Power Generation Technologies - 3rd Edition - ISBN: 9780081026311, 9780128182550

Power Generation Technologies

3rd Edition

Authors: Paul Breeze
eBook ISBN: 9780128182550
Paperback ISBN: 9780081026311
Imprint: Newnes
Published Date: 1st April 2019
Page Count: 500
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Power Generation Technologies, Third Edition is a comprehensive guide on the full spectrum of power generation options, from traditional fossil fuels and more established alternatives, such as wind and solar power, to emerging renewables, such as biomass and geothermal energy. New to this edition are expanded chapters on tidal project proposals, including tidal bunds, enhanced geothermal technology, and fast moving areas in marine energy and the development of floating wind turbines. With updated cost figures in each economic section that reflect the latest estimates from given sources and technology solutions, this book provides an ideal resource on the topic.

Each technology is covered using the same basic criteria so that comparisons can be easily made. Those involved in planning and delivering energy, including engineers, managers and policymakers, will find this a resourceful guide that takes them through the minefield of maintaining a reliable power supply, meeting targets on greenhouse gas emissions, and addressing economic and social objectives.

Key Features

  • Provides a unique comparison of a wide range of power generation technologies, from oil, coal, nuclear and natural gas, to geothermal, wind, solar and bioenergy
  • Contains hundreds of diagrams that demystify how each technology functions in practice
  • Evaluates the economic and environmental viability of each power generation system covered
  • Covers fast-advancing renewable and alternative power sources, such as municipal waste and solar options
  • Presents a fresh focus on the evolution of traditional technologies, such as natural gas and clean coal


Power generation planners, electrical engineers, students and lecturers of Electrical Engineering and Energy, researchers, academics and the technical community involved in the development and implementation of power generation technologies, and power related engineering disciplines

Table of Contents

  1. An introduction to electricity generation
    2. Electricity generation and the environment
    3. Coal-fired power plants
    4. Natural gas-fired gas turbines and combined cycle power plants
    5. Piston engine based power plants
    6. Combined heat and power
    7. Fuel cells
    8. Hydropower
    9. Tidal Barrage Power Plants
    10. Power system energy storage technologies
    11. Wind Power
    12. Geothermal Power
    13. Solar Power
    14. Marine power generation technologies
    15. Biomass-based power generation
    16. Power from waste
    17. Nuclear power


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About the Author

Paul Breeze

Paul Breeze is a journalist and freelance Science and Technology writer and consultant in the UK who has specialized in power generation technology for the past 30 years. In addition to writing Power Generation Technologies, Second Edition, he has contributed to journals and newspapers such as The Financial Times and The Economist and has written a range of technical management reports covering all aspects of power generation, transmission, and distribution.

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Freelance Science and Technology Writer/Consultant, UK

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