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Editors: Cian M. O'Sullivan
Book Description:
This book presents new and significant research on electric power. The world is becoming increasingly electrified. For the foreseeable future, coal will continue to be the dominant fuel used for electric power production. The low cost and abundance of coal is one of the primary reasons for this. Electric power transmission, a process in the delivery of electricity to consumers, is the bulk transfer of electrical power. Typically, power transmission is between the power plant and a substation near a populated area. Electricity distribution is the delivery from the substation to the consumers. Due to the large amount of power involved, transmission normally takes place at high voltage (110 kV or above). Electricity is usually transmitted over long distance through overhead power transmission lines. Underground power transmission is used only in densely populated areas due to its high cost of installation and maintenance, and because the high reactive power gain produces large charging currents and difficulties in voltage management.

A power transmission system is sometimes referred to colloquially as a "grid"; however, for reasons of economy, the network is rarely a true grid. Redundant paths and lines are provided so that power can be routed from any power plant to any load center, through a variety of routes, based on the economics of the transmission path and the cost of power. Much analysis is done by transmission companies to determine the maximum reliable capacity of each line, which, due to system stability considerations, may be less than the physical or thermal limit of the line. Deregulation of electricity companies in many countries has led to renewed interest in reliable economic design of transmission networks.

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Table of Contents:
Preface

Expert Commentary

Commentary A - Analysis and Characterization of Complex Inter-Area Oscillations from Measured Data: A Time-frequency Perspective;
pp. 1-3
(A.R. Messina, M.A. Andrade, The Center for Research and Advanced Studies (Cinvestav) Mexico, E. Barocio, The Univ. of Guadalajara, Mexico)

Research and Review Studies

Chapter 1 - Radial-Bias-Combustion and Central-Fuel-Rich Swirl Pulverized Coal Burners for Wall-Fired Boilers; pp. 5-125
(Zhengqi Li, School of Energy Science and Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology, P.R. China)

Chapter 2 - Fuel Cell Combined Cycle Power Generation System Installed into Micro-Grid; pp. 127-171
(Shin'ya Obara, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Tomakomai National College of Technology, Tomakomai, Japan)

Chapter 3 - Electricity from Renewable Energy Sources: A Multi-Criteria Evaluation Framework of Technologies; pp. 173-204
(Fausto Cavallaro, Dept. S.E.G.e S, Univ. of Molise, Via De Sanctis, Campobasso, Italy)

Chapter 4 - Gas Turbines and Electric Distribution System;
pp. 205-238
(Francisco Jurado, Univ. of Jaen, Dept. of Electrical Engineering, Spain)

Chapter 5 - Micro-CCHP: Future Residential Energy Center; pp. 239-263
(R.Z. Wang, D.W. Wu, Institute of Refrigeration & Cryogenics, Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ., China)

Chapter 6 - Sensitivity Calculation in Real Time Transmission Network and Energy Markets; pp. 265-284
(Jizhong Zhu, AREVA T&D Corporation, Redmond, WA, USA)

Chapter 7 - Wide-Area Monitoring and Analysis of Inter-Area Oscillations using the Hilbert-Huang Transform; pp. 285-316
(A.R. Messina, M.A. Andrade, The Center for Research and Advanced Studies (Cinvestav) Mexico, E. Barocio, The Univ. of Guadalajara, Mexico)

Chapter 8 - Unconventional Problems in Power Systems Protection;
pp. 317-330
(Mahmoud Gilany, Mohamed A. Mahmoud, College of Technological Studies, Kuwait)

Index

   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2008
   ISBN: 978-1-60021-981-8
   Status: AV
  
Status Code Description
AN Announcing
FM Formatting
PP Page Proofs
FP Final Production
EP Editorial Production
PR At Prepress
AP At Press
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