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Electric Power Substations Engineering, Second Edition (The Electric Power Engineering Hbk, Second Edition) [Kindle Edition]

John D. McDonald
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Combining select chapters from Grigsby's standard-setting The Electric Power Engineering Handbook with several chapters not found in the original work, Electric Power Substations Engineering became widely popular for its comprehensive, tutorial-style treatment of the theory, design, analysis, operation, and protection of power substations. For its second edition, this popular progeny rejoins the handbook as one in a set of five carefully focused volumes.

In addition to substantial updates in most areas, this bestselling reference brings to the Handbook its five original contributions, covering such diverse topics as communications, physical and cyber security, and gas-insulated transmission lines (GIL). This edition also includes two entirely new chapters on substation asset management and substation commissioning. Major updates appear in the highly active areas of integration, automation, substation grounding, high-voltage switching equipment, and air- and gas-insulated substations. With contributions by active leaders from around the world, the coverage reflects international standards, practices, and technologies, not limited to those found in North America. In fact, many of the contributors are involved in developing the standards in their area of expertise.

Updated to include the latest developments, trends, and technologies, Electric Power Substations Engineering, Second Edition provides a thorough and up-to-date guide for power engineers at all levels of expertise.

Other volumes in the set include:


Electric Power Generation, Transmission, and Distribution

Electric Power Transformer Engineering, Second Edition

Power Systems

Power System Stability and Control

Editorial Reviews


…this book provides a good overview of the many areas that need to be planned for in the construction of a new substation. … [The] chapters give a good description, along with many photographs and schematics … This would be an excellent book for substation engineers, substation project planners and as a supplemental book for power engineering students.
- IEEE Electrical Insulation Magazine, Nov/Dec 2004, Vol. 20, No. 6

Product Details

  • File Size: 11284 KB
  • Print Length: 424 pages
  • Publisher: CRC Press; 2 edition (June 27, 2003)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B001073XQU
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,534,065 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Electric power substations engineering February 14, 2007
I bought this book because I found drafting job in electric company. My previous knowledge about substations was less than general, so I have to learn this stuff. This book helped me to learn everithing I need. It is detailed and easy to understad. Good thing is that author show schematicaly some segments of substation and because of that it is much easier to understand it's purpose.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A good book for both substation and equipment engineering September 13, 2005
(Zhu Fang, Dr. & P.Eng., Ontario, Canada)

This book outlines the physics and logic behind the relevant IEEE standards. So it helps to understand and application of these standards in engineering work. As working on power transformer engineering, I find that this book enriches and updates my background knowledge on application of power equipments. It is ideal for electric power engineering professional and student who wishes to know more about engineering practice.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Alot of general info but not much specific September 9, 2008
Book gives a broad overview of substations, but not very detailed. If you have anything more than a passing interesting how substations work this book will not be much use to you. I started a new job as a commisioner and this book was of little benefit to me. Not enough details on the inner workings of power protection and switchgear.
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This book is very concise and yet a powerhouse of very good information. This is the book to be read first to get the overall picture on power substation engineering quickly and precisely, without overwhelming yourself on the subject. I wish I had this book ten years back :)
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Really Good Book! October 30, 2003
This book is a good practical book. It helps me clearly understand some concepts and applications. It is a really good source and I use it all the time at work!
I will definitely recommend this book !
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