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Introduction to transmission and distribution (T&D) networks: T&D infrastructure, reliability and engineering, regulation and planning

L. Willis,     Quanta Technology, USA

Abstract:

Power transmission and distribution systems have evolved over the past twelve decades into vast interconnected systems of equipment built around large centralized generation plants. In the twenty-first century the evolution will begin to include significant portions of de-centralized, distributed generation and storage, much of it based on renewable and ‘micro-grid’ technologies. Power utilities will not evolve their systems completely to this type of configuration, but instead pragmatically combine their old central-station systems with additions and augmentation ...

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