ELECTRICAL POWER SYSTEMS: Concept, Theory and Practice, Edition 2

PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.
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This textbook, in its second edition aims to provide undergraduate students of Electrical Engineering with a unified treatment of all aspects of modern power systems, including generation, transmission and distribution of electric power, load flow studies, economic considerations, fault analysis and stability, high voltage phenomena, system protection, power control, and so on. The text systematically deals with the fundamental techniques in power systems, coupled with adequate analytical techniques and reference to practices in the field. Special emphasis is placed on the latest developments in power system engineering. The book will be equally useful to the postgraduate students specialising in power systems and practising engineers as a reference. NEW TO THIS EDITION • Chapters on Elements of Electric Power Generation and Power System Economics are thoroughly updated. • A new Chapter on Control of Active and Reactive Power is added.
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SUBIR RAY, PhD (Engg) is a Professor at MVJ College of Engineering, Bangalore. Previously, he had been an Advisor in GB Pant University, Pantnagar, and Head, Electrical Engineering Department, Faculty of Technology. He has more than 46 years of teaching experience at the UG and PG levels in the area of Power System, High Voltage Engineering, Electrical Measurements and Microprocessors. He has published several research papers in national and international journals. He is also the author of An Introduction to High Voltage Engineering (second edition) published by PHI Learning, Delhi.

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PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.
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Published on
Apr 4, 2014
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Pages
680
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ISBN
9788120349513
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Language
English
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Genres
Business & Economics / Industries / Energy
Technology & Engineering / Power Resources / Electrical
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