Renewable Energy in Power Systems

ISBN-10: 047001749X
ISBN-13: 9780470017494
Edition: 1st 2006
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Book details

List price: $99.00
Edition: 1st
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/2/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 300
Size: 6.25" wide x 10.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

The variable nature of most renewable energy sources needs special consideration when integrating such sources into traditional networks. Efficient power system operation requires that a number of activities be undertaken over wide time scales ranging form days to milliseconds. These activities include forecast demand, generation scheduling, security analysis, optimum economic dispatch and finally protection activities during system maloperation. These concepts are explained and the impact on the operation procedures of introducing increasing amounts of renewable energy is presented. Based upon a successful MSc course at Loughborough University Considers the operation and structure of a modern electricity market, highlighting the differences between a centrally planned and operated system and a fully deregulated one Includes many tables, diagrams, worked examples, tutorial questions, model answers and case studies to aid the learning process Presents an introduction to solid-state switches and the way these switches are combined into AC/DC, DC/AC and AC/AC converters Discusses the regional and local operational benefits/problems that may result in the distribution network due to the injection of energy from renewables Presents a critical analysis of the selling prices of electricity

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgements
Energy and Electricity
The World Energy Scene
The Environmental Impact of Energy Use
Generating Electricity
The Electrical Power System
References
Features of Conventional and Renewable Generation
Introduction
Conventional Sources: Coal, Gas and Nuclear
Hydroelectric Power
Wind Power
PV and Solar Thermal Electricity
Tidal Power
Wave Power
Biomass
Summary of Power Generation Characteristics
Combining Sources
References
Power Balance/ Frequency Control
Introduction
Electricity Demand
Power Governing
Dynamic Frequency Control of Large Systems
Impact of Renewable Generation on Frequency Control and Reliability
Frequency Response Services from Renewables
Frequency Control Modelling
Energy Storage
References
Other Useful Reading
Electrical Power Generation and Conditioning
The Conversion of Renewable Energy into Electrical Form
The Synchronous Generator
The Transformer
The Asynchronous Generator
Power Electronics
Applications to Renewable Energy Generators
References
Power System Analysis
Introduction
The Transmission System
Voltage Control
Power Flow in an Individual Section of Line
Reactive Power Management
Load Flow and Power System Simulation
Faults and Protection
Time Varying and Dynamic Simulations
Reliability Analysis
References
Renewable Energy Generation in Power Systems
Distributed Generation
Voltage Effects
Thermal Limits
Other Embedded Generation Issues
Islanding
Fault Ride-through
Generator and Converter Characteristics
References
Power System Economics and the Electricity Market
Introduction
The Costs of Electricity Generation
Economic Optimization in Power Systems
External Costs
Effects of Embedded Generation
Support Mechanisms for Renewable Energy
Electricity Trading
References
The Future - Towards a Sustainable Electricity Supply System
Introduction
The Future of Wind Power
The Future of Solar Power
The Future of Biofuels
The Future of Hydro and Marine Power
Distributed Generation and the Shape of Future Networks
Conclusions
References
Appendix: Basic Electric Power Engineering Concepts
Introduction
Generators and Consumers of Energy
Why AC?
Waveforms
Response of Circuit Components to AC
Phasors
Phasor Addition
Rectangular Notation
Reactance and Impedance
Power in AC Circuits
Reactive Power
Complex Power
Conservation of Active and Reactive Power
Effects of Reactive Power Flow - Power Factor Correction
Three-phase AC
The Th_venin Equivalent Circuit
Reference
Index

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