Utilities around the world are under increasing pressure to provide reliable and good quality power supply to their retail customers, and to reduce their operational costs. These concerns call for real-time monitoring and control of the distribution system, which can be accomplished by deploying distribution automation (DA) systems, a key enabling technology for smart grids. This comprehensive book provides a detailed description of all the major components of a DA system, including communication infrastructure and analysis tools, and includes extensive international case studies showing how the technology has been implemented in real-world situations.
Utility engineers in power engineering, and practitioners engaged in distribution automation, such as researchers, vendors, and consultants, will find this book of particular interest.
Published in 2016, Hardback, 352 pages
Power Distribution Automation shows how energy providers can deliver a reliable, good quality power supply to customers, while reducing operational costs by using a DA system.
Essential reading for anyone working in power engineering and distribution automation, this book provides a detailed description of all the major components of a DA system, including communication infrastructure and analysis tools. Topics covered include:
Table of Contents
1 Communication systems for distribution automation
2 Load flow analysis
3 Short-circuit analysis
4 Choice of solver for distribution system state estimation
5 Feeder reconfiguration for loss reduction
6 Service restoration in distribution system
7 Feeder reconfiguration for load balancing
8 Volt/VAR control in distribution systems
9 Fault location
10 Fault detection and classification in distribution network
11 Economic analysis/cost–benefit analysis
12 Distribution automation at Enexis – a case study