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Electric Power Distribution Engineering, 3rd Edition by Turan Gonen

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Chapter 6

Design Considerations of Secondary Systems

Egyptian Proverb: The worst things:To be in bed and sleep not,To want for one who comes not,To try to please and please not.

Francis Scott Fitzgerald, Notebooks, 1925

6.1 Introduction

A realistic view of the power distribution systems should be based on “gathering” functions rather than on “distributing” since the size and locations of the customer demands are not determined by the distribution engineer but by the customers. Customers install all types of energy-consuming devices that can be connected in every conceivable combination and at times of customers’ choice. This concept of distribution starts with the individual customers and loads and proceeds through several gathering stages ...

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