Electric Power System Basics for the Nonelectrical Professional
October 2007, Wiley-IEEE Press
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.
Chapter 1 System Overview, Terminology, and Basic Concepts.
History of Electric Power.
Terminology and Basic Concepts.
Chapter 2 Generation.
ac Voltage Generation.
The Three-Phase ac Generator.
Wye and Delta Stator Connections.
Power Plants and Prime Movers.
Chapter 3 Transmission Lines.
Transmission Line Design Parameters (Optional Supplementary Reading).
Underground Transmission (Optional Supplementary Reading).
dc Transmission Systems (Optional Supplementary Reading).
Chapter 4 Substations.
Static VAR Compensators.
Chapter 5 Distribution.
Transformer Connections (Optional Supplementary Reading).
Fuses and Cutouts.
Riser or Dip Pole.
Chapter 6 Consumption.
Electrical Energy Consumption.
Power System Efficiency.
Supply and Demand.
Chapter 7 System Protection.
Two Types of Protection.
System-Protection Equipment and Concepts.
Overall Transmission Protection.
Chapter 8 Interconnected Power Systems.
Interconnected Power Systems.
The North American Power Grids.
Interconnected System Operations.
System Demand and Generator Loading.
Reliable Grid Operations.
Chapter 9 System Control Centers and Telecommunications.
Electric System Control Centers.
Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA).
Energy Management Systems.
Chapter 10 Personal Protection (Safety).
Appendix A The Derivation of Root Mean Squared.
Appendix B Graphical Power Factor Analysis.
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.
"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)