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Power System Operation (Hardcover, 3rd edition): Robert H Miller, James H. Malinowski Power System Operation (Hardcover, 3rd edition)
Robert H Miller, James H. Malinowski
R1,831 Discovery Miles 18 310 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

The best-selling power system operation manual ever published--NOW IN AN ALL-NEW EDITION! For over 30 years more electrical power professionals have used this guide for safe, economical system operation than any other in print. Why? Because Power System Operation, by Robert Miller and James Malinowski, presents more of the fundamental principles and methods dispatchers and operators need in a clear, easy-to-understand style. Now this third edition has been expanded by 50% to cover even more: VAR flows; Power system control; Telemetering methods; Supervisory control and data acquisition methods; System control, protection and stability; System reliability factors, Power system energy transfer; Energy accounting in interconnected operations; Operating systems most economically; EHV operation; Power system communications; Impedance of parallel circuits; Effects of resistance on impedance.

Ugly's Electrical References, 2017 Edition (Spiral bound, 5th Revised edition): Jones & Bartlett Learning Ugly's Electrical References, 2017 Edition (Spiral bound, 5th Revised edition)
Jones & Bartlett Learning
R474 R370 Discovery Miles 3 700 Save R104 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Ugly's Electrical References, 2017 Edition is the on-the-job reference tool of choice for electrical professionals. Used worldwide by electricians, engineers, contractors, designers, maintenance workers, apprentices, and students Ugly's contains the most commonly required electrical information in an easy-to-read and easy-to-access format. Updated to reflect the 2017 National Electrical Code (NEC) the new edition features full color diagrams, tables, and illustrations, expanded coverage of alternative energies, and updated electrical safety information. Ugly's offers the most pertinent information used by electricians right at their fingertips, including: mathematical formulas, National Electrical Code tables, wiring configurations, conduit bending, ampacity and conduit fill information, and life-saving first aid procedures.

Red Sea Geothermal Provinces (Hardcover): D. Chandrasekharam, Aref Lashin, Nassir Al Arifi, Abdulaziz M Al-Bassam Red Sea Geothermal Provinces (Hardcover)
D. Chandrasekharam, Aref Lashin, Nassir Al Arifi, Abdulaziz M Al-Bassam
R2,236 Discovery Miles 22 360 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

"Today, over two billion people in developing countries live without any electricity. They lead lives of misery, walking miles every day for water and firewood, just to survive. What if there was an existing, viable technology, that when developed to its highest potential could increase everyone's standard of living, cut fossil fuel demand and the resultant pollution" said Peter Meisen, President, Global Energy Network Institute in 1997. Even though energy is available, technology was not matured enough to tap this energy in the nineties. Now, with the advancement of drilling technology, extracting heat from hot rocks has become a reality. Very soon when CO2 replaces the circulation fluid to extract heat from granites then both fossil fuel based and renewable energy sources will coexists balancing the CO2 emissions and providing energy, food and water security to the rich and the poor countries. Red Sea rift represents the youngest spreading ridges in the world with a vast amount of heat energy stored on either side. The Red Sea is surrounded by countries with a weak economy. Developing a geothermal energy based economy in countries like Eritrea, Djibouti and Ethiopia will provide food and water security to these countries while for other countries, geothermal energy will help in mitigating greenhouse gas emissions. Although geothermal energy sources are available in all the countries since the opening of the Red Sea, millions of years ago, this was not brought to the light. Oil importing countries became highly dependent on the oil rich countries to sustain their economy and growth and thus remained poor. This book unfolds the huge energy source, hydrothermal and EGS, for the benefit of the poor countries to reduce poverty and lift the socio economic status of these countries. The book deals with i) future energy demand, ii) CO2 emissions associated with fossil fuel based power plants, iii) black carbon emissions associated biomass energy source and iv) strategies to reduce CO2 emissions by using geothermal energy as energy source mix in all the countries-oil exporting and oil importing countries- around the Red Sea. The amount of energy available from hot granites in all the countries is well documented. EGS being the future energy source for mankind, this book will form the basis for future research by young scientists and academicians. Availability of fresh water is a matter of concern for all countries. The only way to satisfy the thirst of a growing population, to meet drinking water demand and food security, is to depend on seawater. A large volume of CO2 is being emitted from desalination plants supported by fossil fuel based energy sources. This book describes the advantages of using geothermal energy sources for the desalination process to meet the growing water and food demand of the countries around the Red Sea. Oil rich countries, using its geothermal resources, can now reduce food imports and become self sufficient in food production. This book gives hope for millions of children living in the underdeveloped countries around the Red Sea to satisfy their hunger and live a decent life with a continuous source of electricity, water and food available. This book ends with a note on the economic benefits of geothermal energy vs other renewables. With the signing of the GGA (Global Geothermal Alliance) by several countries during the December 2015 CoP 21 summit in Paris, policy makers and administrators will work together in implementing the necessary infrastructure and support to develop this clean energy source.

Power Systems and Restructuring (Hardcover): Nouredine Hadjsaid, Jean-Claude Sabonnadiere Power Systems and Restructuring (Hardcover)
Nouredine Hadjsaid, Jean-Claude Sabonnadiere
R5,189 R3,623 Discovery Miles 36 230 Save R1,566 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

The development of electric power systems has been made up of incremental innovations from the end of the 19th century and throughout the 20th century. The creation of deregulated electricity markets has brought about an emerging paradigm in which the relationships between producers, power system operators and consumers have changed enormously compared to the monopolistic case.

