Best Reference Books – Energy Management System and SCADA

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We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Energy Management System and SCADA subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on Energy Management System and SCADA along with reviews.

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1. “SCADA and Energy Management System” by Tanuj Kumar Bisht
2. “Power System SCADA and Smart Grids” by Mini S Thomas and John Douglas McDonald

“Power System SCADA and Smart Grids” Book Review: The text begins by providing an overview of SCADA systems, evolution, and use in power systems and the data acquisition process. It then describes the components of SCADA systems, from the legacy remote terminal units (RTUs) to the latest intelligent electronic devices (IEDs), data concentrators, and master stations. It also examines the building and practical implementation of different SCADA systems. It offers a comprehensive discussion of the data communication, protocols, and media usage. The volume covers substation automation (SA), which forms the basis for transmission, distribution, and customer automation. It discusses smart distribution, smart transmission, and smart grid solutions such as smart homes with home energy management systems (HEMs), plugged hybrid electric vehicles, and more.

3. “Power System Operation Control and Restructuring” by S K Gupta

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“Power System Operation Control and Restructuring” Book Review: This book provides a thorough understanding of the fundamentals of the subjects and their applications, including modeling, analyzing the problem of stability, operation of the power system and problems associated with restructured power systems. With its coverage and focus, this book meets the needs of the students of the various UG and PG power systems engineering courses. It also serves as a useful reference resource for researchers and practising engineers.

4. “Smart Grids – Fundamentals and Technologies in Electricity Networks” by Bernd M Buchholz and Zbigniew Styczynski

“Smart Grids – Fundamentals and Technologies in Electricity Networks” Book Review: The book brings together common themes beginning with Smart Grids and the characteristics of new power plants based on renewable energy and /or highly efficient generation principles. It covers the advanced technologies applied today in the transmission and distribution networks and innovative solutions for maintaining today’s high power quality under the challenging conditions of large-scale shares of volatile renewable energy sources in the annual energy balance. Besides considering the new primary and secondary technology solutions and control facilities for the transmission and distribution networks, prospective market conditions allowing network operators and the network users to gain benefits are also discussed.

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5. “SCADA: Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (Independent Learning Module Book Series)” by Stuart A Boyer

“SCADA: Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (Independent Learning Module Book Series)” Book Review: The book discusses the method of monitoring and controlling large processes. This guide offers overviews of SCADA’s component technologies, as well as details necessary to understand the big picture. The volume covers areas that may be measured in the thousands of square miles, and have dimensions that may be hundreds, occasionally thousands, of miles long. It contents What Is SCADA? A Brief History Real-Time Systems Remote Control – What Not to SCADA Communication Radio Remote Terminal Units Master Terminal Units Sensors, Actuators, and Wiring Applications Operator Interface SCADA Economics Bibliography and Glossary.

6. “Lessons Learned from Cyber Security: Assessments of SCADA and Energy Management Systems” by U S Department of Energy and Raymond K Fink

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“Lessons Learned from Cyber Security: Assessments of SCADA and Energy Management Systems” Book Review: The book summarizes the findings from cyber security assessments performed by Idaho National Laboratory (INL) as part of the NSTB Program. This book includes information from ten assessments performed within the DOE and DHS programs in the time period from late 2004 through early 2006. These assessments were performed under Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADAs) between the system vendors or asset owners and the INL. The vendors and owners provided software, hardware, training, and technical support. The volume focuses on vulnerabilities that were observed across multiple assessments. The results summarized in this book describe vulnerabilities that were found to be common in field installations, spanning different control system vendor and asset owner configurations.

7. “A Guide to Utility Automation: Amr, Scada, and: it Systems for Electric Power” by Michael Wiebe

“A Guide to Utility Automation: Amr, Scada, and: it Systems for Electric Power” Book Review: The volume explains how electricity is distributed, measured, and billed in order to find new solutions needed in an increasingly competitive market. It also reviews U.S. deregulation and its precursors. The book explains integrated meter reading, billing, CIS, call-center, and related systems. The AMR unbundling odyssey begins; Chinese curses and public utility commissions.

8. “Oil and Gas Pipelines: Integrity and Safety Handbook” by R Winston Revie

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“Oil and Gas Pipelines: Integrity and Safety Handbook” Book Review: The book discusses the integrity and safety of oil and gas pipelines, both onshore and offshore. The volume covers a wide variety of topics, including design, pipe manufacture, pipeline welding and human factors. Also, it discusses residual stresses, mechanical damage, fracture and corrosion. The book includes case histories with examples of solutions to complex problems related to pipeline integrity. The volume includes chapters on stress-based and strain-based design. It provides information to help those who are responsible to establish procedures for ensuring pipeline integrity and safety.

9. “Utility Communication Networks and Services: Specification, Deployment and Operation (CIGRE Green Books)” by Carlos Samitier

“Utility Communication Networks and Services: Specification, Deployment and Operation (CIGRE Green Books)” Book Review: The book begins by addressing the specification and provision of communication services in the context of operational applications for electrical power utilities, before subsequently providing guidelines on the deployment or transformation of networks to deliver these specific communication services. The book demonstrates how these networks and their services can be monitored, operated, and maintained to ensure that the requisite high level of service quality is consistently achieved.

10. “eMaintenance: Essential Electronic Tools for Efficiency” by Diego Galar and Uday Kumar

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“eMaintenance: Essential Electronic Tools for Efficiency” Book Review: The book enables the reader to improve efficiency of operations, maintenance staff, infrastructure managers and system integrators, by accessing a real time computerized system from data to decision. The book provides an introduction to collecting and processing data from machinery. The text explains the methods of overcoming the challenges of data collection and processing, and presents tools for data driven condition monitoring and decision making. The volume provides an introduction to collecting and processing data from machinery. Also, it explains how to use sensor-based tools to increase efficiency of diagnosis, prognosis, and decision-making in maintenance. It describes methods for overcoming the challenges of data collection and processing.

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