Ocean Energy Technologies: Systems and Grid Integration provides an analysis of ocean energy conversion technologies from an integral point-of-view, including not only the technical topics related with the physical conversion of energy, but also their social and economic impact. The book covers renewable energy sources, ocean energy, wave energy, tidal energy, thermal ocean energy and ocean or off-shore wind energy. The general approach includes not only technological aspects of conversion devices, but also the physics that support their conversion process. It also explores strategies for managing and integrating ocean power into the grid, covering power quality issues and other technical questions.
Energy engineering professionals, researchers in the field, and graduate students will find this book a useful starting point to understand the technologies and surrounding aspects involved in ocean energy systems.
- Examines ocean energy systems and technologies for wave energy, tidal energy, ocean thermal energy and ocean wind energy with a special focus on their electrical, mechanical and power engineering aspects
- Discusses the issues involved in managing the power generated from the ocean and its integration into the power grid
- Explores the current challenges, future trends, and economic and environmental aspects of these energy conversion technologies
1. Overview of wave energy technologies 2. Overview of tidal energy technologies 3. Overview of thermal energy technologies 4. Overview of ocean wind energy technologies 5. Environmental impact assessment 6. Grid integration of ocean energy
Ahmed Faheem Zobaa received his B.Sc.(Hons), M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical power and machines from Cairo University, Egypt. After being a senior lecturer in renewable energy at University of Exeter, U.K, he became associate professor and then Professor at Cairo University. Currently, he is a Senior Lecturer in power systems, an MSc course director and a full member of the Institute of Energy Futures at Brunel University London, U.K. His main areas of expertise are power quality, (marine) renewable energy, smart grids, energy efficiency, and lighting applications. Dr. Zobaa is involved in the editorial activities of many international journals, including as editor-in-chief, editor and associate editor. He is a registered Chartered Engineer, Chartered Energy Engineer, European Engineer, and International Professional Engineer. He is also a registered member of the Engineering Council U.K., Egypt Syndicate of Engineers, and the Egyptian Society of Engineers. He is a senior fellow of the Higher Education Academy of U.K. He is a fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, the Energy Institute of U.K., the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers, the Royal Society of Arts, the African Academy of Science, and the Chartered Institute of Educational Assessors. He is a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Also, He is a member of the International Solar Energy Society, the European Power Electronics and Drives Association, and the IEEE Standards Association.
Manana Canteli, Mario
Mario Mañana Canteli is a Professor and former director of the Electrical and Energy Engineering Department at University of Cantabria, Spain. He currently leads the University's Advanced Electro-Energetic Technologies Group (GTEA). His work is focused on the development of instrumentation for measuring the quality of electrical parameters, as well as modeling and simulation of power systems
Alfredo Vaccaro got his MSc degree cum laude and commendation in Electronic Engineering from the University of Salerno, Italy, and his PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. He was a research fellow at the Power System Group of the Department of Electrical and Information Engineering (DIIIE) of University of Salerno. He then joined the Electric Power Systems at the Department of Engineering, Faculty of Engineering of University of Sannio, where he is now associate professor. He has also been chair of the Research & Development Committee of the Opera21 Group SpA in the field of Advanced Information and Communications Technologies for Smart Grids, Task Leader of the strategic scientific initiatives of the Research Consortium on Agent Systems in the field of Smart Energy Networks, and Scientific Director of the bureau of the Research Centre on Pure and Applied Mathematics at the Department of Engineering, University of Sannio.