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Power Grid Resiliency for Adverse Conditions

Power Grid Resiliency for Adverse Conditions

By (author): Nicholas Abi-Samra
Copyright: 2017
Pages: 280
ISBN: 9781630810177
Coming Soon: Available 09/30/2017
List Price: $124.00

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Written by a leading expert in the field, this practical book offers a comprehensive understanding of the impact of extreme weather and the possible effects of climate change on the power grid. The impact and restoration of floods, winter storms, wind storms, and hurricanes as well as the effects of heat waves and dry spells on thermal power plants is explained in detail. This book explores proven practices for successful restoration of the power grid, increased system resiliency, and ride-through after extreme weather and provides readers with examples from super storm Sandy.


This book presents the effects of lack of ground moisture on transmission line performance and gives an overview of line insulation coordination, stress-strength analysis, and tower insulation strength, and then provides readers with tangible solutions. Structural hardening of power systems against storms, including wind pressure, wood poles, and vegetation management is covered. Moreover, this book provides suggestions for practical implementations to improve future smart grid resiliency.

Effects of Heat Waves on Power Systems; Effect of Droughts on Hydroelectric Power Plants; Effect of Droughts on Thermoelectric Power Plants; Extreme Weather Effects on Directly Buried Underground Cables; Effect of Heat Waves on Distribution Transformers; Effect of Lack of Ground Moisture on Transmission Line Performance; Effects of Heavy Winter Precipitation on Transmission Line Insulation; Effects of Heavy Winter Precipitation on Transmission Line Corona Losses; Effects of Winter Storms on Power Systems; Effects of Winter Storms on Wind Turbines; Structural Hardening Against Storms; System Resiliency.

  • Nicholas Abi-Samra

    is the president of Electric Power & Energy Consulting (EPEC) and an adjust professor at University of California San Diego. He received his engineering degree from American University of Beirut.

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