Aging Power Delivery Infrastructures Second Edition

Author: H. Lee Willis
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439896917
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Good aging infrastructure management consists of optimizing the choice of equipment and its refurbishment while also making compatible changes in all those operating and ownership policies, the whole combination aimed at optimizing the business results the power system owner desires. Both a reference and tutorial guide, this second edition of Aging Power Delivery Infrastructures provides updated coverage of aging power delivery systems, the problems they cause, and the technical and managerial approaches that power systems owners can take to manage them. See What’s New in the Second Edition: All chapters have been updated or are completely new Comprehensive discussions of all issues related to equipment aging Business impact analysis and models and engineering business studies of actual utility cases Strategy and policy issues and how to frame and customize them for specific situations This book looks at the basics of equipment aging and its system and business impacts on utilities. It covers various maintenance, service and retrofit methods available to mitigate age-related deterioration of equipment. It also presents numerous configuration and automation upgrades at the system level that can deal with higher portions of aging equipment in the system and still provide good service at a reasonable cost.

Aging Power Delivery Infrastructures Second Edition

Author: H. Lee Willis
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1351832549
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Good aging infrastructure management consists of optimizing the choice of equipment and its refurbishment while also making compatible changes in all those operating and ownership policies, the whole combination aimed at optimizing the business results the power system owner desires. Both a reference and tutorial guide, this second edition of Aging Power Delivery Infrastructures provides updated coverage of aging power delivery systems, the problems they cause, and the technical and managerial approaches that power systems owners can take to manage them. See What’s New in the Second Edition: All chapters have been updated or are completely new Comprehensive discussions of all issues related to equipment aging Business impact analysis and models and engineering business studies of actual utility cases Strategy and policy issues and how to frame and customize them for specific situations This book looks at the basics of equipment aging and its system and business impacts on utilities. It covers various maintenance, service and retrofit methods available to mitigate age-related deterioration of equipment. It also presents numerous configuration and automation upgrades at the system level that can deal with higher portions of aging equipment in the system and still provide good service at a reasonable cost.

Understanding Electric Utilities And De Regulation

Author: H. Lee Willis
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781420028263
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Power interruptions of the scale of the North American Blackout of 2003 are rare, but they still loom as a possibility. Will the aging infrastructure fail because deregulated monopolies have no financial incentives to upgrade? Is centralized planning becoming subordinate to market forces? Understanding Electric Utilities and De-Regulation, Second Edition provides an updated, non-technical description that sheds light on the nature of the industry and the issues involved in its transition away from a regulated environment. The book begins by broadly surveying the industry, from a regulated utility structure to the major concepts of de-regulation to the history of electricity, the technical aspects, and the business of power. Then, the authors delve into the technologies and functions on which the industry operates; the many ways that power is used; and the various means of power generation, including central generating stations, renewable energy, and single-household size generators. The authors then devote considerable attention to the details of regulation and de-regulation. To conclude, one new chapter examines aging infrastructures and reliability of service, while another explores the causes of blackouts and how they can be prevented. Based on the authors' extensive experience, Understanding Electric Utilities and De-Regulation, Second Edition offers an up-to-date perspective on the major issues impacting the daily operations as well as the long-term future of the electric utilities industry.

Power Distribution Planning Reference Book Second Edition

Author: H. Lee Willis
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781420030310
Size: 22.17 MB
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Providing more than twice the content of the original edition, this new edition is the premier source on the selection, development, and provision of safe, high-quality, and cost-effective electric utility distribution systems, and it promises vast improvements in system reliability and layout by spanning every aspect of system planning including load forecasting, scheduling, performance, and economics. Responding to the evolving needs of electric utilities, Power Distribution Planning Reference Book presents an abundance of real-world examples, procedural and managerial issues, and engineering and analytical methodologies that are crucial to efficient and enhanced system performance.

Electrical Power Equipment Maintenance And Testing Second Edition

Author: Paul Gill
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1574446568
Size: 35.14 MB
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The second edition of a bestseller, this definitive text covers all aspects of testing and maintenance of the equipment found in electrical power systems serving industrial, commercial, utility substations, and generating plants. It addresses practical aspects of routing testing and maintenance and presents both the methodologies and engineering basics needed to carry out these tasks. It is an essential reference for engineers and technicians responsible for the operation, maintenance, and testing of power system equipment. Comprehensive coverage includes dielectric theory, dissolved gas analysis, cable fault locating, ground resistance measurements, and power factor, dissipation factor, DC, breaker, and relay testing methods.

