3rd Edition

Electric Power Generation, Transmission, and Distribution

Edited By Leonard L. Grigsby Copyright 2012
    790 Pages 459 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    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:

    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


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