Power Systems in Emergencies: From Contingency Planning to Crisis Management / Edition 1

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As modern society has become increasingly reliant on electricity, dist urbances to the power supply system have become a worldwide industry c oncern. The range and impact of disturbances are addressed in this com prehensive account of the planning, operation and control of power sys tems during emergencies. Offering a clear and concise treatment of the cause, effect and prevention of power system emergencies, this timely book will appeal to utility managers, power engineers, consultants an d practitioners involved in, and reliant upon, the electricity supply industry.

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"...Knight offers advice on dealing with a system under short-term instabilities..." (SciTech Book News, Vol. 25, No. 4, December 2001)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471490166
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 5/28/2001
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 392
  • Product dimensions: 6.75 (w) x 9.86 (h) x 1.07 (d)

Table of Contents


Introduction and Contents.

Disturbances in Power Systems and their Effects.

Some General Aspects of Emergency Control.

The Power System and its Operational and Control Infrastructure.

Measures to Minimize the Impact of Disturbances.

The Natural Environment -
Some Disturbances Reviewed.


Training and Simulators for Emergency Control.

Plant Characteristics and Control Facilities for Emergency Control, and Benefits to be Obtained.

Systems and Emergency Control in the Future.

Appendix 1: Some Major Interconnected Systems Around the World: Existing and Possible Developments.

Appendix 2: Glossary of Useful Terms.

Appendix 3: Some Useful Mathematical and Modelling Techniques in Power Systems Studies.


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