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1st Edition

Modern Distribution Systems with PSCAD Analysis

ISBN 9781138033559
Published March 7, 2018 by CRC Press
124 Pages

USD $89.95

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Book Description

With the new advancements in distribution systems, such as the integration of renewable energy and bidirectional energy flow, it is necessary to equip power system engineers and students with better tools and understanding of how to study and analyze various phenomenon in distribution system. This book includes sections that address new advancements in distribution systems by discussing possible impacts associated with active distribution systems. It provides a foundational knowledge of the parts and equipment that make up a distribution grid, how they work, and how they are designed, maintained, and protected. The book highlights experimental modeling and analysis examples, which can be carried out by utilizing the software, PSCAD. It aims to introduce and familiarize the reader with how to use analytical tools and understand the engineering problems related to distribution system.

Table of Contents

1 Introduction to Distribution System

1.1 Distribution System Introduction and Design Considerations

1.2 Simple Radial System

1.3 Voltage Regulation

1.4 Capacitor Banks

1.5 Distribution System Conductors

1.6 Grounding Equipment, System Grounding, and Grounding Transformer

1.7 Loss Calculation

2 Distribution System Analysis

2.1 Transients in Distribution System

3 Distribution Systems and the Concept of Power Quality

3.1 Power Quality

3.2 Harmonics

3.3 Voltage Quality, Sag, and Voltage Sag Solutions

3.4 Flicker

4 Active Distribution Systems and Related Concerns

4.1 Renewable System Integration and Their Impacts on Distribution System

4.2 Capacity Increase by Upgrading Conductors

4.3 Optimal Placement Planning

4.4 Voltage Control

4.5 Redesigning the Network to a Mesh System

4.6 Applications of Battery Storage in Power System Improvement

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Dr. Atousa Yazdani has many years of industry experience in design, modeling and analysis of power systems. Her main research interest is in the application of power electronic apparatus in power system dynamic system analysis and the testing of power system with the inclusion of novel technologies. She received her MSc and BSc in Tehran Polytechnics (2001) and Tehran University (1997), respectively. She then received her PhD from Missouri University of Science and Technology in 2009. Dr. Yazdani has been involved in several consulting projects both in the USA and abroad. She has been instrumental in several utility scaled projects, such as integration of renewable energy, and implementation of stability algorithms utilizing synchrophasors data. She is an expert in power system modeling and analysis with the application of power electronic devices to enhance system stability. Additionally, she played an essential role in the setting up of hardware in the loop laboratory test projects and device testing.