Electric Power Distribution by A. S. PablaElectric Power Distribution by A. S. Pabla

Electric Power Distribution

byA. S. Pabla

Hardcover | November 5, 2004

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This hands-on engineering resource expertly addresses the challenges confronting today's electric utilities. Written by the former chief engineer of a large electricity system, this comprehensive text provides crucial information on avoiding power reductions and failures, and meetingtests posed by new technologies and greater loads, maintenances issues, and privatization. A one-stop source on power distribution across the grid-- from first principles through the latest in computer automation and cutting-edge design -- A.S. Pabla's Electric Power Distributionprovides answers that will improve service reliability and reduce costs. Demand-side management Improved strategies for design and maintenance Fundamentals of system planning and design Practical solutions on underground cables, grounding, overhead lines, and more Up-to-date methodsin finance and billing Detailed examples and worked problems
A.S. Pabla is Chief Engineer with the Punjab State Electricity Board. He has rich experience in distribution systems, rural electrification, substation and transmission design, power planning and development, hydro-power plant design, and power plant operation and maintenance.
Title:Electric Power DistributionFormat:HardcoverDimensions:878 pages, 9.3 × 6.5 × 1.85 inPublished:November 5, 2004Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0071447830

ISBN - 13:9780071447836

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Power Systems

Chapter 2: Electricity Forecasting

Chapter 3: System Planning

Chapter 4: Design and Operation

Chapter 5: Distribution Automation

Chapter 6: Optimization

Chapter 7: Reliability and Quality

Chapter 8: Consumer Services

Chapter 9: Tariffs and Billing

Chapter 10: Grounding

Chapter 11: Overhead Lines

Chapter 12: Underground Cables

Chapter 13: System Overvoltages

Chapter 14: Rural Supply

Chapter 15: Power Capacitors

Chapter 16: Insulation Measurements

Chapter 17: System Maintenance

Chapter 18: Electrical Services


Editorial Reviews

Pabla has prepared a highly technical volume with an up-to-date and comprehensive series of topics for graduate students or professionals and practitioners of power distribution engineering. The breadth of subject matter is impressive -- from system planning, load forecasting, and customer service issues, to nuts and bolts of distribution system component design, operation, and failure modes. Rarely has this much subject matter, presented in practical, applicable methodology, been made available in a single volume. The author provides in-depth coverage of the latest distribution automation technologies and addresses new demand-side (i.e., market-driven) issues such as reliability and power quality. Many operations policy and procedure topics are based on the author's native Indian distribution systems and their regulation. Still, the predominance of general technical problem discussions and engineering solutions make the text appropriate to a global user audience. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Graduate students through professionals -- S.R. Walk, Maine Maritime Academy