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The structure of the electric power system is very large and complex. Nevertheless, its main components (or subsystems) can be identified as the generation system, transmission system, and distribution system. These three systems are the basis of the electric power industry. Today, there are various textbooks dealing with a broad range of topics in the power system area of electrical engineering. Some of them are considered to be classics.
However, they do not particularly concentrate on the topics dealing with electric power transmission. Therefore, this text is unique in that it is written specifically for an in-depth study of modern power transmission engineering. This book has evolved from the content of courses given by the author at California State University, Sacramento, the University of Missouri at Columbia, the University of Oklahoma, and Florida International University. It has been written for senior-level undergraduate and beginninglevel graduate students, as well as practicing engineers in the electric power utility industry. It can serve as a text for a two-semester course, or by judicious selection, the material in the text can also be condensed to suit a one-semester course.
This book has been particularly written for a student or practicing engineer who may want to teach himself or herself. Basic material has been explained carefully, clearly, and in detail with numerous examples. Each new term is clearly defined when it is first introduced. The special features of the book include ample numerical examples and problems designed to apply the information presented in each chapter. An effort has been made to familiarize the reader with the vocabulary and symbols used in the industry.
The addition of the numerous impedance tables for overhead lines, transformers, and underground cables makes the text self-contained. The text is primarily divided into two parts: Section I—Electrical Design and Analysis and Section II—Mechanical Design and Analysis. Section I includes topics such as transmission system planning; basic concepts; environmental impact of transmission lines; transmission line parameters and the steady-state performance of transmission lines; flexible ac transmission systems (FACTS); supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA); disturbance of the normal operating conditions and other problems; symmetrical components and sequence impedances; in-depth analysis of balanced and unbalanced faults; extensive review of transmission system protection; detailed study of transient overvoltages and insulation coordination; underground cables; and limiting factors for extra-high- and ultrahigh-voltage transmission in terms of corona, radio noise, and audible noise.
Section II includes topics such as construction of overhead lines, factors affecting transmission line route selection, right of way, insulator types, conductor vibration, sag and tension analysis, profile and plan of right of way, and templates for locating structures. Also included is a review of the methods for allocating transmission line fixed charges among joint users, new trends and regulations in transmission line construction, a guide to FERC: electric transmission facilities permit process, order number 1000 of FERC Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and a glossary for transmission system engineering terminology.
I would like to express my sincere appreciation to Dr. Dave D. Robb of D. D. Robb and Associates for his encouragement and invaluable suggestions and friendship over the years. I am indebted to numerous students who studied portions of the book, at California State University, Sacramento, the University of Missouri at Columbia, and the University of Oklahoma, and made countless contributions and valuable suggestions for improvements. I am also indebted to my past graduate students Mira Lopez; Joel Irvine of Pacific Gas & Electric Inc. and Tom Lyons of the Sacramento Municipal Utility District; Alex Takahashi, president of West Power Inc.; R.K. Ravuri of California State University, Sacramento; and Trevor Martin Oneal of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory for their kind help.