With energy resources becoming scarce and costly, and electrical energy being the
most sought-after form of energy, the designers of electrical systems are faced with
the challenge of guaranteeing energy efficiency, quality and scheduling to the
satisfaction of the corporate customers. This demands the designers of electrical
systems to be more versatile and more effective managers of energy resources.
This data handbook is intended to be used as a design assistance to the beginners
in the field of electrical systems design and provides them an easy access to the
relevant data required for their design without having to waste their time and energy
in searching for the required data to be used in the design problem.
M.K. Giridharan is Dean (Academic), Professor & Head, Department of Electrical &
Electronics Engineering, Mar Baselios College of Engineering and Technology,
Thiruvananthapuram. A life member of Institution of Engineers (India) and Indian
Society of Technical Education (ISTE), he has served as Professor in Electrical
& Electronics Engineering at College of Engineering Trivandrum,
Thiruvananthapuram and as Joint Director (Engineering Consultancy), LBS Centre
for Science & Technology, Thiruvananthapuram. He has about 39 years of teaching
and consultancy experience. His areas of interest include Power Systems
Operation, Electrical Systems Design and Network Analysis.