This textbook introduces electrical engineering students to the most relevant concepts and techniques in three major areas today in power system engineering, namely analysis, security and deregulation.
The book carefully integrates theory and practical applications. It emphasizes power flow analysis, details analysis problems in systems with fault conditions, and discusses transient stability problems as well. In addition, students can acquire software development skills in MATLAB and in the usage of state-of-the-art software tools such as Power World Simulator (PWS) and Siemens PSS/E.
In any energy management/operations control centre, the knowledge of contingency analysis, state estimation and optimal power flow is of utmost importance. Part 2 of the book provides comprehensive coverage of these topics.
The key issues in electricity deregulation and restructuring of power systems such as Transmission Pricing, Available Transfer Capability (ATC), and pricing methods in the context of Indian scenario are discussed in detail in Part 3 of the book.
The book is interspersed with problems for a sound understanding of various aspects of power systems. The questions at the end of each chapter are provided to reinforce the knowledge of students as well as prepare them from the examination point of view.
The book will be useful to both the undergraduate students of electrical engineering and postgraduate students of power engineering and power management in several courses such as Power System Analysis, Electricity Deregulation, Power System Security, Restructured Power Systems, as well as laboratory courses in Power System Simulation.