Featuring contributions from worldwide leaders in the field, the carefully crafted Electric Power Generation, Transmission, and Distribution, Third Edition (part of the five-volume set, The Electric Power Engineering Handbook) provides convenient access to detailed information on a diverse array of power engineering topics. Updates to nearly every chapter keep this book at the forefront of developments in modern power systems, reflecting international standards, practices, and technologies.

Topics covered include:

  • Electric power generation: nonconventional methods
  • Electric power generation: conventional methods
  • Transmission system
  • Distribution systems
  • Electric power utilization
  • Power quality

L.L. Grigsby, a respected and accomplished authority in power engineering, and section editors Saifur Rahman, Rama Ramakumar, George Karady, Bill Kersting, Andrew Hanson, and Mark Halpin present substantially new and revised material, giving readers up-to-date information on core areas. These include advanced energy technologies, distributed utilities, load characterization and modeling, and power quality issues such as power system harmonics, voltage sags, and power quality monitoring.

With six new and 16 fully revised chapters, the book supplies a high level of detail and, more importantly, a tutorial style of writing and use of photographs and graphics to help the reader understand the material.

New chapters cover:

  • Water
  • Transmission Line Reliability Methods
  • High Voltage Direct Current Transmission System
  • Advanced Technology High-Temperature Conduction
  • Distribution Short-Circuit Protection
  • Linear Electric Motors

A volume in the Electric Power Engineering Handbook, Third Edition.

Other volumes in the set:

part I

Electric Power Generation: Nonconventional Methods

chapter 1

Wind Power

ByVaughn Nelson

chapter 2

Photovoltaic Fundamentals

ByRoger A. Messenger

chapter 3

Advanced Energy Technologies

BySaifur Rahman

chapter 4


ByVaughn Nelson

part II

Electric Power Generation: Conventional Methods

chapter 5

Hydroelectric Power Generation

BySteven R. Brockschink, James H. Gurney, Douglas B. Seely

chapter 6

Synchronous Machinery

ByPaul I. Nippes

chapter 7

Thermal Generating Plants

ByKenneth H. Sebra

chapter 8

Distributed Utilities

ByJohn R. Kennedy, Rama Ramakumar

part III

Transmission System

chapter 9

Concept of Energy Transmission and Distribution

ByKarady George G.

chapter 10

Transmission Line Structures

ByJoe C. Pohlman

chapter 11

Insulators and Accessories

ByGeorge G. Karady, Richard G. Farmer

chapter 12

Transmission Line Construction and Maintenance

ByJim Green, Daryl Chipman, Yancy Gill

chapter 13

Insulated Power Cables Used in Underground Applications

ByMichael L. Dyer

chapter 14

Transmission Line Parameters

ByManuel Reta-Hernández

chapter 15

Sag and Tension of Conductor

ByDale A. Douglass, F. Ridley Thrash

chapter 16

Corona and Noise

ByGiao N. Trinh

chapter 18

Lightning Protection

ByWilliam A. Chisholm

chapter 19

Reactive Power Compensation

ByRao S. Thallam, Géza Joós

chapter 20

Environmental Impact of Transmission Lines

ByGeorge G. Karady

chapter 21

Transmission Line Reliability Methods

ByBrian Keel, Vishal C. Patel, Hugh Stewart Nunn II

chapter 22

High-Voltage Direct Current Transmission System

ByGeorge G. Karady, Géza Joós

chapter 23

Transmission Line Structures

ByRobert E. Nickerson, Peter M. Kandaris, Anthony M. DiGioia

chapter 24

Advanced Technology High-Temperature Conductors

ByJames R. Hunt

part IV

Distribution Systems

chapter 25

Power System Loads

ByRaymond R. Shoults, Larry D. Swift

chapter 26

Distribution System Modeling and Analysis

ByWilliam H. Kersting

chapter 27

Power System Operation and Control

ByGeorge L. Clark, Simon W. Bowen

chapter 29

Real-Time Control of Distributed Generation

ByMurat Dilek, Robert P. Broadwater

chapter 30

Distribution Short-Circuit Protection

ByTom A. Short

part V

Electric Power Utilization

chapter 31

Metering of Electric Power and Energy

ByJohn V. Grubbs

chapter 33

Electric Power Utilization: Motors

ByA. Gross Charles

chapter 34

Linear Electric Motors

ByJacek F. Gieras

part VI

Power Quality

chapter 35


ByS. Mark Halpin

chapter 36

Wiring and Grounding for Power Quality

ByChristopher J. Melhorn

chapter 37

Harmonics in Power Systems

ByS. Mark Halpin

chapter 38

Voltage Sags

ByMath H.J. Bollen

chapter 39

Voltage Fluctuations and Lamp Flicker in Power Systems

ByS. Mark Halpin

chapter 40

Power Quality Monitoring

ByColeman Patrick