Dramatic power outages in North America, and the threat of a similar crisis in Europe, have made the planning and maintenance of the electrical power grid a newsworthy topic. Most books on transmission and distribution electrical engineering are student texts that focus on theory, brief overviews, or specialized monographs. Colin Bayliss and Brian Hardy have produced a unique and comprehensive handbook aimed squarely at the engineers and planners involved in all aspects of getting electricity from the power plant to the user via the power grid. The resulting book is an essential read, and a hard-working reference for all engineers, technicians, managers and planners involved in electricity utilities, and related areas such as generation, and industrial electricity usage.

Key Features

* An essential read and hard*working ref


Graduate / chartered engineers and Technician engineers working in electricity generation and distribution. Engineers, managers and planners involved in power system planning and project management.

Table of Contents

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 (CAD)
2.6 Case study
2.7 Graphical 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 Distribution characterization
7.4 Heating, ventilation and air-conditioning
7.5 Fire detection and suppression

Chapter 8: Earthing and Bonding
8.1 Introduction
8.2 Design criteria
8.3 Substation earthing calculations
8.4 Computer simulation



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