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Springer Handbook of Power Systems published

Springer Nature has released a comprehensive source for electrical power professionals. The Springer Handbook of Power Systems, which is endorsed by CIGRE, covers all elementary topics related to the design, development, operation and management of power systems and provides insights from worldwide key players in the electrical power systems industry.

Edited by a renowned industry expert

The book is edited by Konstantin O. Papailiou an industry leader with more than 45 years of experience in the power systems industry. He is a former CEO of the Pfisterer Group and former Chairman of the CIGRE Study Committee “Overhead Lines”. He is also founding Editor-in-Chief of the CIGRE Science & Engineering Journal and the 2020 recipient of the CIGRE Medal, the organization's highest distinction.

Another fruit from the collaboration between Springer and CIGRE

This handbook is yet another result of the strong collaboration between Springer and CIGRE, who have teamed up for the publication and dissemination of the Green Books, Compact Studies and Technical Brochures, the most vital and trusted publications in the power systems industry. The book’s chapters are aligned with the 16 CIGRE Study Committees and often written and edited by the sitting or former Committee Chairs.

A unique resource for power system professionals

This makes this Springer Handbook a true essential of the industrial state-of-the-art and a one-stop reference that distills the information of industry standards and global regulations. Additional fundamental chapters are authored by eminent professors from leading intuitions. Several chapters also provide supplementary online material, including exercises and examples that provide additional insights. According to Rob Stephen, former president of CIGRE (2016-2020), this book “provides an excellent overview of the entire industry in one place, which is unique.”


The book is available in print and various electronic formats and can be purchased from the publisher’s website.

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