1. Main Concepts of Electric Distribution Systems

  1. Abdelhay A. Sallam and
  2. Om P. Malik

Published Online: 8 FEB 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470943854.ch1

Electric Distribution Systems

Electric Distribution Systems

How to Cite

Sallam, A. A. and Malik, O. P. (2011) Main Concepts of Electric Distribution Systems, in Electric Distribution Systems, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470943854.ch1

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 8 FEB 2011
  2. Published Print: 11 APR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470276822

Online ISBN: 9780470943854



  • main concepts of electric distribution systems - and flowchart of distribution system planning process;
  • planning process, and condition monitoring (CM) - in plant maintenance program, and condition-based maintenance (CBM) and performance optimization programs;
  • distribution system planning objectives - load forecast study in planning and solutions for meeting demand forecasts


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction and Background

  • Duties of Distribution System Planners

  • Factors Affecting the Planning Process

  • Planning Objectives

  • Solutions for Meeting Demand Forecasts

  • Structure of Distribution Networks