Network Protection & Automation Guide (NPAG)

In order to provide the modern practicing substation engineer with reference material, AREVA's Network Protection & Automation Guide provides a substantially revised and expanded edition of PRAG incorporating new chapters on all levels of network automation.


The first part of the book deals with the fundamentals, basic technology, fault calculations and the models of power system plant, including the transient response and saturation problems that affect instrument transformers.

The typical data provided on power system plant has been updated and significantly expanded following research that showed its popularity.

The book then provides detailed analysis on the application of protection systems. This includes a new chapter on the protection of a.c. electrified railways. Existing chapters on distance, busbar and generator protection have been completely revised to take account of new developments, including improvements due to numerical protection techniques and the application problems of embedded generation. The chapter on relay testing and commissioning has been completely updated to reflect modern techniques. Finally, new chapters covering the fields of power system measurements, power quality, and substation and distribution automation are found, to reflect the importance of these fields for the modern power system engineer.

The intention is to make NPAG the standard reference work in its' subject area - while still helping the student and young engineer new to the field.

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The following is a short description of the content of the individual chapters of NPAG:

Chapter 25 Distribution System Automation

Automation of distribution systems has existed for many years. The extent to which automation has been applied has been determined by a combination of technology
and cost. For many years the available technology limited the application of automation to those parts of the distribution system where loss of supply had an
impact on large numbers of consumers.

Recent developments such as privatisation started to focus attention on the cost to the consumer of a loss in supply. Interruptions in supply began to be reflected in
cost penalties (directly or indirectly) to the Utility, thus providing a financial incentive to improve matters.

BeijingSifang June 2016