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Electric Power Distribution Handbook (Electric Power Engineering Series) Hardcover – September 15, 2003

ISBN-13: 978-0849317910 ISBN-10: 0849317916 Edition: 1st

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Product Details

  • Series: Electric Power Engineering Series (Book 10)
  • Hardcover: 784 pages
  • Publisher: CRC Press; 1 edition (September 15, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0849317916
  • ISBN-13: 978-0849317910
  • Product Dimensions: 9.6 x 6.1 x 1.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.7 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,840,017 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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

About the Author

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.

--This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.

More About the Author

*** distributionhandbook.com ***

Tom Short is a Technical Executive at the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI). His research and study activities have included distribution system studies, reliability, power quality, distributed generation, lightning protection, and capacitor application. Before joining EPRI PEAC in 2000 (later merged into EPRI), he worked for Power Technologies, Inc. for ten years.

Mr. Short has a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Montana State University in 1990.

As chair of the IEEE Working Group on the Lightning Performance of Electric Power Overhead Distribution Lines, he led the development of IEEE Std. 1410-1997, Improving the Lightning Performance of Electric Power Overhead Distribution Lines. In the 1990's, he led several studies evaluating and monitoring the lightning performance on distribution circuits.

Tom is past chair of the IEEE Schenectady Section. He chaired the IEEE Task Force on Weather Normalization of Reliability Data.

He is currently working on research in the areas of distribution resiliency, distribution system efficiency improvements, fault location, and arc flash.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By J Wong on August 30, 2009
Format: Hardcover
This handbook covers many important and relevant topics in distribution engineering with appropriate depth of treatment. Examples are voltage regulators, reclosing practices and distributed generation. Unlike a few other popular distribution engineering references nowadays, the diagrams in this handbook are clear, and the reference data such as cable and line impedance are quite complete. I believe it is a very good reference for all practising distribution engineers and technicians.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By P. Caskey on August 9, 2011
Format: Kindle Edition
The tables that are images are so small that nothing can be discerned. Tables that are text are formatted incorrectly such that there are no columns; each entry of the table appears on its own line.

It might not be a problem for reading a novel, but for textbooks, it's unacceptable.
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The book is very technical yet easy to understand. The author, Tom Short of EPRI PEAC, covers all aspects of power distribution from fundamentals to lightning protection and distributed generation. I found this reference so valuable that I purchased a copy for each field office.
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