Power Distribution Automation

Power Distribution Automation


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Power Distribution Automation shows how energy providers can deliver a reliable, good quality power supply to customers, while reducing operational costs by using a Distribution Automation (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:

  • communication systems for distribution automation
  • load flow analysis; short circuit analysis
  • state estimation
  • feeder reconfiguration for loss reduction
  • service restoration and load balancing
  • volt-var control
  • fault location
  • fault type identification
  • economic analysis/cost benefit analysis

The book concludes by showing how DA has been implemented in practice, using a case study from Enexis, one of the major distribution system operators in The Netherlands. 

About the Editor

Biswarup Das is a professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, India where his research interests include distribution system analysis and automation, FACTS, HVDC, digital protection of power systems, power quality and power system harmonics, and distributed generation. He serves as an Associate Editor of IET Generation, Transmission & Distribution and as an editor of IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy.

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