Transmission and Distribution Electrical Engineering

4th Edition

Authors: Colin Bayliss Brian Hardy
Hardcover ISBN: 9780080969121
eBook ISBN: 9780080969138
Imprint: Newnes
Published Date: 19th December 2011
Page Count: 1180
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This market leading classic is a true comprehensive on-the-job reference, covering all aspects of getting electricity from the source to user via the power grid. Electric power transmission and distribution is a huge sector, and engineers require the real world guidance of this book in order to upgrade networks to handle smart and renewable sources of power. This new edition covers renewable and distributed energy developments, international regulatory compliance issues with coverage of IEC standards, and new key conversions to US based standards and terminologies

Utilising examples from real-life systems and challenges, this book clearly and succinctly outlines fundamental knowledge requirements for working in this area. Written by engineers for engineers, theory is tied to current best-practice, and new chapters cover hot topics including DC Transmission, Smart Networks and bringing renewable sources into the grid. Particularly useful for power engineers starting out on their career, this new edition ensures Bayliss remains an essential ‘tool of the trade’ for all engineers, technicians, managers and planners involved in electricity supply and industrial electricity usage.

Key Features

  • Updated to ensure that the book continues to deliver all the fundamental knowledge requirements of practicing power engineers in a single volume
  • High profile authors with extensive career-long knowledge of the industry
  • 30% new and revised content includes new chapters on renewable and distributed energy sources
  • Expanded coverage of power quality, latest EMC standards and requirements, earthing and bonding, surge protection, line design and switchgear developments


Electrical and power system engineers involved in generation, distribution and consumption; power station engineers; industrial users – plant engineers; off-network electrical engineers; consultants to the power industry; students and researchers

Table of Contents

About the Authors

List of Contributors



Chapter 1. System Studies

1.1. Introduction

1.2. Load Flow

1.3. System Stability

1.4. Short Circuit Analysis

Chapter 2. Drawings and Diagrams

2.1. Introduction

2.2. Block Diagrams

2.3. Schematic Diagrams

2.4. Manufacturers’ Drawings

2.5. Computer Aided Design

2.6. Case Study

2.7. Graphical Symbols

Appendix A. Relay Identification – Numerical Codes

Appendix B. Comparison between German, British, US/Canadian and International Symbols

Chapter 3. Substation Layouts

3.1. Introduction

3.2. Substation Design Considerations

3.3. Alternative Layouts

3.4. Space Requirements

Chapter 4. Substation Auxiliary Power Supplies

4.1. Introduction

4.2. DC Supplies

4.3. Batteries

4.4. AC Supplies

Chapter 5. Current and Voltage Transformers

5.1. Introduction

5.2. Current Transformers

5.3. Voltage Transformers

5.4. Future Trends

Chapter 6. Insulators

6.1. Introduction

6.2. Insulator Materials

6.3. Insulator Types

6.4. Pollution Control

6.5. Insulator Specification

6.6. Tests

Chapter 7. Substation Building Services

7.1. Introduction

7.2. Lighting

7.3. The Characterization of LVAC Distribution Systems

7.4. Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning

7.5. Fire Detection and Suppression

7.6. Security

Chapter 8. Earthing and Bonding

8.1. Introduction

8.2. Design Criteria

8.3. Substation Earthing Calculations

8.4. Computer Simulation

8.5. Protective Multiple Earthing

Chapter 9. Insulation Co-ordination

9.1. Introduction

9.2. System Voltages

9.3. C


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About the Author

Colin Bayliss

Affiliations and Expertise

United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA), Director of Major Projects

Brian Hardy

Affiliations and Expertise

Independent consultant & past Technical Advisor to BalfourBeatty capital


"Surely the most comprehensive tome ever published on the subject. Transmission and Distribution Electrical Engineering should be weighing down the bookshelves of all engineers, manufacturers and contractors involved with transmission and distribution networks." --Electrical Review

"Colin Bayliss should be applauded for producing... a book that presents a comprehensive range of subjects that would give the young engineer a good base knowledge of transmission and distribution electrical engineering and to help him or her to be a useful member of a project team." --Power Engineering Journal

"The challenges today for those undertaking transmission and distribution system new build projects, existing system extensions, or refurbishment and life extension of older equipment, are as great as ever … Leading, as I do, the transmission and distribution business of international and well recognised engineering consultancy Mott MacDonald, I see this book as being useful to clients and contractors as well as others such as industry regulators, environmentalists, and government officials. This book enables those in the field of transmission and distribution electrical engineering to have a well founded understanding of the key principles, the methodologies and current best practice." --Peter Black, Director, Mott MacDonald Limited