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A clear and easy-to-follow overview of power system technology for nonelectrical professionals

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.

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Blume, an electrical power trainer, explains the essentials of interconnected electric power systems in basic, practical terms, in this overview for nontechnical professionals having an interest in the power industry. Covering terminology, electrical concepts, design considerations, construction practices, operations, and industry standards, the book exposes readers to all of the important aspects of an interconnected power system without assuming a great deal of existing knowledge. Basic formulas are presented, and examples, b&w photos, and illustrations are provided. The readership for the book includes venture capital investors, funding companies, politicians, environmentalists, manufacturers, developers, and students. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

A brief introduction to power system technology written for non-technical professionals with an interest in the power industry.

Synopsis:

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.

Synopsis:

A clear and easy-to-follow overview of power system technology for nonelectrical professionals

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., 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.

Table of Contents

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

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.

Conductors.

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.

Transformers.

Regulators.

Circuit Breakers.

Reclosers.

Disconnect Switches.

Lightning Arresters.

Electrical Bus.

Capacitor Banks.

Reactors.

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.

Metering.

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.

Telecommunications.

Chapter 10 Personal Protection (Safety).

Chapter Objectives.

Electrical Safety.

Personal Protection.

Appendix.

Appendix A The Derivation of Root Mean Squared.

Appendix B Graphical Power Factor Analysis.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780470129876
Author:
Blume, Steven W.
Publisher:
IEEE Press
Author:
Blume, S.
Subject:
Power Resources
Subject:
Power Resources - General
Subject:
Electric power systems
Subject:
Power Resources - Electrical
Subject:
Electricity
Subject:
Power Technology & Power Engineering
Subject:
General-General
Subject:
Power Technology & Pow
Subject:
er Engineering
Copyright:
Edition Description:
WOL online Book (not BRO)
Series:
IEEE Press Series on Power Engineering
Series Volume:
32
Publication Date:
October 2007
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
300
Dimensions:
9.26x6.32x.66 in. 1.01 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , A brief introduction to power system technology written for non-technical professionals with an interest in the power industry.
"Synopsis" by , 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.

"Synopsis" by , A clear and easy-to-follow overview of power system technology for nonelectrical professionals

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.

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