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Electrical Power System Essentials

Electrical Power System Essentials
Author: Pieter Schavemaker - Lou van der Sluis
ISBN 13: 9780470510278
ISBN 10: 470510277
Edition: 1
Publisher: Wiley
Publication Date: 2008-05-27
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 340
List Price: $86.00

Electrical Power System Essentials

Electrical power systems can be regarded as one of the most complex systems designed, constructed and operated by man. Of course it is a fact that the majority of the hardware that makes the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity possible, has not changed in essence since their first appearance more than a hundred years ago. In the design and construction of transformers, motors, generators, cables, and transmission lines, it is better to speak of evolution rather than revolution. As a result of this evolution, many advanced technologies and techniques are applied in today's power system.

This book provides an accessible introduction to the interesting world of alternating current (AC) power systems, focusing on the system as a whole. After laying out the basics for a steady-state analysis of three-phase power systems, the book examines:

  • the generation, transmission, distribution, and utilization of electric energy;

  • power system control and operation;

  • the organization of electricity markets, the changes currently taking place, and the developments that could lead to alternative power systems in the future.

Inside, you will find appendices that support the key text, supplying information on the modeling of power system components and including basic equations derived from Maxwell's laws. Numerous practical examples, case studies and illustrations, demonstrate the theory, techniques and results presented in the text, and an accompanying solutions manual with problems and worked through answers is available on a supplementary website.

With its pragmatic approach, Electrical Power System Essential is ideal for senior undergraduate students in electrical engineering who require an up-to-date overview of the subject. This book also acts as a concise reference, suitable for postgraduates and professionals from a range of disciplines who would like to work in this field.