Generation of Electrical Energy is written primarily for the undergraduate students of electrical engineering while also covering the syllabus of AMIE and act as a refresher for the professionals in the field. The subject itself is now rejuvenated with important new developments. With this in view, the book covers conventional topics like load curves, steam generation, hydro-generation parallel operation as well as new topics like new sources of energy generation, hydrothermal coordination, static reserve reliability evaluation among others.
• A new chapter on "Power Trading" has been added which will be helpful for reader to understand how to ensure the needed supply of energy and protect from supply shortages by trading of power.
• All generation data for Capacity, Electrical energy, Gas Turbine Plants, Geothermal plants and Captive Power Plants has been updated throughout the book based on reliable inputs.
• An appendix has been added listing latest developments in Coal Fired Steam Power Plants across India.
• Test Point Questions have been added at the end of each chapter for students to practice
• Introduction • Loads and Load Curves • Power Plant Economics • Tariffs and Power Factor Improvement • Selection of Plant • Diesel and Gas Turbine Plants • Thermal Power Plants • Hydro-Electric Plants • Nuclear Power Stations • Economic Operation of Steam Plants • Hydro-Thermal Co-Ordination • Parallel Operation of Alternators • Major Electrical Equipment in Power Plants • System Interconnections • New Energy Sources • Environmental Aspects of Electric Energy Generation • Generating Capacity Reliability Evaluation • Cogeneration • Energy Conservation • Energy Audit • Demand Side Management • Energy and Sustainable Development • Captive Power Generation • Distributed Power Generation • Electricity Deregulation • Power Trading • Appendix-A: Coal Fired Steam Power Plants in India (above 1000 MW Capacity) • Appendix-B: Year Wise Plant Capacity in India • Appendix-C: Year Wise Growth of Installed Capacity of Renewable Energy Sources in India • Appendix-D: Comparison of Different Types of Power Plants • Appendix-E: Objective Type (Multiple-Choice) Questions • Appendix-F: Energy Conversion Factors • Appendix-G: Calorific Values of Different Fuels • Appendix-H: Temperature and Pressure Conversion Factors