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Author Jenkins, Nicholas, 1954-

Title Distributed generation / N. Jenkins, J.B. Ekanayake and G. Strbac
Published London : Institution of Engineering and Technology, 2010


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Description xii, 278 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Series IET renewable energy series ; 1
IET renewable energy series ; 1
Contents 1 Introduction -- 2 Distributed generation plant -- 3 Distributed generators and their connection to the system -- 4 Fault currents and electrical protection -- 5 Integration of distributed generation in electricity system planning -- 6 Pricing of distribution networks with distributed generation -- 7 Distributed generation and future network architectures -- Tutorial I: AC electrical systems -- Tutorial II: AC machines -- Tutorial III: Power electronics -- Tutorial IV: Power systems
Summary Throughout the world there is concern over the impact of energy use on the environment (particularly CO, emissions) and also over the security of fossil fuel supplies. Consequently, governments and energy planners are actively encouraging alternative and cleaner forms of energy production such as renewables (e.g. wind, solar, biomass) and combined heat and power (CHP). --
The economics and locations of sustainable energy sources have meant that many of these new generators are connected into distribution networks. It is recognized that the information flow and control of distribution networks is inadequate for these future low-carbon electricity supply systems. The future distribution network will change its operation from passive to active, and the distributed generators will be controlled to support the operation of the power system. In many countries this transformation of electricity supply is managed through energy markets and privately owned, regulated transmission and distribution systems. --
This book discusses the connection of generation to distribution networks and then moves on to consider how sustainable generation can be fully integrated into the operation of the power system. Both technical and economic aspects are addressed. It is written for later-year undergraduate and postgraduate students studying courses on energy. The book has four tutorial chapters (with examples and questions) to provide fundamental material for those without a strong electrical engineering background. --Book Jacket
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Distributed generation of electric power.
Author Ekanayake, Janaka, 1964-
Strbac, Goran.
Institution of Engineering and Technology.
ISBN 9780863419584 (paperback)
0863419585 (paperback)
9781849191166 (PDF)
1849191166 (PDF)