Electric Power Distribution Handbook (Electric Power Engineering Series)

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9780849317910: Electric Power Distribution Handbook (Electric Power Engineering Series)

Of the ...big three... components of the electricity infrastructure, distribution typically gets the least attention, and no thorough, up-to-date treatment of the subject has been published in years. Filling that void, the Electric Power Distribution Handbook provides comprehensive information on the electrical aspects of power distribution systems. It is an unparalleled source for the background information, hard-to-find tables, graphs, methods, and statistics that power engineers need, and includes tips and solutions for problem solving and improving performance. In short, this handbook gives readers the tools they need to understand the science and practices of distribution systems.

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T. A. (Tom) Short is a technical executive at the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI). His leadership on the EPRI arc flash collaborative research has led to changes in the NESC. A technical lead on EPRI’s green circuits project, he holds an MS in electrical engineering from Montana State University. As an IEEE Working Group chair, he led the development of IEEE Std. 1410-1997, Improving the Lightning Performance of Electric Power Overhead Distribution Lines. He has also served as chair of the IEEE Schenectady Section and the Task Force on weather normalization of reliability data. Before joining EPRI, he worked for Power Technologies, Inc.

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[A] comprehensive source for information about the components that make up our current distribution system. ... The book is a thorough look at power distribution systems. It is written in a clear and easily understood manner.
- E-Streams, Vol. 7, No. 9, Sept. 2004

The book is very readable for a practicing engineer. Basic theory and fundamental equations are presented along with hundreds of tables, graphs, figures, and excellent written descriptions, which make the book very easy to read and understand. The comprehensive collection of many hard-to-find tables and graphs also makes this book a worthwhile investment. ... This handbook is highly recommended for power engineers working on distribution systems or those who want to learn more about the modern power distribution system.
- IEEE Electrical Insulation Magazine, Jan/Feb 2005, Vol. 21, No. 1

CRC Press has delivered another excellent, applications-rich work for practicing engineers or professionals-in-training. Short addresses all major problems in distribution system design and operation, clearly describing the fundamental physical issues involved and providing proven, best-practice engineering tools to analyze and solve the problems. He provides ample, practical, and unambiguous illustrations, field data, and analytical formulae well-adapted for use by the practicing engineer. The book offers in-depth coverage of the very latest information and proven remedies of increasingly problematic distribution networks power quality and reliability issues, ... An excellent resource ... Summing Up: Essential.
- CHOICE, April 2004

A welcome addition to any technical library for practicing distribution engineers...The fabric of the work includes a rich assortment of research contributed by many individuals...There is also a lot of hard-to-find information included...The book includes an extensive amount of figures and photos that really add clarity, complement the text, and better orient the reader to the particular topic.
- IEEE Power and Energy Magazine, July/August 2005

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