1 Aging Power Delivery Infrastructures

1.1 INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW

This chapter provides an overview of aging power delivery infrastructures, their characteristics, the issues they create, the challenges they present, and the methods and processes utilities and the power industry will use to meet those challenges. It is divided into nine sections that cover different aspects of aging power infrastructures, all from a high-level, big picture perspective. The rest of this book fills in the details. This Introduction and Chapter 17 - Guidelines and Recommendations, taken together constitute an executive summary.

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