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Advanced Load Dispatch for Power Systems: Principles, Practices and Economics

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The balancing of power generation with load in power systems is a vital and delicate task. Power system demands vary according to the time of day and time of year, and the load generation balance has always to be done with due regard to economy as well as to the security and safety of the system. This text comprehensively covers the various aspects of load dispatching, including telecommunication and other facilities, operating reserves, load management, inter-system exchanges, security and reliability, and load ...

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Overview

The balancing of power generation with load in power systems is a vital and delicate task. Power system demands vary according to the time of day and time of year, and the load generation balance has always to be done with due regard to economy as well as to the security and safety of the system. This text comprehensively covers the various aspects of load dispatching, including telecommunication and other facilities, operating reserves, load management, inter-system exchanges, security and reliability, and load forecasting practices. The principl es described are illustrated by examples from North America, Europe, and India, thus giving coverage to systems in both developed and developing countries.

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
1 Introduction 1
2 Objectives, Functions and Location of Load Dispatch Centres 11
3 Facilities at Load Dispatch Centres 27
4 Telecommunications in Power System Operation 53
5 Determination of Operating Reserve 75
6 Load-Generation Balance 91
7 Load Management and Methods of Meeting Peak Demand 133
8 Security and Reliability of Energy Control Systems 147
9 Inter-System Exchanges, Tariffs and Billing 165
App. 1 Present Practices in Load Forecasting 185
App. 2 (Reference Chapter 6 - Load-Generation Balance) 201
Index 227
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