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Electric Power Systems

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ISBN-10: 0471178594

ISBN-13: 9780471178590

Edition: 2006

Authors: Alexandra Von Meier, Alexandra Von Meier

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This book explains the technical basis of electric reliability, enabling readers to understand how the electric grid works and what can go wrong with the grid, and envision how it might need to be fixed. It describes the main components such as generators and motors (Ch 4), other appliances (Ch 5), transmission and distribution equipment including power lines, transformers and circuit breakers (Ch 6); it explains how the whole system is managed and coordinated (Ch 9), analyzed mathematically (Ch 7), and kept stable and reliable (Ch 8); and it presents the underlying physical concepts of electricity (Ch 1), circuits (Ch 2), and complex power (Ch 3). This book makes highly technical information accessible to the intelligent lay person without overly simplifying the material. Throughout, the text appeals to common sense and emphasizes intuitive understanding. It is unique in that it includes mathematical equations and formulas but also discusses their meaning in plain English, not assuming any prior familiarity with particular notations or vocabulary. In doing so, the book makes what has traditionally been privileged knowledge of electrical engineering comprehensible and useful for all students and professionals involved with electric power.
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Book details

List price: $128.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/11/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 328
Size: 6.30" wide x 9.45" long x 0.80" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

The Physics of Electricity.
Basic Quantities
Potential or Voltage
Ohm's law
Circuit Fundamentals
Static Charge
Electric Circuits
Voltage Drop
Electric Shock
Resistive Heating
Calculating Resistive Heating
Transmission Voltage and Resistive Losses
Electric and Magnetic Fields
The Field as a Concept
Electric Fields
Magnetic Fields
Electromagnetic Induction
Electromagnetic Fields and Health Effects
Electromagnetic Radiation
Basic Circuit Analysis.
Modeling Circuits
Series and Parallel Circuits
Resistance in Series
Resistance in Parallel
Network Reduction
Practical Aspects
Kirchhoff's Laws
Kirchhoff's Voltage Law
Kirchhoff's Current Law
Application to Simple Circuits
The Superposition Principle
Magnetic Circuits
AC Power.
Alternating Current and Voltage
Historical Notes
Mathematical Description
The rms Value
Definition of Electric Power
Complex Power
The Significance of Reactive Power
Phasor Notation
Phasors as Graphics
Phasors as Exponentials
Operations with Phasors
The Simple Generator
The Synchronous Generator
Basic Components and Functioning
Other Design Aspects
Operational Control of Synchronous Generators
Single Generator: Real Power
Single Generator: Reactive Power
Multiple Generators: Real Power
Multiple Generators: Reactive Power
Operating Limits
The Induction Generator
General Characteristics
Electromagnetic Characteristics
Resistive Loads
Electronic Devices
Load from the System Perspective
Coincident and Noncoincident Demand
Load Profiles and Load Duration Curve
Single- and Multiphase Connections
Transmission and Distribution.
System Structure
Historical Notes
Structural Features
Sample Diagram
Loop Flow
Stations and Substations
Reconfiguring the System
Three-Phase Transmission
Rationale for Three Phases
Balancing Loads
Delta and Wye Connections
Per-Phase Analysis
Three-Phase Power
D.C. Transmission
General Properties
Transformer Heating
Delta and Wye Transformers
Characteristics of Power Lines
Towers, Insulators, and Other Components
Thermal Limits
Stability Limit
Voltage Control
Basics of Protection and Protective Devices
Protection Coordination
Power Flow Analysis.
The Power Flow Problem
Network Representation
Choice of Variables
Types of Buses
Variables for Balancing Real Power
Variables for Balancing Reactive Power
The Slack Bus
Summary of Variables
Example with Interpretation of Results
Six-Bus Example
Tweaking the Case
Conceptualizing Power Flow
Power Flow Equations and Solution Methods
Derivation of Power Flow Equations
Solution Methods
Decoupled Power Flow
Applications and Optimal Power Flow
System Performance.
Measures of Reliability
Valuation of Reliability
The Concept of Stability
Steady-State Stability
Dynamic Stability
Voltage Stability
Power Quality
System Operation, Management, and New Technology.
Operation and Control on Different Time Scales
The Scale of a Cycle
The Scale of Real-Time Operation
The Scale of Scheduling
The Planning Scale
New Technology
Distributed Generation
Human Factors
Operators and Engineers
Cognitive Representations of Power Systems
Operational Criteria
Implications for Technological Innovation
Implications for Restructuring
Appendix: Symbols, Units, Abbreviations, and Acronyms.