1st Edition

Power System Operation, Utilization, and Control

    342 Pages 158 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    This book presents power system analysis methods that cover all aspects of power systems operation, utilization, control, and system management.

    At the beginning of each chapter, an introduction is given describing the objectives of the chapter. The authors have attempted to present power system parameters in a lucid, logical, step-by-step approach in a lucid, logical, step-by-step approach.

    In recognition of requirements by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) on integration of engineering computer tools, the authors demonstrate the use of MATLAB® programming in obtaining solutions to engineering power problems. MATLAB is introduced in a student-friendly manner and follow up is given in Appendix A. The use of MATLAB and power system applications arepresented throughout the book.

    Practice problems immediately follow each illustrative example. Students can follow the example step-by-step to solve the practice problems. These practice problems test students’ comprehension and reinforce key concepts before moving on to the next chapter.

    In each chapter, the authors discuss some application aspects of the chapter's concepts using computer programming. The material covered in the chapter applied to at least one or two practical problems to help students see how the concepts are used in real-life situations.

    Thoroughly worked examples are provided at the end of every section. These examples give students a solid grasp of the solutions and the confidence to solve similar problems themselves.

    Designed for a three-hour semester course on Power System Operation, Utilization, and Control, this book is intended as a textbook for a senior-level undergraduate student in electrical and computer engineering. The prerequisites for a course based on this book are knowledge of standard mathematics, including calculus and complex numbers and basic undergraduate engineering courses.

    1. Synchronous Machines. 2. Modelling of Synchronous Generator. 3. Load Frequency Control. 4. Voltage and Reactive Power Control. 5. Power System Optimization. 6. Economic Dispatch. 7. Unit Commitment
    8. Power Systems State Estimation. 9. Load Forecasting. Appendix A. Bibliography.


    John Fuller is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Prairie View A&M University in Prairie View, Texas. Dr. Fuller is presently the coordinator of Title III funding to the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in developing a solar-powered home. He is also Associate Director of the Center for Big Data Management located in the ECE Department.

    Pamela Obiomon is the Dean of the Roy G. Perry College of Engineering at Prairie View A&M University. She is the seventh dean of the college and the first female to serve in the role.

    Samir I. Abood presently works at Prairie View A & M University/ Electrical and Computer Engineering Department. His main research interests are sustainable power and energy systems, microgrids, power electronics and motor drives, digital PID Controllers, digital methods for electrical measurements, digital signal processing, and control systems.