6th Edition

Guide to Electrical Power Distribution Systems, Sixth Edition



ISBN 9780849336669
Published June 3, 2005 by CRC Press
264 Pages

USD $125.00

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Book Description

Written by a highly regarded power industry expert, this comprehensive manual covers in full detail all aspects of electric power distribution systems, both as they exist today and as they are evolving toward the future. A new chapter examines the impact of the emergence of cogeneration and distributed generation on the power distribution network. Topics include an overview of the process of electricity transmission and distribution, a thorough discussion of each component of the system - conductor supports, insulators and conductors, line equipment, substations, distribution circuits and more - as well as both overhead and underground construction considerations. Improvements in both materials and methods of power distribution are also explored, including the trend toward gradual replacement of heavier porcelain insulators with lighter polymer ones. The complex aspects of electric power distribution are explained in easy-to-understand, non-technical language.

Table of Contents

The Transmission and Distribution System
Conductor Supports
Insulators and Conductors
Line Equipment
Overhead Construction
Underground Construction
Service Actors
Substations
Distribution Circuits, Cogeneration, and Distributed Generation
Essentials of Electricity
Appendix A: Insulation: Porcelain vs Polymer
Appendix B: Street Lighting, Constant Current Circuitry
Appendix C: The Grid Coordinate System, Tying Maps to Computers
Appendix D: U.S. and Metric Relationships
Index

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