CHAPTER 1

THE POWER SYSTEM AND ELECTRIC POWER GENERATION
1.1 INTRODUCTION
1.2 ELECTRIC INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

1.3 ENERGY RESOURCES FOR ELECTRICITY GENERATION

1.4 FOSSIL FUEL POWER PLANTS
1.4.1 COAL-FIRED POWER PLANTS
1.4.2 GAS TURBINE POWER PLANTS
1.4.3 COMBINED-CYCLE POWER PLANTS
1.4.4 NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS
1.5 ELECTRIC POWER GENERATION
FROM RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES


1.6 HYDROELECTRIC POWER PLANTS

Example 1.1
1.6.1 RUN-OF-THE-RIVER POWER PLANTS
1.6.2 PUMPED-STORAGE HYDRO POWER PLANTS

1.7 SOLAR POWER
1.7.1 PARABOLIC TROUGHS
1.7.2 PARABOLIC DISH CONCENTRATORS (DISH STIRLING)


1.7.3 SOLAR TOWER
Example 1.2
1.7.4 PHOTOVOLTAIC ELECTRIC POWER PLANTS


1.8 WIND POWER PLANTS
1.8.1 TYPE OF WIND TURBINES


1.8.2 WIND POWER
Example 1.3
1.8.3 FIXED-SPEED WIND TURBINE
1.8.4 VARIABLE-SPEED WIND TURBINE


1.9 GEOTHERMAL POWER

1.10 BIOMASS POWER PLANTS

 


1.11 TIDAL POWER PLANTS
1.11.1 TIDAL ENERGY SYSTEMS


Example 1.4
1.11.2 TIDAL WAVE SYSTEMS
Example 1.5
1.12 FUEL CELL
1.12.1 PHOSPHORIC ACID FUEL CELL
1.12.2 MOLTEN CARBONATE FUEL CELL
1.13 MODERN POWER SYSTEM
1.13.1 GENERATION
1.13.2 TRANSMISSION AND SUBTRANSMISSION
1.13.3 DISTRIBUTION
1.13.4 LOADS
Example 1.6
1.14 SMART GRID
1.15 ROLE OF POWER ELECTRONICS
IN MODERN POWER SYSTEMS
1.16 SYSTEM PROTECTION
1.17 ENERGY CONTROL CENTER
1.18 COMPUTER ANALYSIS


Photos: Glen Canyon Dam and wind turbines – Courtesy of DOE/NREL. Abengoa Solar power plant (PS20) -Courtesy of Abengoa Solar.

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