High Voltage Power Network Construction
High Voltage Power Network Construction examines the key requirements, considerations, complexities and constraints relevant to the task of high voltage power network construction - from design, finance, contracts and project management to installation and commissioning - with the aim of providing an overview of the holistic end to end construction task in a single volume. It specifically targets the 400, 275,132 and 33 kV networks, presenting best and common practice.
The book is organised around the implementation of three complementary deliverables: a technical solution that results in the required power system performance characteristics; appropriate quality management arrangements; and the set of competencies all duty holders should demonstrate. Although written primarily from a UK electrical power industry perspective, the book recognises that much is already harmonised with the rest of Europe and increasingly so the rest of the world.
This comprehensive reference is a must-read for engineers and researchers with high voltage network construction related responsibilities, especially those engineers that are newly qualified, as well as further reading for advanced students in related subjects.
About the Author
Keith Harker has spent virtually the whole of his career with the UK electrical supply industry with experience spanning transmission, distribution and generation engineering. In more recent years he has held a number of senior positions in power network construction with the National Grid Company with responsibilities that have included design, project management, health and safety, quality management, engineering competency and technical assurance. He has written numerous papers on power engineering and is the author of an earlier book on the subject of power system commissioning and maintenance practice. He is currently concerned with both consultancy and lecturing in power engineering and is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology.