Electric Power System Basics for the Nonelectrical Professional / Edition 1

Electric Power System Basics for the Nonelectrical Professional / Edition 1

by Steven W. Blume
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Electric Power System Basics for the Nonelectrical Professional / Edition 1

This book explains the essentials of interconnected electric power systems in very basic, practical terms, giving a comprehensible overview of the terminology, electrical concepts, design considerations, construction practices, operational aspects, and industry standards for nontechnical professionals having an interest in the power industry. From generation to household wiring, this book explains it all in easy-to-understand terms.

Electrical Power System Basics exposes readers to all of the important aspects of an interconnected power system without assuming a great deal of existing knowledge or experience. Some very basic formulas are presented throughout the book and several examples, photographs, drawings, and illustrations are provided to help the reader gain a fundamental understanding of the subject. Aimed specifically at professionals in a range of industries, including venture capital investors, funding companies, politicians, environmental groups, manufacturing companies, developers, and students in varying disciplines, this book gives readers a coherent, in-depth understanding of how power systems work.

About the Author:
Steven W. Blume is President and CEO of Applied Professional Training, Inc.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 2900470129875
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 10/12/2007
Series: IEEE Press Series on Power Engineering Series
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 260
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface     ix
Acknowledgments     xiii
System Overview, Terminology, and Basic Concepts     1
Chapter Objectives     1
History of Electric Power     1
System Overview     3
Terminology and Basic Concepts     3
Generation     13
Chapter Objectives     13
ac Voltage Generation     14
The Three-Phase ac Generator     15
Real-Time Generation     20
Generator Connections     21
Wye and Delta Stator Connections     22
Power Plants and Prime Movers     22
Transmission Lines     47
Chapter Objectives     47
Transmission Lines     47
Conductors     50
Transmission Line Design Parameters (Optional Supplementary Reading)     55
Underground Transmission (Optional Supplementary Reading)     57
dc Transmission Systems (Optional Supplementary Reading)     57
Substations     61
Chapter Objectives     61
Substation Equipment     61
Transformers     62
Regulators     73
Circuit Breakers     79
Reclosers     85
Disconnect Switches     87
Lightning Arresters     90
Electrical Bus     92
Capacitor Banks     92
Reactors     94
Static VAR Compensators     97
Control Buildings     98
Preventative Maintenance     99
Distribution     101
Chapter Objectives     101
Distribution Systems     101
Transformer Connections (Optional Supplementary Reading)     113
Fuses and Cutouts     121
Riser or Dip Pole     122
Underground Service     123
Consumption     133
Chapter Objectives     133
Electrical Energy Consumption     134
Power System Efficiency     136
Power Factor     138
Supply and Demand     139
Demand-Side Management     139
Metering     141
Performance-Based Rates     145
Service-Entrance Equipment     147
System Protection     161
Chapter Objectives     161
Two Types of Protection     161
System-Protection Equipment and Concepts     162
Distribution Protection      167
Transmission Protection     170
Substation Protection     173
Generator Protection     174
Generator Synchronization     175
Overall Transmission Protection     178
Interconnected Power Systems     179
Chapter Objectives     179
Interconnected Power Systems     180
The North American Power Grids     180
Regulatory Environment     181
Interchange Scheduling     184
Interconnected System Operations     186
System Demand and Generator Loading     192
Reliable Grid Operations     195
System Control Centers and Telecommunications     203
Chapter Objectives     203
Electric System Control Centers     203
Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA)     205
Energy Management Systems     208
Telecommunications     211
Personal Protection (Safety)     221
Chapter Objectives     221
Electrical Safety     221
Personal Protection     222
Appendix     233
The Derivation of Root Mean Squared     233
Graphical Power Factor Analysis     234
Index      237

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