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Our ever-increasing dependence on electricity demands improvements in the quality of its supply. The deregulation of electric (and other) utilities, the events of 9/11, and the blackouts in North America, London, and the Italian peninsula evidence this need. This book looks at our current transmission systems and how loop circuits can substantially improve the reliability of transmission lines, essentially to provide a two-way feed to the consumer and insuring continuity of service if a fault develops on the circuit. It also covers distribution systems and includes information on how small generating units can be connected directly to the distribution system in the same manner as in larger cogenerating units.
Table of Contents
1 - Introduction, Consumer Characteristics 2 - Distribution System Electrical Design 3 - Subtransmission System Electrical Design 4 - Transmission System Electrical Design 5 - Electrical Protection 6 - Direct Current Transmission 7 - Overhead Mechanical Design & Construction 8 - Underground Mechanical Design & Construction 9 - Associated Operations
Appendix A - CIrcuit Analysis Appendix B - Symmetrical Components Appendix C - Review of Complex Numbers Appendix D - Transmission & Distribution Delivery Systems Efficiencies Appendix E - Street Lighting - Constant Current Circuitry Appendix F - Economic Studies Appendix G - The Grid Coordinate System, Tying Maps to Computers Appendix H - United States & Metric Relationships
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