This is the first book on power system analysis to explore the major changes in the structure and operation of the electric utility industry, and to show how power system operation will be affected by the new changes. It reflects the trends in state-of-the-art, computer-based power system analysis and shows how to apply each modern analysis tool in designing and improving an expansion of an existing power system. KEY FEATURES: Features a computer-based design example (carried out from chapter-to-chapter) which uses all the analysis. As the example develops, readers determine the parameter values for a proposed transmission system upgrade to support load growth and a new steel mill being located in the area; convert all the parameters to per unit the preferred choice of units for system analysis; determine typical parameters for the generators in the system being designed; develop the admittance matrix and the impedance matrix for the system being designed; conduct the power flow and check the designed system for possible violations, and appropriately modify the design; and conduct a contingency analysis on the designed system; analyze the behavior of the designed system under faulted condition; continue the design with a selection of relay settings to protect the system in the event of these faulted conditions; and perform a transient stability simulation on the system and verify the ability of the system to remain stable.
For engineers working in the electric utility industry.
A text for a two-semester course, with chapters on areas such as background, basic principles, transmission lines, generator modeling, power flow analysis, system protection, and power system stability. Pedagogical features include chapter summaries, exercises, and mathematical reference appendices. Students can work on an ongoing design problem using available software, or they may develop software using MATLAB. This second edition reflects changes in the electric utility industry since 1986. Chapters have been reordered, and material on determining transmission line parameters, network matrices, and the new market environment has been added. Bergen is affiliated with the department of electrical engineering and computer sciences at UC-Berkeley. Vittal is affiliated with the department of electrical and computer engineering at Iowa State University. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)