Electric Power Generation: A Nontechnical Guide / Edition 1

Electric Power Generation: A Nontechnical Guide / Edition 1

by Dave Barnett, Kirk Bjornsgaard
     
 

ISBN-10: 0878147535

ISBN-13: 9780878147533

Pub. Date: 01/01/1999

Publisher: PennWell Corporation

Unlike more technical texts stuffed with formulae and theories, this book explains in plain English how power is created and replaces formulae with everyday examples and easy-to-understand illustrations.

It opens with an explanation of how electricity is generated, then covers the planning and development of electric power stations, emphasizing modern

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Unlike more technical texts stuffed with formulae and theories, this book explains in plain English how power is created and replaces formulae with everyday examples and easy-to-understand illustrations.

It opens with an explanation of how electricity is generated, then covers the planning and development of electric power stations, emphasizing modern considerations of merchant power plants, repowering, and the growth of gas turbine generation. The "facts" of generation are covered in part two—boilers, turbines, generators, hydro and pumped storage, and "alternative" generations sources, suchs geothermal, tidal, solar, and wind. Maintenance and operations are covered in basic overview format. Finally, environmental considerations—again, an increasing concern in light of deregulation and environmental law—are reviewed.

In addition, the authors cover specific features and fuel-types in nontechnical terms. Industry newcomers will appreciate this clear explanation of how power is created.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780878147533
Publisher:
PennWell Corporation
Publication date:
01/01/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
337
Sales rank:
1,187,202
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.74(d)

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Table of Contents


• Introduction
• Electricity
• Planning and development of electric power stations
• Electric power generation
• Maintenance, operations, and transmission and distribution
• Ecological and environmental considerations and safety
• Appendix (Net generation from U.S. electric utilities by energy source, census division, and state)
• Glossary

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