13 Planning Methods for Aging T&D Infrastructures

13.1 INTRODUCTION

This chapter provides a one-chapter summary of power delivery system planning and the methods and processes used, with a focus on how this planning is made to encompass and focus on aging infrastructure needs. Readers who want more detail than provided here about planning in general can consult Willis (2004). More detail on the methodology for planning of aging infrastructure will be presented in subsequent chapters and in case studies given there and in the Appendices.

Power system planning involves identification of the best equipment to be added, and changes to be made, to the system. It produces specifications and authorization that identify the additions and changes, their ...

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