The book presents in-depth knowledge about the principles and practices of modern power system engineering. It gives an integrated approach to the complex phenomena related with switchgear, protection, fault-calculation, power system Analysis-operation-control-Automation, digital relays, Micro-processor based relays and Microprocessor based integrated control and protection systems, energy systems, Electrical safety and applications of switchgear.
With many advancement taking place in the field, old conventional protection and switching devices have been retained in brief along with new type of devices and techniques.
A section covering the important topics in interconnected power systems is also given. The book gives detailed overview of EHV-AC Transmission, HVDC Transmission systems, interconnections, power system automation with SCADA systems, power system planning, latest power map in india, Microprocessor based protection, along with chapter on energy technology-renewable and Non-conventional and Conventional. The correlation between energy sector and power sector has also been illustrated. Apart from this the book covers power systems calculations and load flow studies to give wide coverage to the subject in a single volume. The principle and procedures of network calculations and load flow studies have been simplified and explained by a few solved examples. New chapters on applications on switchgear, electrical safety, recent Advances- in Intelligent Circuit Breakers, Fiber-optics Cable Applications, Compact Intelligent Substations, ISO-9000 and TQMI have been added to make book more useful.
This book will serve as source material cum reference and benefit the students pursuing their B.E., B. Tech., M.E. (Electrical), Technical Teacher-s Training, power Engineering Training Courses. It is also a ready reference book for Engineers in Electricity Boards, Projects, Consultants, Switchgear Industry, Power sector covering every topic on switchgear protection and power systems operation and Automation.