3rd Edition

Electric Power Substations Engineering

Edited By John D. McDonald Copyright 2012
    536 Pages 271 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    The use of electric power substations in generation, transmission, and distribution remains one of the most challenging and exciting areas of electric power engineering. Recent technological developments have had a tremendous impact on all aspects of substation design and operation. With 80% of its chapters completely revised and two brand-new chapters on energy storage and Smart Grids, Electric Power Substations Engineering, Third Edition provides an extensive updated overview of substations, serving as a reference and guide for both industry and academia. Contributors have written each chapter with detailed design information for electric power engineering professionals and other engineering professionals (e.g., mechanical, civil) who want an overview or specific information on this challenging and important area.

    This book:

    • Emphasizes the practical application of the technology
    • Includes extensive use of graphics and photographs to visually convey the book’s concepts
    • Provides applicable IEEE industry standards in each chapter
    • Is written by industry experts who have an average of 25 to 30 years of industry experience
    • Presents a new chapter addressing the key role of the substation in Smart Grids

    Editor John McDonald and this very impressive group of contributors cover all aspects of substations, from the initial concept through design, automation, and operation. The book’s chapters—which delve into physical and cyber-security, commissioning, and energy storage—are written as tutorials and provide references for further reading and study.

    As with the other volumes in the Electric Power Engineering Handbook series, this 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. Several chapter authors are members of the IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES) Substations Committee and are the actual experts who are developing the standards that govern all aspects of substations. As a result, this book contains the most recent technological developments in industry practice and standards.

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

    Other volumes in the set:

    How a Substation Happens, J. Burke and A.-M. Sahazizian

    Gas-Insulated Substations, P. Bolin

    Air-Insulated Substations—Bus/Switching Configurations, M.J. Bio

    High-Voltage Switching Equipment, D.L. Harris and D. Childress

    High-Voltage Power Electronic Substations, D. Retzmann and A. Mukherjee

    Interface Between Automation and the Substation, J.W. Evans

    Substation Integration and Automation, E. MacDonald

    Oil Containment, T. Meisner

    Community Considerations, J.H. Sosinski

    Animal Deterrents/Security, M. Stine

    Substation Grounding, R.P. Keil

    Direct Lightning Stroke Shielding of Substations, R.S. Nowell

    Seismic Considerations, E. Fujisaki

    Substation Fire Protection, D. Delcourt

    Substation Communications, D.E. Nordell

    Physical Security of Substations, J. Oglevie, W.B. Dietzman, and C. Smith

    Cyber Security of Substation Control and Diagnostic Systems, D. Thanos

    Gas-Insulated Transmission Line, H. Koch

    Substation Asset Management, H.L. Willis and R.E. Brown

    Station Commissioning and Project Closeout, J. Burke and R. Clarke

    Energy Storage, R. Masiello

    Role of Substations in Smart Grids, S. Borlase, M.C. Janssen, M. Pesin, and B. Wojszczyk


    John D. McDonald is an affiliate of GE Energy in Duluth, Georgia, USA.