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Understanding Electric Power Systems An Overview of the Technology, the Marketplace, and Government Regulations

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ISBN-10: 0470484187

ISBN-13: 9780470484180

Edition: 2nd 2010

Authors: Frank Delea, Jack Casazza, Jack Casazza

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Technological advances in generation, transmission, distribution, and system operation are changing and will continue to change the industry in the coming years. Fully updated to reflect recent changes to regulation, structure, and technology, this second edition of Understanding Electric Power Systems provides a real-world view of electric power systems, how they operate, how the organizations are structured, and how electricity is regulated and priced. Written for individuals in government, business, educational institutions, this updated version of a classic explains concepts and jargon of the electric power industry to the layperson.
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List price: $88.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 3/19/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 6.20" wide x 9.22" long x 0.80" tall
Weight: 1.320
Language: English

JACK CASAZZA is currently President of the American Education Institute and an Outside Director of the Georgia Systems Operation Corporation. He is an IEEE Life Fellow, a former utility executive and consultant, and has won many awards for his contribution to the development of electric power systems.FRANK DELEA retired in 1997 from Consolidated Edison, Inc. where he had assignments giving him broad insight into planning, operational, financial, rate, organizational, and legal issues. He was involved in many issues including mergers and acquisitions, investments in nonregulated subsidiaries, and corporate restructuring. He was leader of the team charged with the formation of a holding…    

