors, C.A. Gross

Linear Electric Motors, J.F. Gieras

Part VI: Power Quality, S. Mark Halpin

Introduction, S. Mark Halpin

Wiring and Grounding for Power Quality, Christopher J. Melhorn

Harmonics in Power Systems, S. Mark Halpin

Voltage Sags, Math H.J. Bollen

Voltage Fluctuations and Lamp Flicker in Power Systems, S. Mark Halpin

Power Quality Monitoring, P. Coleman

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Leonard L. Grigsby is retired from Auburn University, Alabama, USA.