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Description - Renewable Energy in Power Systems by David Infield

An up to date account of renewable sources of electricity generation and their integration into power systems
With the growth in installed capacity of renewable energy (RE) generation, many countries such as the UK are relying on higher levels of RE generation to meet targets for reduced greenhouse gas emissions. In the face of this, the integration issue is now of increasing concern, in particular to system operators.
This updated text describes the individual renewable technologies and their power generation characteristics alongside an expanded introduction to power systems and the challenges posed by high levels of penetrations from such technologies, together with an account of technologies and changes to system operation that can ease RE integration.
Features of this edition:

Covers power conditioning, the characteristics of RE generators, with emphasis on their time varying nature, and the use of power electronics in interfacing RE sources to grids

Outlines up to date RE integration issues such as power flow in networks supplied from a combination of conventional and renewable energy sources

Updated coverage of the economics of power generation and the role of markets in delivering investment in sustainable solutions

Considers the challenge of maintaining power balance in a system with increasing RE input, including recent moves toward power system frequency support from RE sources

Offers an insightful perspective on the shape of future power systems including offshore networks and demand side management

Includes worked examples that enhance this edition's suitability as a textbook for introductory courses in RE systems technology

Firmly established as an essential reference, the Second Edition of Renewable Energy in Power Systems will prove a real asset to engineers and others involved in both the traditional power and fast growing renewables sector. This text should also be of particular benefit to students of electrical power engineering and will additionally appeal to non-specialists through the inclusion of background material covering the basics of electricity generation.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781118649930
ISBN-10: 1118649931
Format: Hardback
(245mm x 178mm x 25mm)
Pages: 352
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publish Date: 30-Jan-2020
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - David Infield

David Infield, University of Strathclyde, UK Leon Freris, Loughborough University, UK

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