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Electricity generation and transmission concept

The purpose of the electric transmission system is the interconnection of the electric energy producing power plants or generating stations with the loads. A three-phase AC system is used for most transmission lines. The operating frequency is 60 Hz in the U.S. and 50 Hz in Europe, Australia, and part of Asia.

Electricity generation, transmission and distribution guides
Electricity generation, transmission and distribution guides

Electrical energy, being a very convenient form of energy, has become fully pervasive in the modern world. As the distribution system is the link through which an individual consumer draws electrical energy from the power system, proper design of the distribution system becomes very important for reliability and maintenance of continuity of electric supply.

Detailed description of all aspects of design, construction and operation of a distribution system involves a number of steps that include planning, layout, load forecast and design, equipment, protection schemes, power quality, distribution system management and more recently distributed energy resources (DERs) at the local level.

More details of all these aspects are given in the following guides and papers.

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Complete power cable installation guide

Cables installed into conduits or trays have installation parameters such as maximum pulling tensions, sidewall pressure, clearance, and jamming, which must be considered. Other installations, such as buried and aerial,… Read more

Released on Oct 30, 2016

Complete power cable installation guide

Transmission substation work practice manual

This work practice outlines the minimum requirements for the use, care and maintenance of portable earthing and shorting equipment, in transmission substations. Conduct a risk assessment and job briefing. For… Read more

Released on Oct 23, 2016

Transmission substation work practice manual

High voltage live work and practices manual

This manual has been produced to ensure standardisation of work practices and procedures for qualified and authorised high voltage (HV) live workers undertaking high voltage live work on the Western… Read more

Released on Oct 05, 2016

High voltage live work and practices manual

10 Comments


  1. samer habib
    May 29, 2020

    The best ever useful info source for Electrical engineers in practice and theory


  2. Onuajula Briggs Chidera
    Dec 31, 2019

    Thank you Sir for this lesson, am writing an Engineering article on “HVDC as a better alternative to HVAC”


  3. Mr. Hla Myint Moe
    Jul 26, 2019

    How to download this book?


  4. Abhinab Sharma
    Jun 10, 2018

    What is effect of use of shunt capacitor installed in 33 KV side at 132/33 KV grid station ?


  5. Abhinab Sharma
    Jun 10, 2018

    What is function of OLTC ( On load Tap changer) in 132/33 KV power transformer 132 KV side at 132/33 KV grid station? & When to use it ?


  6. Abhinab Sharma
    Jun 10, 2018

    What is reason of low voltage ( 116 KV) supply at 132 KV level at 132/33 KV grid station coming from 220/132 KV grid Station during peak load hours ?


  7. Khaled Yemen
    Dec 30, 2017

    Good books


  8. V SOMANATH
    Jul 25, 2017

    Sir,please tell how to join practical or video training on electrical engineering like about industrial automation&PLC scada course.or any other like autocad on electrical engineering subjects.
    Please confirm any information about this I want immediately this.


  9. walid mahjoub
    Aug 12, 2016

    good technical manuals


  10. Bhupendra Fumakia
    Aug 11, 2016

    Dear Sir,

    Please let me have PDF version of following

    “Transmission and Distribution Electrical Engineering – Colin Bayliss, Colin R. Bayliss, Brian J. Hardy”

    Best regards.

    Bhupendra

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