Transmission and Distribution Electrical Engineering
Dramatic power outages in North America, and the threat of a similar crisis in Europe, have made the planning and maintenance of the electrical power grid a newsworthy topic.
Most books on transmission and distribution electrical engineering are student texts that focus on theory, brief overviews, or specialized monographs.
Colin Bayliss and Brian Hardy have produced a unique and comprehensive handbook aimed squarely at the engineers and planners involved in all aspects of getting electricity from the power plant to the user via the power grid. The resulting book is an essential read, and a hard-working reference for all engineers, technicians, managers and planners involved in electricity utilities, and related areas such as generation, and industrial electricity usage.
This book covers the major topics likely to be encountered by the transmission and distribution power systems engineer engaged upon international project works. Each chapter is self-contained and gives a useful practical introduction to each topic covered.
The book is intended for graduate or technician level engineers and bridges the gap between learned university theoretical textbooks and detailed single topic references. It therefore provides a practical grounding
in a wide range of transmission and distribution subjects.
The aim of the book
is to assist the project engineer incorrectly specifying equipment and systems for his particular application. In this way, manufacturers and contractors should receive clear and unambiguous transmission and distribution equipment or project enquiries for work and enable competitive and comparative tenders to be received.