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Electric Power Distribution Engineering, 3rd Edition by Turan Gonen

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Chapter 1

Distribution System Planning and Automation

To fail to plan is to plan to fail.

A. E. Gasgoigne, 1985

Those who know how can always get a job, but those who know why, may be your boss!

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To make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from.

T. S. Eliot

1.1 Introduction

The electric utility industry was born in 1882 when the first electric power station, Pearl Street Electric Station in New York City, went into operation. The electric utility industry grew very rapidly, and generation stations and transmission and distribution networks have spread across the entire country. Considering the energy needs and available fuels that are forecasted for the next century, energy is expected to be increasingly converted ...

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