Good aging infrastructure management consists of optimizing the choice of equipment and its refurbishment while also making compatible changes in all those operating and ownership policies, the whole combination aimed at optimizing the business results the power system owner desires. Both a reference and tutorial guide, this second edition of Aging Power Delivery Infrastructures provides updated coverage of aging power delivery systems, the problems they cause, and the technical and managerial approaches that power systems owners can take to manage them.

See What’s New in the Second Edition:

  • All chapters have been updated or are completely new
  • Comprehensive discussions of all issues related to equipment aging
  • Business impact analysis and models and engineering business studies of actual utility cases
  • Strategy and policy issues and how to frame and customize them for specific situations

This book looks at the basics of equipment aging and its system and business impacts on utilities. It covers various maintenance, service and retrofit methods available to mitigate age-related deterioration of equipment. It also presents numerous configuration and automation upgrades at the system level that can deal with higher portions of aging equipment in the system and still provide good service at a reasonable cost.

chapter 1|50 pages

Aging Power Delivery Infrastructures

chapter 2|52 pages

Power Delivery Systems

chapter 5|42 pages

Cost and Economic Evaluation

chapter 7|32 pages

Aging Equipment and Its Impacts

chapter 8|32 pages

Obsolete System Structures

chapter 11|48 pages

Equipment Condition Assessment

chapter 12|48 pages


chapter 14|30 pages

Reliability Can Be Planned and Engineered

chapter 15|62 pages

Six Aging Infrastructure Management Stories

chapter 16|90 pages

Managing an Aging Infrastructure

chapter 17|28 pages

Guidelines and Recommendations