Innovations in Power Systems Reliability
Electrical power systems are, in general, amongst the most reliable systems worldwide. These large interconnected systems, however, often operate under stressed conditions because of the increasing demand for electricity and the challenges More...
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Electrical power systems are, in general, amongst the most reliable systems worldwide. These large interconnected systems, however, often operate under stressed conditions because of the increasing demand for electricity and the challenges associated with improving the infrastructure due to both economical and environmental issues. Some of the major challenges facing the electricity industry today include balancing between resource adequacy, reliability, economics, environmental and other public purpose objectives to optimize transmission and distribution resources to meet the growing demand. The capability of a power system depends on network constraints, generated power, line currents, nodal voltage amplitudes, and stability margins. If modern or enhanced facilities are not affordable, a renewed effort in assessing and rationalizing the exploitation of the system capability is highly recommended. Solutions to these complex issues are offered through the integration of modern information and communication technologies with reliable methodologies for power systems analysis. The goal of this book is to provide a vision for a comprehensive and systematic approach to meet the grid management challenges through new information services.
George Anders completed hisD.Sc (Habilitation) in Electrical Engineering at the University of Lodz, and is a professor in the Faculty of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Technical University of Lodz, Poland. He is also Principal Engineer-Scientist at Kinectrics Inc., Toronto, Canada and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Toronto, Canada.nbsp;Alfredo Vaccaro received his MSc degree cum laude and commendation in Electronic Engineering from the University of Salerno. He has been Research Scientist and Adjunct Professor of Electric Power Systems at the Department of Engineering of University of Sannio since 2002. His fields of interest include electric power system analysis, cooperative smart sensor networks for protection and diagnostics of complex electricity systems, integration of distributed generation systems on electrical networks, soft computing and interval based methodologies in power systems reliability analysis.