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2nd Edition

Harmonics, Power Systems, and Smart Grids

ISBN 9780367656041
Published September 30, 2020 by CRC Press
278 Pages

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Book Description

Harmonics, Power Systems, and Smart Grids, Second Edition compiles the most relevant aspects of harmonics in a way that the unfamiliar reader can better grasp the subject matter and the experienced reader can directly access specific subjects of interest. The text begins with a definition of harmonics, along with analytical expressions for electrical parameters under nonsinusoidal situations, and then:

  • Discusses important and widely used industry standards to control harmonic distortion levels

  • Describes methods to mitigate the effects of harmonics, detailing the operation principles and design of passive filters and active filter fundamentals

  • Presents alternative methods, such as stiffer AC sources, power converters with increased number of pulses, series reactors, and load reconfiguration

  • Reviews the elements that play a role in the study of the propagation of harmonic currents in a distribution network

  • Explains how to determine power losses in electrical equipment attributed to harmonic waveform distortion

  • Covers harmonics from solar and wind power converters and power electronics in FACTS and HVDC technologies

  • Explores harmonics from electric vehicles connected to the grid, superconductive fault current limiters, and electric vehicle charging stations

Featuring three new chapters, a number of new examples and figures, and updates throughout, Harmonics, Power Systems, and Smart Grids, Second Edition provides a comprehensive reference on harmonic current generation, propagation, and control in electrical power networks, including the broadly cited smart grid.

Table of Contents

Fundamentals of Harmonic Distortion and Power Quality Indices in Electric Power Systems. Harmonic Sources. Standardization of Harmonic Levels. Effects of Harmonics on Distribution Systems. Harmonic Measurements. Harmonic Filtering Techniques. Other Methods to Decrease Harmonic Distortion Limits. Harmonic Analyses. Fundamentals of Power Losses in Harmonic Environments. The Smart Grid Concept. Harmonics in the Present Smart Grid Setting. Harmonics from Latest Innovative Electric Grid Technologies.

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Francisco C. De La Rosa holds a B.Sc and M.Sc from the Coahuila and Monterrey Technological Institutes, Mexico, and a Ph.D from Uppsala University, Sweden. A member of CIGRE and the IEEE Power Engineering Society, Dr. De La Rosa is currently a private power systems consultant. Previously, he was the lead of the Electric Power Systems Team at Mott MacDonald, Inc., The Woodlands, Texas, USA; an industry advisor in St. Louis, Missouri, USA; director of electrical engineering at Bruker Energy and Supercon Technologies and at Zenergy Power in California, USA; senior electrical engineer at EPS International; staff scientist at Distribution Control Systems (now Aclara Power Line Systems) in Missouri, USA; invited lecturer at the Nuevo Leon State University in Monterrey, Mexico; and research scientist at the Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas, Cuernavaca, Mexico.


"… allows students and professionals in electrical engineering to have applicable knowledge of the harmonic phenomena in power systems including nonconventional sources of energy. … an excellent reference for those who work in areas such as power quality for its clear concepts and practical examples."
—Professor Horacio Torres-Sanchez, National University of Colombia, Bogotá

"This is a book that has advantage of "treating the matter of interest with clarity, in a way that the unfamiliar reader can better grasp and get up to date with the subject matter and that the experienced reader can directly get to specific subjects of interest". The sample chapters that I have received confirm that. Reference to real cases is made, which makes its impact even more effective."
—Carlo Alberto Nucci, University of Bologna