Power Quality in Power Systems, Electrical Machines, and Power-Electronic Drives

Power Quality in Power Systems, Electrical Machines, and Power-Electronic Drives

3rd Edition - October 28, 2022

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  • Authors: Ewald Fuchs, Mohammad Masoum
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128178560

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Power Quality in Power Systems, Electrical Machines, and Power-Electronic Drives uses current research and engineering practices, guidelines, standards, and regulations for engineering professionals and students interested in solving power quality problems in a cost effective, reliable, and safe manner within the context of renewable energy systems. The book contains chapters that address power quality across diverse facets of electric energy engineering, including AC and DC transmission and distribution lines; end-user applications such as electric machines, transformers, inductors, capacitors, wind power, and photovoltaic power plants; and variable-speed, variable-torque power-electronic drives. The book covers nonsinusoidal waveshapes, voltage disturbances, harmonic losses, aging and lifetime reductions, single-time events such as voltage dips, and the effects of variable-speed drives controlled by PWM converters. The book also reviews a corpus of techniques to mitigate power-quality problems, such as the optimal design of renewable energy storage devices (including lithium-ion batteries and fuel cells for automobiles serving as energy storage), and the optimal design of nonlinear loads for simultaneous efficiency and power quality.

Key Features

  • Provides theoretical and practical insights into power-quality problems related to future, smart grid, renewable, hybrid electric power systems, electric machines, and variable-speed, variable-torque power-electronic drives
  • Contains a highly varied corpus of practical applications drawn from current international practice
  • Designed as a self-study tool with end-of-chapter problems and solutions designed to build understanding
  • Includes very highly referenced chapters that enable readers to save time and money in the research discovery process for critical research articles, regulatory standards, and guidelines



Engineering professionals, researchers, and postgrads working in power systems, renewable energy conversion, power system protection, and power-electronic drives and power-electronic components related to wind and photovoltaic power plants as well as variable-speed drives for electric automobiles, trains, planes and ships powered either by batteries, fuel cells or methanation-combustion drives that use COx through hydrogenation

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction to Power Quality
    2. Harmonic Models of Transformers
    3. Modeling and Analysis of Induction Machines
    4. Modeling and Analysis of Synchronous Machines
    5. Performance of Power-Electronic Drives with Respect to Speed and Torque
    6. Interaction of Harmonics with Capacitors
    7. Lifetime Reduction of Transformers and Induction Machines
    8. Power System Modeling under Nonsinusoidal Operating Conditions
    9. Impact of Poor Power Quality on Reliability, Relaying and Security
    10. The Roles of Filters in Power Systems and Unified Power Quality Conditioners
    11. Optimal Placement and Sizing of Shunt Capacitor Banks in the Presence of Harmonics
    12. Power Quality Solutions for Renewable Energy Systems

Product details

  • No. of pages: 1140
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2022
  • Published: October 28, 2022
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128178560

About the Authors

Ewald Fuchs

Professor Ewald Fuchs is a fellow of IEEE, his research interests are the effects of harmonics on power system components, variable-speed drives for improvement of industrial processes, conducted jointly with Unique Mobility, National Renewable Energy Labs, EPRI, Martin Marietta, and Teltech.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, USA

Mohammad Masoum

Professor Mohammad Masoum is an Engineering professor at Curtin University of Technology located in Perth, Western Australia, also he is a fellow of IEEE.

Affiliations and Expertise

Utah Valley University, Orem, UT, USA

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