Aging Power Delivery Infrastructures

H. Lee Willis, Randall R. Schrieber

CRC Press
Published March 29, 2017
Reference - 820 Pages - 229 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138072985 - CAT# K33861
Series: Power Engineering (Willis)

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  • Presents an "executive summary" of the problem and its major effects, the sustainable point approach, practical solutions that work, and the limitations and consequences these have in the real world
  • Provides a series of tutorial background discussions on topics necessary to understand some of the subtleties of aging infrastructures and their solutions
  • Examines various aspects of aging equipment condition deterioration and its systemic effects, and how all that interrelates with the many functions within a power system and an electric utility company or industrial power system user’s business needs
  • Discusses methods and technologies to measure, study, plan, model and decide how to best manage aging equipment and the effects it creates
  • Demonstrates the range of approaches and methods used and the very real differences that can exist among optimum policies depending on the owner’s perspective and needs
  • Describes, in considerable detail, a major utility’s imaging infrastructure management program from inception to completion as a new optimized process implemented as a part of its on-going operations


Good aging infrastructure management consists of optimizing the choice of equipment and its refurbishment while also making compatible changes in all those operating and ownership policies, the whole combination aimed at optimizing the business results the power system owner desires. Both a reference and tutorial guide, this second edition of Aging Power Delivery Infrastructures provides updated coverage of aging power delivery systems, the problems they cause, and the technical and managerial approaches that power systems owners can take to manage them.

See What’s New in the Second Edition:

  • All chapters have been updated or are completely new
  • Comprehensive discussions of all issues related to equipment aging
  • Business impact analysis and models and engineering business studies of actual utility cases
  • Strategy and policy issues and how to frame and customize them for specific situations

This book looks at the basics of equipment aging and its system and business impacts on utilities. It covers various maintenance, service and retrofit methods available to mitigate age-related deterioration of equipment. It also presents numerous configuration and automation upgrades at the system level that can deal with higher portions of aging equipment in the system and still provide good service at a reasonable cost.


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