Power Primer: A Nontechnical Guide from Generation to End Use

Power Primer: A Nontechnical Guide from Generation to End Use

by Ann Chambers
     
 

In this nontechnical guide, author Ann Chambers provides information on how electricity is generated, transmitted and distributed. Written in easy-to-understand language, this title is a must for industry newcomers as well as veteran professionals who need a quick refresher on the ever-changing electric power industry.See more details below

Overview

In this nontechnical guide, author Ann Chambers provides information on how electricity is generated, transmitted and distributed. Written in easy-to-understand language, this title is a must for industry newcomers as well as veteran professionals who need a quick refresher on the ever-changing electric power industry.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780878147564
Publisher:
PennWell Corporation
Publication date:
01/28/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
263
Product dimensions:
6.04(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.56(d)

Table of Contents

• The big picture: From plant to plug
• A quick history of the electric power industry
• Boilers
• Turbines
• Controls and control rooms
• Emissions and pollutants
• Generators
• Engines
• Traditional fuels: Coal, gas, oil, and nuclear
• Alternative fuels: Hydroelectric, solar, wind, and biomass
• Transformers
• Substations
• Poles and towers
• Lines and voltages
• Site selection and permits
• North American Electric Reliability Council
• Residential electricity
• Appendix A: The impact of deregulation
• Appendix B: Glossary
• Appendix C: Electric power industry contacts
• Index

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