Introduction to Electric Energy Systems

Introduction to Electric Energy Systems:

Development of Electric Power Industry : The basic human need for safe, efficient, and affordable light became the driving force which led to the Development of Electric Power Industry of today’s continent-spanning electric energy or power systems. In the mid-nineteenth century gaslight was the predominant but not very safe and practical means of illumination. The inventive genius of Edison brought forth the electric incandescent light bulb and in the process created the need for an electricity supply system. The first electric “illuminating companies” came into being around 1880. The Pearl Street system in New York, built by Edison, became the most famous. It …


Future Development of Utilization of Electrical Power : As this is being written the whole energy field is so clouded in uncertainties that it would be foolish to attempt any quantitative predictions for the future. However, certain trends are discernible that will control the Future Development of Utilization of Electrical Power in the decades ahead. Present Generation Mix: No single factor is more important for the future course than the availability of prime energy resources. In 1982, the! United States derives its electricity from the following source. There is little doubt that petroleum and natural gas will grow increasingly scarce. Most hydro power in the …


Structure of Power System of Energy Electric System : An Structure of Power System, even the smallest one, constitutes an electric network of vast complexity. The one factor that determines the system structure more than any others is system size. We shall not here enter into a discussion of the reasons of economical, political, historical, and technological nature that lie behind the present size distribution. By pointing out the great diversity in system magnitude, we wish to make it clear that there are no general rule regarding Structure of Power System that apply to all systems. It is possible, however, to discern …


Structure of US Electric Utility Industry : As noted from Fig. 1-1 the U.S. electric energy or power industry, more commonly known as the electric utility industry, is made up of four ownership segments, representing more than 3000 separate subsystems, which vary greatly in size. The private sector is the dominant one. The total cost of construction, operation, and maintenance is of such magnitudes that duplication cannot be afforded. The industry is thus in a sense a monopoly which, however, is closely regulated by federal and state agencies. The Electric Utility Industry power systems of other nations have organizational and ownership structures that match …


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