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Generation of Electrical Power

By Apurva Joshi

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Book Details

  • 978-93-82247-01-2
  • English
  • 2012, 2013, 2014
  • Paper Back
  • 232


  • 1. Conventional Energy Generation Methods
    Objectives, Introduction, Thermal Power Plants, Working of Thermal Power Plant, Equipments of Thermal Power Plant, Site Selection Considerations for Thermal Power Plant, Efficiency of Thermal Power Plant, Advantages of Thermal Power Plant, Disadvantages of Thermal Power Plant, Gas Power Plants, Schematic Arrangement of Gas Power Plant, Types of Gas Power Plants, Advantages of Gas Power Plant, Disadvantages of Gas Power Plant, Hydro Power Plants, Schematic Arrangement of Hydro Power Plant, Classification of Hydro Power Plant, Elements of Hydro Power Plant, Site Selection Considerations for Hydro Power Plant, Pumped Storage Plants, Advantages of Hydro Power Plant, Disadvantages of Hydro Power Plant, Nuclear Power Plants, Nuclear Fission and Nuclear Fusion, Fissile and Fertile Materials, Schematic Arrangement of Nuclear Power Plant, Types of Nuclear Reactors, Site Selection Considerations for Nuclear Power Plant, Advantages of Nuclear Power Plant, Disadvantages of Nuclear Power Plant, Summary, Review Questions.
    2. New Energy Sources
    Objectives, Introduction, Environmental Impact of Power Plants, Environmental Impact of Thermal Power Plants, Environmental Impact of Gas Power Plants, Environmental Impact of Hydro Power Plants, Environmental Impact of Nuclear Power Plants, Greenhouse Effect, Global Warming, Renewable Energy Sources, Tidal Energy, Solar Energy, Wind Energy, Geothermal Energy, Nuclear Fusion Energy, Biomass Energy, Advantages and Disadvantages of Renewable Energy Sources, Non-Renewable Energy Sources, Coal, Petroleum, Natural Gas, Power, Advantages and Disadvantages of Non-Renewable Energy Sources, Conservation of Natural Resources, World Energy Situation, Indian Energy Scene, Electric Energy Generation by Renewable Sources, Electric Energy Generation by Tidal Energy, Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC), Electric Energy Generation by Solar Energy, Electric Energy Generation by Wind Energy, Electric Energy Generation by Geothermal Energy, Summary, Review Questions.
    3. Load Curves and Power Factor Improvement
    Objectives, Introduction to Load, Types of Loads, Load Curves, Chronological Load Curve, Load Duration Curve, Energy Load Curve, Mass Curve, Commonly Used Terms, Connected Load, Maximum Demand, Demand Factor, Average Load, Load Factor, Diversity Factor, Coincidence Factor, Capacity Factor, Plant Use Factor, Utilisation Factor, Power Factor, Causes of Low Power Factor, Effects of Low Power Factor, Power Factor Improvement, Methods of Power Factor Improvement, Advantages of Power Factor Improvement, Summary, Review Questions.
    4. Power Plant Economics
    Objectives, Introduction, Cost of Electrical Energy, Cost Analysis of Power Plants, Fixed and Operating Costs of Thermal Power Plants, Fixed and Operating Costs of Hydro Power Plants, Fixed and Operating Costs of Nuclear Power Plants, Interest and Depreciation, Methods of Determining Depreciation, Effect of Load Factor or Unit Energy Cost, Role of Load Diversity in Power System Economics, Most Economical Power Factor When the kW Demand is Constant, Most Economical Power Factor When the kVA Demand is Constant, Off-Peak Energy Utilization, Co-generation, Co-generation Technologies, Energy Conservation, Principles of Energy Conservation, Advantages of Energy Conservation, Summary, Review Questions.
    5. Tariffs and Selection of Power Plants
    Objectives, Introduction to Tariff, Objectives of Tariff, Desirable Characteristics of Tariff, General Tariff Form, Types of Tariffs, Simple or Straight Meter Tariff, Flat Demand Rate Tariff, Flat Rate Tariff, Block Meter Rate Tariff, Two Part Tariff or Hopkinson Demand Rate, Maximum Demand Tariff or Wright Demand Rate, Power Factor Tariffs, Three Part Tariff or Doherty Rate, Off-Peak Tariff, Types of Consumers, Spot Pricing, Selection and Location of Power Plants, Size of Power Plants, Base Load and Peak Load Plants, Size and Number of Generating Units, Types of Reserve, Comparative Study of Various Plants, Summary, Review Questions.
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