Electric Power Distribution Reliability Second Edition

Author: Richard E. Brown
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780849375682
Size: 51.85 MB
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Due to its high impact on the cost of electricity and its direct correlation with customer satisfaction, distribution reliability continues to be one of the most important topics in the electric power industry. Continuing in the unique tradition of the bestselling first edition, Electric Power Distribution Reliability, Second Edition consolidates all pertinent topics on electric power distribution into one comprehensive volume balancing theory, practical knowledge, and real world applications. Updated and expanded with new information on benchmarking, system hardening, underground conversion, and aging infrastructure, this timely reference enables you to— · Manage aging infrastructure · Harden electric power distribution systems · Avoid common benchmarking pitfalls · Apply effective risk management The electric power industry will continue to make distribution system reliability and customer-level reliability a top priority. Presenting a wealth of useful knowledge, Electric Power Distribution Reliability, Second Edition remains the only book that is completely dedicated to this important topic.

Electric Power Distribution Reliability

Author: Richard E. Brown
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 0824744284
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Balancing theory, practical knowledge, and real-world applications, this reference consolidates all pertinent topics related to power distribution reliability into one comprehensive volume. Exploring pressing issues in creating and analyzing reliability models, the author highlights the most effective techniques to achieve maximum performance at lowest cost. With over 300 tables, figures, and equations, the book discusses service interruptions caused by equipment malfunction, animals, trees, severe weather, natural disasters, and human error and evaluates strategies to improve reliability and quantifies their impact by incorporating them into component and system models.

Control And Automation Of Electrical Power Distribution Systems

Author: James Northcote-Green
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1420014846
Size: 14.70 MB
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Implementing the automation of electric distribution networks, from simple remote control to the application of software-based decision tools, requires many considerations, such as assessing costs, selecting the control infrastructure type and automation level, deciding on the ambition level, and justifying the solution through a business case. Control and Automation of Electric Power Distribution Systems addresses all of these issues to aid you in resolving automation problems and improving the management of your distribution network. Bringing together automation concepts as they apply to utility distribution systems, this volume presents the theoretical and practical details of a control and automation solution for the entire distribution system of substations and feeders. The fundamentals of this solution include depth of control, boundaries of control responsibility, stages of automation, automation intensity levels, and automated device preparedness. To meet specific performance goals, the authors discuss distribution planning, performance calculations, and protection to facilitate the selection of the primary device, associated secondary control, and fault indicators. The book also provides two case studies that illustrate the business case for distribution automation (DA) and methods for calculating benefits, including the assessment of crew time savings. As utilities strive for better economies, DA, along with other tools described in this volume, help to achieve improved management of the distribution network. Using Control and Automation of Electric Power Distribution Systems, you can embark on the automation solution best suited for your needs.

Electrical Power Cable Engineering Third Edition

Author: William A. Thue
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1351833081
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Fully updated, Electrical Power Cable Engineering, Third Edition again concentrates on the remarkably complex design, application, and preparation methods required to terminate and splice cables. This latest addition to the CRC Press Power Engineering series covers cutting-edge methods for design, manufacture, installation, operation, and maintenance of reliable power cable systems. It is based largely on feedback from experienced university lecturers who have taught courses on these very concepts. The book emphasizes methods to optimize vital design and installation of power cables used in the interrelated fields of electrical, mechanical, and, to some extent, civil engineering. An in-depth exploration of power cable characteristics and applications, it illustrates the many factors that can hinder real-world cable performance. Content focuses on low and medium voltages, considering that these are used for the majority of cables in service globally. This edition also details techniques for testing shielded power cable systems in the field, demonstrating how conductor material size and design depend on ampacity, voltage regulation, and other factors. Covering everything from manufacturing to testing, this resource will benefit: Cable engineers and technicians (working for investor-owned utilities, rural electric cooperatives, and industrial manufacturers) who need to improve their oversight and understanding of power cables Universities that offer electrical power courses Professionals who must master new power cable terminology, engineering characteristics, and background information that will aid them in their decision making responsibilities The author is a life fellow of the IEEE and one of the original developers of industry standards for cables and accessories. To simplify field fundamentals and techniques for less experienced readers, his book contains new, updated, and expanded chapters and an extensive glossary, in addition to useful references, tables, equations, and photographs. More experienced engineers will appreciate the book’s invaluable updates on the emerging materials, products, and concepts driving their dynamic field.

Electrical Power Equipment Maintenance And Testing

Author: Paul Gill
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780824799076
Size: 37.44 MB
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This practical guide provides comprehensive and up-to-date information on the testing and maintenance of electrical power systems equipment and apparatus found in utility, industrial, commercial, and institutional facilities-demonstrating when and how to perform the appropriate tests to ensure maximum operational reliability. Integrating basic principles, theory, and practice, the book discusses routine and preoperational testing and maintenance procedures for assessing equipment reliability and dependability and shows how to inspect and test equipment and apparatus insulation integrity and other operating characteristics affecting performance.