Distribution System Analysis and Automation

Distribution System Analysis and Automation

by Juan M. Gers


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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', a digitally-enabled electrical supply grid that can monitor and respond to the behaviour of all its components in real time.

Distribution System Analysis and Automation provides a comprehensive guide to these techniques, with coverage including smart grid for distribution systems; introduction to distribution automation; network and radial load flow analysis; determination of the optimal topology for power electric systems; voltage VAR control and capacitor application; power quality and harmonics in distribution systems; harmonic filter design; distributionsystem restoration; short circuit analysis; arc flash concepts; numerical relaying and feeder protection; communication and control centres; and distributed energy resources. The book combines theoretical concepts with real-world applications, and includes MATLAB exercises.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781849196598
Publisher: Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)
Publication date: 12/28/2013
Series: Energy Engineering Series
Pages: 328
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Juan M. Gers is President of GERS, a consulting engineering company specialized in power systems. He was lecturer at the University of Valle for more than 20 years He is now associated to Gonzaga Universtiy. 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.

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1: Smart Grid overview
  • Chapter 2: Distribution automation functions
  • Chapter 3: Fundamentals of distribution system analysis
  • Chapter 4: Short circuit calculation
  • Chapter 5: Reliability of distribution systems
  • Chapter 6: Reconfiguration and restoration of distribution systems
  • Chapter 7: Volt/VAR control
  • Chapter 8: Harmonic analysis
  • Chapter 9: Modern protection of distribution systems
  • Chapter 10: Communications in Smart Grids
  • Chapter 11: Interoperability concepts in power electric systems
  • Chapter 12: Maturity models

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