Power Systems Engineering and Mathematics

Power Systems Engineering and Mathematics

International Series of Monographs in Electrical Engineering

1st Edition - January 1, 1972

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  • Author: U. G. Knight
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483181677

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International Series of Monographs in Electrical Engineering, Volume 3: Power Systems Engineering and Mathematics focuses on the principles, methodologies, and approaches employed in power systems engineering and mathematics. The publication first elaborates on engineering design and mathematical programming, power system planning and operation, and frequently used analytical techniques. Discussions focus on transient and steady-state stability, power flows and voltage, stages in system operation, transition from planning to operation, stages in system planning and design, objectives of system planning, application of computers in system design and operation, and engineering design. The text then tackles standardization studies for network plant, generation expansion studies, network configuration studies, and probability and planning. The manuscript explores the dispatching of generation, scheduling of generating plant, and load prediction and generation capacity. Topics include reliability analysis in network planning, risk and uncertainty in investment decisions, prediction of demand, optimum maintenance programming, and security assessment against excessive voltage changes. The publication is a valuable source of data for engineers and researchers interested in power systems engineering and mathematics.

Table of Contents

  • Foreword

    Introduction and Contents

    Part One. General

    Chapter 1. Engineering Design and Mathematical Programming

    1.1. The Process of Engineering Design

    1.2. Application of Computers in System Design and Operation

    1.3. Methods of Optimisation

    Chapter 2. An Outline of Power System Planning and Operation

    2.1. Objectives of System Planning

    2.2. Stages in System Planning and Design

    2.3. The Transition from Planning to Operation

    2.4. The Objektives of System Operation

    2.5. Stages in System Operation

    Chapter 3. Some Frequently Used Analytical Techniques

    3.1. Power Flows and Voltage

    3.2. The Nodal Impedance Matrix

    3.3. Fault Levels

    3.4. Transient and Steady-State Stability

    3.5. Some Useful Approximations

    3.6. System Costs

    Part Two. System Planning

    Chapter 4. The Estimation of Demand and Total Generation Requirement

    4.1. Estimation of Energy and Active Power Demands

    4.2. Estimation of Reactive Power

    4.3. The Estimation of Available Generation Capacity

    4.4. Reliability of Supply

    4.5. Gross Plant Margins and Standards of Supply in Practice

    Chapter 5. Standardisation Studies for Network Plant

    5.1. Standardisation Studies for One Stage of Development

    5.2. Standardisation Studies for Several Stages of Development

    5.3. Fault Levels and Switchgear Rupturing Capacity

    Chapter 6. Generation Expansion Studies

    6.1. Comparative Economic Assessment of Individual Generation Projects

    6.2. The Investigation of Outline Generation Expansion Plans

    6.3. Simulation Models in Generation Expansion Planning

    6.4. A Heuristic Method to Investigate Outline Expansion Plans

    6.5. Linear Prograrnming Models

    6.6. Dynamic Programming Formulations

    6.7. Other Non-Linear Models

    6.8. Conclusion

    Chapter 7. Network Configuration Studies

    7.1. Typical Network Configurations

    7.2. The Configuration and Computation

    7.3. The Configuration Design Problem

    7.4. Costing of Schemes

    7.5. Security Criteria and Analysis of Network Viability

    7.6. Outline Design

    7.7. Configuration Design

    7.8. Configuration Synthesis Using Engineering Judgement

    7.9. Network Synthesis Using Mixed Engineering Judgement/Optimisation Methods

    7.10. Configuration Synthesis Using Heuristic Logic

    7.11. Configuration Synthesis Using a Combinatorial Approach

    7.12. Two Recent Proposals for Configuration Synthesis

    7.13. Other Possible Approaches to Configuration Synthesis

    7.14. Conclusion

    Chapter 8. Probability and Planning

    8.1. Reliability Analysis in Network Planning

    8.2. Reliability Analysis on the Generation and Transmission System

    8.3. Risk and Uncertainty in Investment Decisions

    8.4. Conclusion

    Part Three. System Operation

    Chapter 9. Time Scales and Computation in System Operation

    Chapter 10. Load Prediction and Generation Capacity

    10.1. The Prediction of Demand

    10.2. Generation Capacity

    10.3. Optimum Maintenance Programming

    10.4. Fuel Supplies and Costs

    Chapter 11. Security Assessment

    11.1. Indications and Analysis of Insecure Operation

    11.2. Security Assessment Against Excessive Current Flows

    11.3. Security Assessment Against Excessive Fault Levels

    11.4. Security Assessment Against Excessive Voltage Changes

    11.5. Security Assessment Against System Instability

    11.6. The Present and Trends in Predictive Security Assessment

    11.7. The Present and Trends in On-Line-Security Assessment

    Chapter 12. The Scheduling of Generating Plant

    12.1. A Manual Method of Scheduling

    12.2. Integer Programming Methods

    12.3. A Dynamic Programming Method

    12.4. Heuristic Methods

    12.5. Conclusion

    Chapter 13. The Dispatching of Generation

    13.1. Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Regulation

    13.2. Operation of Interconnected Areas

    13.3. Economic Dispatch Using the "Coordination Equations"

    13.4. Economic Dispatching Incorporating Grouptransfer Analysis

    13.5. Economic Dispatching Incorporating Multiple-Load-Flow Analysis

    13.6. Dispatching Models Including an Exact Network Solution

    13.7. Transmission Loss Calculations and Optimum Dispatch

    13.8. System Control Centres

    13.9. Assessment of Optimum Network Configuration in Operation

    13.10. A Brief Note on the Operation of Hydrothennal Systems

    13.11. Computers and Dispatching in the Future


    Appendix 1. Some Concepts in Probability Theory

    1.1. Markovian Systems

    1.2. Some Basic Equations in Reliability Theory

    1.3. Probability and the Binomial Distribution

    1.4. The Monte Carlo Method

    Appendix 2. Mathematical Programming

    2.1. Linear Programming

    2.2. Some Special Forms and Extensions of Linear Programming

    2.3. Non-Linear Programming

    2.4. Dynamic Programming

    Appendix 3. Terms and Symbols Used

    3.1. Terms

    3.2. Symbols



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Product details

  • No. of pages: 292
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1972
  • Published: January 1, 1972
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483181677

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U. G. Knight

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