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Electric Distribution Network Planning

  • Farhad Shahnia
  • Ali Arefi
  • Gerard Ledwich

Part of the Power Systems book series (POWSYS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Gregorio Muñoz-Delgado, Javier Contreras, José M. Arroyo
    Pages 1-39
  3. Julio López, David Pozo, Javier Contreras
    Pages 41-63
  4. Carlos F. Sabillón, John F. Franco, Marcos J. Rider, Rubén Romero
    Pages 65-114
  5. Mehrdad Setayesh Nazar, Alireza Heidari, Mahmood Reza Haghifam
    Pages 115-142
  6. Karar Mahmoud, Yorino Naoto
    Pages 167-184
  7. Mahdi Sedghi, Ali Ahmadian, Ali Elkamel, Masoud Aliakbar Golkar, Michael Fowler
    Pages 185-214
  8. Aggelos S. Bouhouras, Paschalis A. Gkaidatzis, Dimitris P. Labridis
    Pages 215-251
  9. Alexandre M. F. Dias, Pedro M. S. Carvalho
    Pages 253-278
  10. Wardiah Mohd Dahalan, Hazlie Mokhlis
    Pages 279-298
  11. Mehdi Rahmani-Andebili, Mahmud Fotuhi Firuzabad, Moein Moeini-Aghtaie
    Pages 299-320
  12. Mohamed Ebeed, Salah Kamel, Shady H. E. Abdel Aleem, Almoataz Y. Abdelaziz
    Pages 321-353
  13. Carlos Frederico Meschini Almeida, Gabriel Albieri Quiroga, Henrique Kagan, Nelson Kagan
    Pages 355-381

About this book


This book highlights the latest research advances in the planning and management of electric distribution networks. It addresses various aspects of distribution network management including planning, operation, customer engagement, and technology accommodation. 

Given the importance of electric distribution networks in power delivery systems, effectively planning and managing them are vital to satisfying technical, economic, and customer requirements. A new planning and management philosophy, techniques, and methods are essential to handling uncertainties associated with the integration of renewable-based distributed generation, demand forecast, and customer needs. 

This book covers topics on managing the capacity of distribution networks, while also addressing the future needs of electric systems. The efficient and economical operation of distribution networks is an essential aspect of ensuring the effective use of resources. Accordingly, this book addresses operation and control approaches and techniques suitable for future distribution networks.


Future distribution networks Hybrid ac/dc distribution networks Reactive power compensation Power distribution management Microgrid-based planning Siting and sizing of compensators Power system operation Performance-constrained planning Multi-stage planning methods Power distribution Power quality Energy efficiency

Editors and affiliations

  • Farhad Shahnia
    • 1
  • Ali Arefi
    • 2
  • Gerard Ledwich
    • 3
  1. 1.School of Engineering and Information TechnologyMurdoch UniversityPerthAustralia
  2. 2.School of Engineering and Information TechnologyMurdoch UniversityPerthAustralia
  3. 3.Faculty of Science and EngineeringQueensland University of TechnologyBrisbaneAustralia

About the editors

Farhad Shahnia received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Electrical Power Engineering with first class honor from University of Tabriz, Tabriz, Iran in 2004 and 2006, respectively and his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia in 2011. He is currently a Senior Lecturer at Murdoch University since 2015. Prior to that, he was a lecturer at Curtin University, Perth, Australia in 2012-15, and a research fellow at Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia in 2011. His professional experience also includes three years at Eastern Azarbayjan Electric Power Distribution Company, Tabriz, Iran. He has published 4 books, 10 book chapters, and over 100 scholary journal and conference articles.

Ali Arefi received B.Sc., M.Sc., and Ph.D. in electrical engineering in 1999, 2001, and 2011, respectively. He is currently a Senior Lecturer at the School of Engineering and Information Technology, Murdoch University, Perth, Australia since 2016. Prior to that, he was a Lecturer and Research Fellow at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) from 2012 to 2015. He has also six years’ experiences with electric distribution industry and has been the consultant for 5 industry-funded research projects. He is an IEEE Senior member and a member of several IEEE Working Groups and Committee and Task Force. His research interests are in the areas of electric delivery planning, state estimation, power quality, and energy efficiency.

Gerard Ledwich received a Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Newcastle, Newcastle, Australia, in 1976. He has been Chair Professor in Electrical Power Engineering at Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Brisbane, Australia, since 1998, and was Head of the Electrical Engineering Department, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, Australia, from 1997 to 1998. Previously, he was with the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, from 1976 to 1994. His research interests are in the areas of power system operation and control. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Engineers, Australia.

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