The Second Edition of this well-received textbook presents over a decade of new research in power system reliability-while maintaining the general concept, structure, and style of the original volume. This edition features new chapters on the growing areas of Monte Carlo simulation and reliability economics. In addition, chapters cover the latest developments in techniques and their application to real problems. The text also explores the progress occurring in the structure, planning, and operation of real power systems due to changing ownership, regulation, and access. This work serves as a companion volume to Reliability Evaluation of Engineering Systems: Second Edition (1992).
A new edition of the reference evaluating concepts, models, and techniques used to measure the reliability of power systems in both the planning and operation phases. The comprehensive volume uses practical engineering terms in its analyses of generating capacity, interconnected systems, operating reserve, composite generation and transmission systems, distribution systems, substations and switching stations, and plant and station availability. This most recent edition features new discussions on Monte Carlo simulation, and reliability cost and worth. The appendices include an analysis of the IEEE reliability test system, and third-order equations for overlapping events. Contains tables, graphs, charts, and equations. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)