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INTRODUCTION TO ELECTRIC POWER GENERATION, TRANSMISSION, AND DISTRIBUTION
The generation, delivery, and utilization of electric power and energy remain one of the most challenging and exciting fields of electrical engineering. The astounding technological developments of our age are highly dependent upon a safe, reliable, and economic supply of electric power. The objective of the Electric Power Engineering Guide is to provide a contemporary overview of this far-reaching field as well as a useful guide and educational resource for its study. It’s intended to define electric power engineering by bringing together the core of knowledge from all of the many topics encompassed by the field. The sections are written primarily for the electric power engineering professional who seeks factual information, and secondarily for the professional from other engineering disciplines who wants an overview of the entire field or specific information on one aspect of it.
Early revisions of this Guide were well received by learners and professionals worldwide. Based on this reception and the many recent advances in electric power engineering technology and applications, it was decided that the time was right to revise once again. Because of the efforts of many individuals, the result is a major revision. There are completely new sections covering such topics as FACTS, smart grid, energy harvesting, distribution system protection, electricity pricing, linear machines. In addition, the majority of the existing sections have been revised and updated. Many of these are major revisions.
The Guide consists of a set of five sub-guides. Each is organized into topical parts and sections in an attempt to provide comprehensive coverage of the generation, transformation, transmission, distribution, and utilization of electric power and energy as well as the modeling, analysis, planning, design, monitoring, and control of electric power systems. The individual sections are different from most technical publications. They are not journal-type articles nor are they textbooks in nature. They are intended to be tutorials or overviews providing ready access to needed information while at the same time pro viding sufficient references for more in-depth coverage of the topic.
This Guide is devoted to the subjects of power system protection, power system dynamics and stability, and power system operation and control. If your particular topic of interest is not included in this list, please refer to the list of companion Guides referred to at the beginning.
In reading the individual sections of this Guide, we have been most favorably impressed by how well the contributors have accomplished the goals that were set. The following topics are key to the success of this Guide:
TABLE of CONTENTS
Electric Power Generation by Non-conventional Methods
Electric Power Generation by Conventional Methods
Electric Power Utilization