In the past automation of the power network was a very specialized area but recently due to deregulation and privatization the area has become of a great importance because companies require more information and communication to minimize costs, reduce workforce and minimize errors in order to make a profit.
- Covers engineering requirements and business implications of this cutting-edge and ever-evolving field
- Provides a unique insight into a fast-emerging and growing market that has become and will continue to evolve into one of leading communication technologies
- Written in a practical manner to help readers handle the transformation from the old analog environment to the modern digital communications-based one
Electrical power engineering professionals (transmission and distribution); communications engineers working in the electricity generation and distribution sector. Electrical and mechanical engineers and technicians wishing to understand the essentials of industrial data communications in the electricity transmission and distribution business.
Introduction to Power System Automation; Historical Development of Power System Automation; Overview of Power Networks; Fundamentals of Electrical Protection; Remote Substation Access and Local Intelligence; Data Communications; Communication Protocols; SCADA Systems; Communications in Power System Automation; Power System Automation Architectures; Power System Automation Systems on the Market; Practical Considerations; The Internet.
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- © Newnes 2003
- 7th October 2003
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Cobus Strauss has worked as a professional project engineer for the past fifteen years mainly in the mining and petrochemical industries. He currently consults to a wide variety of clients in the mining industry and has a particular interest in substation automation as a result of his work in automating the electrical networks of a number of large companies. He has lectured for IDC Technologies in Australia, South Africa and New Zealand.
SKM Engineers, Perth, Australia