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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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ISBN-13: 9780470129876
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 10/12/2007
Series: IEEE Press Series on Power Engineering Series , #32
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 260
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Steven W. Blume is President and CEO of Applied Professional Training, Inc., a world-class technical training company servicing both the electric power and telecommunications industries. He has a master's degree specializing in electric power systems and a bachelor's degree specializing in telecommunications. He holds many professional certificates and memberships, and is highly recognized in both the electric power and telecommunications industries. He has taught courses on electric power systems at many Power Engineering Society meetings, and teaches 400-500 students this course every year.

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Table of Contents



Chapter 1 System Overview, Terminology, and Basic Concepts.

Chapter Objectives.

History of Electric Power.

System Overview.

Terminology and Basic Concepts.

Chapter 2 Generation.

Chapter Objectives.

ac Voltage Generation.

The Three-Phase ac Generator.

Real-Time Generation.

Generator Connections.

Wye and Delta Stator Connections.

Power Plants and Prime Movers.

Chapter 3 Transmission Lines.

Chapter Objectives.

Transmission Lines.


Transmission Line Design Parameters (Optional Supplementary Reading).

Underground Transmission (Optional Supplementary Reading).

dc Transmission Systems (Optional Supplementary Reading).

Chapter 4 Substations.

Chapter Objectives.

Substation Equipment.



Circuit Breakers.


Disconnect Switches.

Lightning Arresters.

Electrical Bus.

Capacitor Banks.


Static VAR Compensators.

Control Buildings.

Preventative Maintenance.

Chapter 5 Distribution.

Chapter Objectives.

Distribution Systems.

Transformer Connections (Optional Supplementary Reading).

Fuses and Cutouts.

Riser or Dip Pole.

Underground Service.

Chapter 6 Consumption.

Chapter Objectives.

Electrical Energy Consumption.

Power System Efficiency.

Power Factor.

Supply and Demand.

Demand-Side Management.


Performance-Based Rates.

Service-Entrance Equipment.

Chapter 7 System Protection.

Chapter Objectives.

Two Types of Protection.

System-Protection Equipment and Concepts.

Distribution Protection.

Transmission Protection.

Substation Protection.

Generator Protection.

Generator Synchronization.

Overall Transmission Protection.

Chapter 8 Interconnected Power Systems.

Chapter Objectives.

Interconnected Power Systems.

The North American Power Grids.

Regulatory Environment.

Interchange Scheduling.

Interconnected System Operations.

System Demand and Generator Loading.

Reliable Grid Operations.

Chapter 9 System Control Centers and Telecommunications.

Chapter Objectives.

Electric System Control Centers.

Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA).

Energy Management Systems.


Chapter 10 Personal Protection (Safety).

Chapter Objectives.

Electrical Safety.

Personal Protection.


Appendix A The Derivation of Root Mean Squared.

Appendix B Graphical Power Factor Analysis.


What People are Saying About This

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"This book is well written and offers a nice overview of power system fundamentals at a level that does not require advanced mathematics or physics." (IEEE Power & Energy Magazine, November/December 2008)

"Highly recommends this work for its comprehensive discussion of electric power system terminology, and encourage non-engineering professionals in industry support and auxiliary services (product development, sales, marketing, etc.) to read and keep this excellent resource close at hand." (CHOICE, April 2008)

"'For the Nonelectrical Professional' says this well-illustrated book's subtitle, and the author does a good job of addressing that audience." (Electrical Apparatus, December 2007)

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