Electric Power System Basics For the Nonelectrical Professional

ISBN-10: 0470129875

ISBN-13: 9780470129876

Edition: 2007

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A clear and easy-to-follow overview of power system technology for nonelectrical professionals This book explains the essentials of interconnected electric power systems in very basic, practical terms, giving a comprehensible overview of the terminology, electrical concepts, design considerations, construction practices, operational aspects, and industry standards for nontechnical professionals having an interest in the power industry. From generation to household wiring, this book explains it all in easy-to-understand terms. Electrical Power System Basics exposes readers to all of the important aspects of an interconnected power system without assuming a great deal of existing knowledge or experience. Some very basic formulas are presented throughout the book and several examples, photographs, drawings, and illustrations are provided to help the reader gain a fundamental understanding of the subject. Aimed specifically at professionals in a range of industries, including venture capital investors, funding companies, politicians, environmental groups, manufacturing companies, developers, and students in varying disciplines, this book gives readers a coherent, in-depth understanding of how power systems work.
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List price: $87.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/12/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 260
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.078
Language: English

System Overview, Terminology, and Basic Concepts
Chapter Objectives
History of Electric Power
System Overview
Terminology and Basic Concepts
Chapter Objectives
ac Voltage Generation
The Three-Phase ac Generator
Real-Time Generation
Generator Connections
Wye and Delta Stator Connections
Power Plants and Prime Movers
Transmission Lines
Chapter Objectives
Transmission Lines
Transmission Line Design Parameters (Optional Supplementary Reading)
Underground Transmission (Optional Supplementary Reading)
dc Transmission Systems (Optional Supplementary Reading)
Chapter Objectives
Substation Equipment
Circuit Breakers
Disconnect Switches
Lightning Arresters
Electrical Bus
Capacitor Banks
Static VAR Compensators
Control Buildings
Preventative Maintenance
Chapter Objectives
Distribution Systems
Transformer Connections (Optional Supplementary Reading)
Fuses and Cutouts
Riser or Dip Pole
Underground Service
Chapter Objectives
Electrical Energy Consumption
Power System Efficiency
Power Factor
Supply and Demand
Demand-Side Management
Performance-Based Rates
Service-Entrance Equipment
System Protection
Chapter Objectives
Two Types of Protection
System-Protection Equipment and Concepts
Distribution Protection
Transmission Protection
Substation Protection
Generator Protection
Generator Synchronization
Overall Transmission Protection
Interconnected Power Systems
Chapter Objectives
Interconnected Power Systems
The North American Power Grids
Regulatory Environment
Interchange Scheduling
Interconnected System Operations
System Demand and Generator Loading
Reliable Grid Operations
System Control Centers and Telecommunications
Chapter Objectives
Electric System Control Centers
Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA)
Energy Management Systems
Personal Protection (Safety)
Chapter Objectives
Electrical Safety
Personal Protection
The Derivation of Root Mean Squared
Graphical Power Factor Analysis
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