Adapted from an updated version of the author's classic Electric Power System Design and Analysis, with new material designed for the undergraduate student and professionals new to Power Engineering. The growing importance of renewable energy sources, control methods and mechanisms, and system restoration has created a need for a concise, comprehensive text that covers the concepts associated with electric power and energy systems. Introduction to Electric Power Systems fills that need, providing an up-to-date introduction to this dynamic field. The author begins with a discussion of the modern electric power system, centering on the technical aspects of power generation, transmission, distribution, and utilization. After providing an overview of electric power and machine theory fundamentals, he offers a practical treatment-focused on applications-of the major topics required for a solid background in the field, including synchronous machines, transformers, and electric motors. He also furnishes a unique look at activities related to power systems, such as power flow and control, stability, state estimation, and security assessment. A discussion of present and future directions of the electrical energy field rounds out the text. With its broad, up-to-date coverage, emphasis on applications, and integrated MATLAB scripts, Introduction to Electric Power Systems provides an ideal, practical introduction to the field-perfect for self-study or short-course work for professionals in related disciplines.
About the Author
Mohamed E. El-Hawary has been Professor and Associate Dean of Engineering at DalTech of Dalhousie University (formerly the Technical University of Nova Scotia) since 1981. He has written more than 150 technical papers, mainly in power system engineering, and is an author of three textbooks: Power Systems Analysis, Principles of Electric Machines, and Control System Engineering. He is also coauthor of two research monographs on economic operations of power systems. Dr. El-Hawary chairs the IEEE Power Engineering Society Operating Economics Subcommittee, Life Long Learning Subcommittee, and Awards and Recognitions of the System Operations and Dynamic Performance Committee. He is associate editor of Electric Machines and Power Systems and the International Journal of Electric Energy and Power Systems. Dr. El-Hawary is also former Editor in Chief of IEEE Press serves as Editor of the IEEE Press Power Engineering Series.