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A unique combination of theory and practice for designing, operating, and optimizing electric distribution systems
Electric Distribution Systems provides a unique, integrated two-prong approach that enables readers to design, install, and manage effective and efficient electric distribution systems. It combines both practical and academic perspectives so that readers can fully grasp underlying theory and concepts, and then apply their newfound knowledge and skills to problem solving. Throughout the text, the authors explain the analytical tools and techniques needed to design and operate electric distribution systems. They then support these explanations with real-world examples as well as hundreds of clear illustrations and photos.
Divided into five parts, Electric Distribution Systems begins with fundamental concepts that lay the groundwork. It then covers protection and distribution switchgear, power quality, management and automation, and distributed generation. Combining both traditional and emerging topics in electric distribution systems, the text enables readers to:
Design electric distribution systems that meet the requirements of specific loads, cities, and zones
Recognize and quickly respond to problems that may occur during system operations
Improve the performance of electric distribution systems with effective system automation and monitoring
All chapters include references guiding readers to the primary literature so that they can explore individual topics in greater depth.
With its emphasis on both theory and practice, this text is ideal for students and professional utility power distribution system planners and operators. All readers will develop the knowledge and skills needed to optimize the utilization of electric energy and supply end-users with electric power as securely and efficiently as possible.
About the Author
Abdelhay A. Sallam
, PhD, is a senior member of the IEEE and Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering at the Port Said University. Dr. Sallam has taught courses in power systems, computer methods in power system analysis, conventional machines, distribution systems, logic circuits, and microprocessor structure. In addition, he has served as a consultant, advising companies on the design, installation, and maintenance of power networks, substations, and electric distribution systems.
Om P. Malik, PhD, is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Calgary. Dr. Malik has performed pioneering research in the development of adaptive and artificial intelligence–based controllers for electric power systems, and protection of power systems.