Electrical Power Systems - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780081011249

Electrical Power Systems

1st Edition

Authors: P.S.R. Murty
Paperback ISBN: 9780081011249
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 9th June 2017
Page Count: 860
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Electrical Power Systems provides comprehensive, foundational content for a wide range of topics in power system operation and control. With the growing importance of grid integration of renewables and the interest in smart grid technologies it is more important than ever to understand the fundamentals that underpin electrical power systems. The book includes a large number of worked examples, and questions with answers, and emphasizes design aspects of some key electrical components like cables and breakers. The book is designed to be used as reference, review, or self-study for practitioners and consultants, or for students from related engineering disciplines that need to learn more about electrical power systems.

Key Features

  • Provides comprehensive coverage of all areas of the electrical power system, useful as a one-stop resource
  • Includes a large number of worked examples and objective questions (with answers) to help apply the material discussed in the book
  • Features foundational content that provides background and review for further study/analysis of more specialized areas of electric power engineering


Electrical engineers new to the power industry, power industry consultants, 4th and 5th year engineering students

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

2. Line Parameters

3. Mechanical Design

4. Insulators

5. Corona and Interference

6. Performance of Transmission Lines

7. Cables

8. Substations and Neutral Grounding

9. Distribution System

10. Over Voltages

11. Protection Against Over Voltage

12. Graph Theory and Network Matrices

13. Short Circuit Analysis

14. Unbalanced Fault Analysis

15. Circuit Breakers

16. Relaying and Protection

17. Power System Stability

18. Load Flow Analysis

19. Economic Operation of Power Systems

20. Load Frequency Control

21. Voltage and Reactive Power Control


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About the Author

P.S.R. Murty

M.E., PhD (Power Systems) recipient of German academic exchange service

fellowship for higher studies and training at Technical University, Berlin. Has five decades of

experience in teaching and research. He worked at Regional Engineering College (now National Institute of Technology) Warangal for over 13 years. He worked as Professor of Electrical Engineering, at Osmania University College of Engineering for 21 years, holding several academic and administrative positions such as Principal and Dean, Faculty of Engineering. Dr. Murty is presently working as Director, School of Electrical Engineering at Sreenidhi Institute of Science and Technology, Hyderabad. He has published large number of research papers and guided several doctoral candidates. He continues to guide several research projects. He authored three textbooks in electrical engineering viz. “Modelling of Power System Components”, “Power System Analysis” and “Operation and Control in Power Systems” also published by BS Publications.

Affiliations and Expertise

Director, School of Electrical Engineering, Sreenidhi Institute of Science and Technology, Hyderabad, India