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Electricity Transmission, Distribution and Storage Systems

Electricity transmission and distribution systems carry electricity from suppliers to demand sites. During transmission materials ageing and performance issues can lead to losses amounting to about 10% of the total generated electricity. Advanced grid technologies are therefore in development to sustain higher network efficiency, while also maintaining power quality and security.

Electricity transmission, distribution and storage systems presents a comprehensive review of the materials, architecture and performance of electricity transmission and distribution networks, and the application and integration of electricity storage systems.

The first part of the book reviews the fundamental issues facing electricity networks, with chapters discussing Transmission and Distribution (T&D) infrastructure, reliability and engineering, regulation and planning, the protection of T&D networks and the integration of distributed energy resources to the grid. Chapters in part two review the development of transmission and distribution system, with advanced concepts such as FACTS and HVDC, as well as advanced materials such as superconducting material and network components. This coverage is extended in the final section with chapters reviewing materials and applications of electricity storage systems for use in networks, for renewable and distributed generation plant, and in buildings and vehicles, such as batteries and other advanced electricity storage devices.

With its distinguished editor, Electricity transmission, distribution and storage systems is an essential reference for materials and electrical engineers, energy consultants, T&D systems designers and technology manufacturers involved in advanced transmission and distribution.

Hardbound, 512 Pages

Published: October 2013

Imprint: Woodhead Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-84569-784-6

Contents

  • Part 1 Fundamentals of electricity transmission and distribution: Introduction to transmission and distribution (T&D) networks: T&D infrastructure, reliability and engineering, regulation and planning; Transmission and distribution (T&D) network monitoring and control; Protection of transmission and distribution (T&D) networks; Integration of distributed energy resources to the grid. Part 2 Advances in materials and technologies for electricity transmission and distribution: Development of advanced materials for transmission and distribution (T&D) networks equipment; High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) electric power transmission systems; Modern flexible AC transmission system (FACTS) devices; Nanodielectrics and their role in power transmission applications; Superconducting power cables and fault current limiters. Part 3 Electricity storage technologies: Economic and environmental assessment of electricity storage systems; Materials and chemistry for nickel-based batteries; Redox flow batteries for medium- to large-scale energy storage; Superconducting magnetic energy storage (SEMS) systems.

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