Energy for today's complex electrical power systems is increasingly being generated and distributed locally using small-scale, renewable energy sources. The addition of renewables to the grid requires new tools and operation methods, both for suppliers and industrial consumers. This book describes the supporting technologies that can turn conventional passive electricity delivery networks into the active networks of the future, with a focus on electricity utilization in the industrial environment. It examines the integration of the new, dispersed sources with the legacy systems of centralised generation, as well as how the new technologies can operate effectively in isolated systems. Industrial power distribution, lighting, motor control and protection are discussed in detail.
The presentation of the details of the enabling technologies makes this book a valuable reference for researchers, students and engineers involved in the planning, design and installation of new systems or the upgrading of existing ones.
- Chapter 2: Power system basics
- Chapter 3: Transformers and electrical motors
- Chapter 4: Load characteristics, wiring, and power cables
- Chapter 5: Power distribution, load, and motor centers
- Chapter 6: Building electrical systems and industrial power distribution
- Chapter 7: Lighting systems
- Chapter 8: Motor control and protection, drives, and applications
- Chapter 9: Wind and solar energy
- Chapter 10: Geothermal energy, small hydropower, and bioenergy
- Chapter 11: Energy storage systems
- Chapter 12: Distributed generation, microgrids, thermal energy storage, and micro-combine heat and power generation
- Chapter 13: Energy management, RES, and distributed generation economics
- Chapter 14: Post-face and pedagogical suggestions
- Appendix A: Common parameters, units, and conversion factors
- Appendix B: Design parameters, values, and data
- Appendix C: Design parameters, conversion factors, and data for renewable energy conversion systems
Southern University and A&M College, USA.
Radian Belu is Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering at Southern University and A&M College, USA. His research focuses on power engineering, renewable energy sources and grid integration. He has published a large number of research papers.