Preface To The 2nd Edition
List of Figures
Benefits Of Electric Power And A History Of The Electric Power Industry
Societal Benefits Of Electricity
Origin Of The Industry
The Development Of The National Electric Power Grid
"The Golden Age"
Blackouts And The Reliability Crisis
The Environmental Crises - The Shift To Low Sulfur Oil
The Fuel Crisis - The Shift From Oil
The Financial Crisis
The Legislative And Regulatory Crisis
Global Warming Crisis And Concerns About Carbon Emissions
Restructuring, Competition And The Industry Ownership Structure
The Electric Power System
The Customers
Sources Of The Electric Energy - Generation
The Delivery System
The Grid
Basic Electric Power Concepts
Electric Energy
Concepts Relating To The Flow Of Electricity
Direct Current
Alternating Current
Three Phases
Characteristics Of Ac Systems
Induction and Inductive Reactance
Capacitance and Capacitive Reactance
OHM'S Law For Alternating Current
Power In Alternating Current Circuits
Real Power
Reactive Power
Division of Power Flow
Voltage Drop and Reactive Power Flow
Steady state instability
Voltage instability
Transient instability
Automatic Generation Controls (AGC)
Dynamic instability
Electric Energy Consumption
End-Uses For Electricity
Customer Classes
DEmand And Energy
Effects of Load Diversity
System Load
Load Management
Reactive Load
Losses And Unaccounted For Energy In The Delivery System
Electric Power - Generation And Concerns About Greenhouse Gases
Generation'S Role
Types Of Generation
Thermal Conversion - Using Fuel As The Energy Resource
Steam cycle - Steam turbines
Combustion (Gas) Turbines
Combined Cycle
Reciprocating Engines
Micro Turbines
Combined Heat and Power (CHP) or Co generation
Thermal Conversion - Non Fuel Heat Sources
Solar Thermal Generation
Mechanical Energy Conversion
Hydro turbines and Hydro Pumped Storage
Wind turbines
Distributed Generation and Other Sources
Renewable Technologies And Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Supply Side Options to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Financial Options to Reduce Carbon Emissions
Characteristics Of Generating Plants
Schedulable and Unschedulable Units
Capital Cost Of Generation
Generator Life Extension
The Technology Of Generation
Synchronous Generators
Variable Frequency and Direct Current Generation
System Needs And Evaluation Of Intermittent Resources
The Technology Of The Electric Transmission System
Overhead Lines
Overhead Line Capability -Ratings
Transmission Cable
Cable Capacity
Submarine Cables
Superconducting Cables
Substation Equipment
Substation Circuit Breaker Arrangements
Transmission System Aging
Advantages Of Ac Over Dc Operation
Advantages of HVDC
Disadvantages of HVDC
Knowledge Required Of Transmission System
Function Of Distribution
Primary Distribution Feeders
Radial systems
Loop systems
Primary network systems
Secondary Systems
Distribution Capacity
Distribution Facility Ratings
Control Of Distribution Voltages
Distribution Transformers
Voltage Regulators
Distribution System Reliability
Quality Of Service
Design Of Distribution Systems
Distributed Generation
Operation Of Distribution Systems
Smart Grid And Microgrids
Energy Storage And Other New Technologies
Energy Storage
Benefits of Energy Storage to Generation
Benefits of Energy Storage to Transmission and Distribution
Energy Storage Concepts And Technologies
Mechanical Systems
Hydro pumped storage
Compressed Air Energy Storage
Thermal Energy Storage
Storage of Low-Grade Heat
Storage of High-Grade Heat
Chemical Energy Storage
Hydrogen energy storage systems
Electrical Storage
Capacitors and Supercapacitor
Superconducting Magnetic Energy Storage
Power Conversion Equipment
The Future for Energy Storage
Smart Grid
New Nuclear Plant Designs
Carbon Sequestration And Clean Coal Technologies
Causes Of Outages
Costs Of Power Outages
Ways To Measure Reliability
Planning And Operating A Reliable And Adequate Power System
The Physical Network: The North American Electric Reliability Corporation (Nerc) And Its Standards
Nerc As Electric Reliability Organization
Nerc?S Standards
Functional Model
Development Of Standards
Reliability Principles
Market Interface Principles
Compliance with NERC Standards
Other NERC Responsibilities
The Future
The Physical Network: Operation Of The Electric Bulk Power System
Balancing Authorities
Operating Reserves
Reliability Coordinators
Transmission Operators
Power Transfer Limits
Determination of Total Transfer Capability
Parallel Path Flow and Loop Flow
Reduction of Power Transfers - Congestion Management
Ancillary Services
Voltage and Reactive Control
Potential Emergencies
Preventative Philosophy
Corrective Philosophy
Operating Emergencies
Information Exchange
The Physical Network - Planning Of The Electric Bulk Power System
Planning Standards
Generation Planning
Transmission Planning
Transmission System Planning Studies
Power Flow Studies
Stability Studies
Short-Circuit Duty Studies
The New Planning Environment
Recent Transmission Projects
The Regulatory Network - Legislation
Pricing And Regulation
Federal Legislation
Federal Utility Holding Company Act (Puhca)
Federal Power Act
Other 1930 Federal Laws
Department Of Energy Organization Act
Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act (Purpa)
Energy Policy Act Of 1992 (Epact02)
FPA Modifications
The Energy Policy Act Of 2005 (Epact05)
The Energy Independence And Security Act Of 2007
Environmental Laws
The Regulatory Network: The Regulators
The Regulators
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Ferc)
Environmental Protection Agency (Epa)
Department Of Energy (Doe)
Nuclear Regulatory Commission (Nrc)
Recent Federal Regulations
Ferc Actions After Epact92
Orders 888/889 - Promoting Wholesale Competition Through Open Access Non-discriminatory Transmission Service by Public Utilities
Recovery of stranded Costs by Public Utilities (Transmitting Utilities)
Order No. 2000 - Regional Transmission Organizations
Order 890 - Amendments to Orders 888 and 889
Ferc Actions Implementing Epact05
Market Manipulation
Order 670 - Anti-Manipulation/Anti-fraud
Electricity Reliability And Infrastructure
Order No. 672 Electricity Reliability and Infrastructure
Expansion And Modernization Of The Nation'S Electricity Grid
Order 679 - Promoting Transmission Investment
Order 681 Long Term Transmission Rights
Siting Major New Transmission Facilities
Order 689 - Siting of Electric Transmission
Purpa Reforms
Orders 671 and 671A - Qualifying Facilities
Order 688 PURPA Small Power Production
Repeal Of Puhca - Mergers And Acquisitions
Market Based Rates
Order 697 Market-Based Rates for Wholesale Sales Of Electric Energy, Capacity And Ancillary Services By Public Utilities
Order 719 Wholesale Competition in Regions with Organized Electric Markets
Recent Epa Actions
State Regulatory Authority
Tariff Basis
Transmission Rights
State Utility Restructuring
Customer Choice
Distribution Rates
State and Local Environmental Requirements
Overall Regulatory Problems
The Information, Communications And Control Network And Security