Download Electric Power Systems (A Conceptual Introduction ) By Alexandra Von Meier

Introduction

This book is intended to bridge the gap between formal engineering texts and more popularly accessible descriptions of electric power technology. I discovered this gap as a graduate student struggling to understand power systems—especially transmission and distribution systems—which had always fascinated me but which now invited serious study in the context of research on implementing solar energy. Although I had studied physics as an undergraduate, I found the subject of power systems difficult and intimidating. The available literature seemed to fall into two categories: easy-to-read, qualitative descriptions of the electric grid for the layperson, on the one hand, and highly technical books and papers, on the other hand, written for professionals and electrical engineering majors. The second category had the information I needed, but was guarded by a layer of impenetrable phasor diagrams and other symbolism that obviously required a special sort of initiation. I was extremely fortunate to have access to some of the most highly respected scholars in the field at the University of California, Berkeley, who were also generous, patient, and gifted teachers. Thus I survived Leon Chua’s formidable course on circuit analysis, followed by two semesters of power engineering with Felix Wu. This curriculum hardly made me an expert, but it did enable me to decipher the language of the academic and professional literature and identify the issues relevant to my work. I enjoyed another marvelous learning opportunity through a research project beginning in 1989 at several large nuclear and fossil-fueled steam generation plants, where our team interviewed the staff as part of a study of “High-Reliability Organizations.” My own subsequent research on power distribution took me into the field with five U.S. utilities and one in Germany. Aside from the many intriguing things we learned about the operating culture in these settings, I discovered how clearly the power plant staff could often explain technical concepts about their working systems.

Contents

Chapter 1 The Physics of Electricity

Chapter 2Basic Circuit Analysis

Chapter 3 AC Power

Chapter 4 Generators

Chapter5 Loads

Chapter 6 Transmission and Distribution

Chapter 7 Power Flow Analysis

Chapter 8 System Performance

Chapter 9 System Operation, Management, and New Technology

 

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