- The impact of a full range of power system emergency situations from adverse weather conditions and natural disasters to equipment failures, human errors and industrial action.
- Detailed coverage of the procedures, organisation, training and equipment provided by utilities in order to contain the incidence and impact of disturbances, both sudden and predicted.
- Survey of the measures adopted to restore electricity supply from various levels of failure.
- The development of abnormal operating conditions: descriptions of actual power system failures and their impacts.
- Discussion of the costs and benefits associated with emergency control.
- Emergency control in the future – the impact of industry restructuring and deregulation and the new challenges facing utilities and their staff.
Introduction and Contents.
Disturbances in Power Systems and their Effects.
Some General Aspects of Emergency Control.
The Power System and its Operational and Control Infrastructure.
Measures to Minimize the Impact of Disturbances.
The Natural Environment –
Some Disturbances Reviewed.
Training and Simulators for Emergency Control.
Plant Characteristics and Control Facilities for Emergency Control, and Benefits to be Obtained.
Systems and Emergency Control in the Future.
Appendix 1: Some Major Interconnected Systems Around the World: Existing and Possible Developments.
Appendix 2: Glossary of Useful Terms.
Appendix 3: Some Useful Mathematical and Modelling Techniques in Power Systems Studies.