Practical Electrical Network Automation and Communication Systems - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780750658010, 9780080473819

Practical Electrical Network Automation and Communication Systems

1st Edition

Authors: Cobus Strauss
eBook ISBN: 9780080473819
Paperback ISBN: 9780750658010
Imprint: Newnes
Published Date: 7th October 2003
Page Count: 224
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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.

Key Features

  • 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.

Table of Contents

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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About the Author

Cobus Strauss

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.

Affiliations and Expertise

SKM Engineers, Perth, Australia