This title is available electronically through the IET Digital Library
Author: Juan M. Gers
Product Code: PBPO0680
Pagination: 328 pp.
Stock Status: In stock
Distribution systems analysis employs a set of techniques that allow engineers to simulate, analyse, and optimise power distribution systems. Combined with automation, these techniques underpin the emerging concept of the “smart grid”. This is described as the entire network from electrical generating plants to customers, taking advantage of communication, advanced applications and information technology to guarantee a reliable and efficient electrical service.
Distribution System Analysis and Automation is based on over 30 years of experience in the field of power systems and combines theoretical concepts with real-world applications and MATLAB exercises.
Topics covered include;
• An overview of smart grid concepts and technology
• Distribution automation functions
• Fundamentals of distribution system analysis
• Short circuit calculation
• Reliability of distribution systems
• Reconfiguration and restoration of distribution systems
• Voltage/var control; harmonic analysis
• Modern protection of distribution systems
• Communications in smart grids
• Interoperability concepts in power electric systems
• Maturity models
About the author
Juan M. Gers is President of GERS, a consulting engineering company specialised in power systems and adjunct professor of Gonzaga University. He was lecturer at University of Valle for more than 20 years and Vice minister of Mines and Energy of Colombia in 2002. He is co-author of ‘Protection of Electricity Distribution Networks” (IET, 2011), now in its third edition, and is the author/co-author of over 40 technical papers. Dr. Gers is a Chartered Engineer of the IET and participates in several groups of the Power System Relaying Committee of the IEEE.
Distribution automation and advance distribution feeder protection are some of the tools that are available to the PAC community in the 21st century to achieve these goals within the context of the Smart Grid. But their implementation requires a change of mindset and understanding of the new requirements and methods to meet them. This is where the book by Juan Gers comes into play. What makes it helpful is the fact that the author is a consulting engineer specialized in electric power systems and their protection and control.
PAC World, March 2016 Issue
Distribution System Analysis and Automation will be of interest to consultants, manufacturers, contractors, utility engineers working with power distribution systems, academics and advanced students of power engineering.
1 Smart Grid overview
2 Distribution automation functions
3 Fundamentals of distribution system analysis
4 Short circuit calculation
5 Reliability of distribution systems
6 Reconfiguration and restoration of distribution systems
7 Volt/VAR control
8 Harmonic analysis
9 Modern protection of distribution systems
10 Communications in Smart Grids
11 Interoperability concepts in power electric systems
12 Maturity models