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Distribution Systems Analysis and Automation, 2nd Edition

by Juan Manuel Gers

Distribution systems analysis employs a set of techniques to simulate, analyse, and optimise power distribution systems. Combined with automation, these techniques underpin the concept of the smart grid. In recent years, distribution systems have been facing growing challenges, due to increasing demand as well as the rising shares of distributed and volatile renewable energy sources.

For this new edition, the chapters of the first edition have been revised and updated, and the topics of distribution system analysis and distribution automation combined. Coverage includes smart grid, load flow analysis, determination of optimal topology, voltage control and capacitor application, power quality and harmonics in distribution systems, distribution system restoration, numerical relaying and distribution feeder protection, and distributed energy resources.

New material related to renewable energy and microgrids are included, and maturity models and evaluation of smart grid projects are presented, along with material on the transition to the new distribution system technologies.

About the Author

Juan M. Gers founded the consulting company GERS specializing in power systems in 1981. He was a lecturer at University of Valle for 20 years and has been working as adjunct instructor at Gonzaga University for 10 years. He was Vice Minister of Mines and Energy of Colombia. He is the author of Protection of Electricity Distribution Network with three editions, published by the IEE (now IET), and over 40 papers. He participates in several groups of the Power System Relaying Committee of the IEEE.



Item Subjects:
Energy Engineering

Publication Year: 2020

Pages: 350

ISBN-13: 978-1-78561-871-0

Format: HBK

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