Today's electric power systems are continually increasing in complexity due to interconnection growth, the use of new technologies, and financial and regulatory constraints. Sponsored by the Electric Power Research Institute, this expert engineering guide helps you deal effectively with stability and control problems resulting from these major changes in the industry. Power System Stability and Control contains the hands-on information you need to understand, model, analyze, and solve problems using the latest technical tools. You'll learn about the structure of modern power systems, the different levels of control, and the nature of stability problems you face in your day-to-day work. The book features a complete account of equipment characteristics and modeling techniques. Included is detailed coverage of generators, excitation systems, prime movers, ac and dc transmission, and system loads - plus principles of active and reactive power control, and models for control equipment. Different categories of power system stability are thoroughly covered with descriptions of numerous methods of analysis and control measures for mitigating the full spectrum of stability problems. This comprehensive source book is written from a pragmatic point of view, but without undue compromise in mathematical rigor. Filled with illustrative examples, it gives the necessary basic theory and insight into practical aspects.
Today's electric power systems are highly complex due to interconnection growth, new technology use, and financial and regulatory constraints - factors contributing to an increased frequency in system reliability and control of problems. This reference should help engineers to grasp the structure of modern power systems, the different levels of control, and the nature of the stability problems they face and to understand, model, analyze and solve problems using the latest technical tools. Filled with practical examples, the book offers a complete account of equipment characteristics and modeling techniques. Engineers will find detailed information on generators, excitation systems, prime movers, AC and DC transmission and system loads; guidance on active and reactive power control; models for control equipment; and numerous methods of analysis and control measures for the mitigation of the full spectrum of stability problems.
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