The scope of this book is to provide fundamental concepts of the physics and operation of transmission and distribution lines, which is the content of Part 1, followed by the models and tools for the description and simulation of large electrical grids for steady state and transient operation. These advanced tools allow the physics and technology of power systems to be described and the algorithms of Ybus and Zbus matrices to be built for various studies such as short-circuit studies and load flow or transient phenomena analysis.

Part 3 deals with the new organization concepts in the frame of deregulated markets. In this part the restructuring of the power industry is presented where various actors interact together through market places or bilateral contracts. In addition, the operation of the power grids under this deregulated context is detailed and the relationships between power system operators and market actors (energy producers and providers, traders, etc.) is explained with several examples. The ancillary services, congestion management and grid access concepts are also described.

A large number of exercises and problems disseminated throughout the book with solutions at the end enable the reader to check his understanding of the content at any time.

Electric Motors and Drives - Fundamentals, Types and Applications (Paperback, 5th edition): Austin Hughes, William Drury Electric Motors and Drives - Fundamentals, Types and Applications (Paperback, 5th edition)
Austin Hughes, William Drury
R1,096 Discovery Miles 10 960 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Electric Motors and Drives: Fundamentals, Types and Applications, Fifth Edition is intended for non-specialist users of electric motors and drives, filling the gap between mathematics and theory-based academic textbooks and more prosaic 'handbooks' which provide useful detail, but little opportunity for the development of true insights and understanding. The book explores all of the widely-used modern types of motor and drives, including conventional and brushless D.C. and induction motors and servo drives, providing readers with the knowledge to select the right technology for a given job. This new edition includes additional diagrams and worked examples throughout. New topics include digital interfacing and control of drives, direct torque control of induction motors, and current-fed operation in DC drives. The material on brushless servomotors has also been expanded.

Build Your Own Electric Vehicle, Third Edition (Paperback, 3rd edition): Seth Leitman, Bob Brant Build Your Own Electric Vehicle, Third Edition (Paperback, 3rd edition)
Seth Leitman, Bob Brant
R588 R463 Discovery Miles 4 630 Save R125 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. BUILD, CONVERT, OR BUY A STATE-OF-THE-ART ELECTRIC VEHICLEThoroughly revised and expanded, Build Your Own Electric Vehicle, Third Edition, is your go-to guide for converting an internal combustion engine vehicle to electric or building an EV from the ground up. You'll also find out about the wide variety of EVs available for purchase and how they're being built. This new editiondetails all the latest breakthroughs, including AC propulsion and regenerative braking systems, intelligent controllers, batteries, and charging technologies. Filled with updated photos, this cutting-edge resource fully describes each component--motor, battery, controller, charger, and chassis--and provides illustrated, step-by-step instructions on how to assemble all the parts. Exclusive web content features currentsupplier and dealer lists. Custom-built for environmentalists, engineers, students, hobbyists, and mechanics, this hands-on guide puts you in the fast lane toward a cost-effective, reliable green machine. Build Your Own Electric Vehicle, Third Edition, covers: Environmental impact and energy savings The best EV for you--purchase trade-offs, conversion trade-offs, and conversion costs Chassis and design Different types of electric motors and controllers Lithium EV batteries Chargers and electrical systems EV builds and conversions Licensing and insuring your EV Driving and maintenance List of manufacturers and dealers regularly updated on website

Handbook of Transformer Design and Applications (Hardcover, 2nd edition): William M. Flanagan Handbook of Transformer Design and Applications (Hardcover, 2nd edition)
William M. Flanagan
R2,188 R2,001 Discovery Miles 20 010 Save R187 (9%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This second edition updates what has become a standard reference on transformer design and applications, and now includes a selection of computer solutions to many transformer circuit problems. Every chapter reflects the latest technology advances - and the section on inverter transformers has been expanded to cover more fully the increasingly important subject of power supplies.

Advanced Multilevel Converters and Applications in Grid Integration (Hardcover): Ali Iftekhar Maswood, Hossein Dehghani Tafti Advanced Multilevel Converters and Applications in Grid Integration (Hardcover)
Ali Iftekhar Maswood, Hossein Dehghani Tafti
R2,541 R1,792 Discovery Miles 17 920 Save R749 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

A comprehensive survey of advanced multilevel converter design, control, operation and grid-connected applications Advanced Multilevel Converters and Applications in Grid Integration presents a comprehensive review of the core principles of advanced multilevel converters, which require fewer components and provide higher power conversion efficiency and output power quality. The authors - noted experts in the field - explain in detail the operation principles and control strategies and present the mathematical expressions and design procedures of their components. The text examines the advantages and disadvantages compared to the classical multilevel and two level power converters. The authors also include examples of the industrial applications of the advanced multilevel converters and offer thoughtful explanations on their control strategies. Advanced Multilevel Converters and Applications in Grid Integration provides a clear understanding of the gap difference between research conducted and the current industrial needs. This important guide: Puts the focus on the new challenges and topics in related areas such as modulation methods, harmonic analysis, voltage balancing and balanced current injection Makes a strong link between the fundamental concepts of power converters and advances multilevel converter topologies and examines their control strategies, together with practical engineering considerations Provides a valid reference for further developments in the multilevel converters design issue Contains simulations files for further study Written for university students in electrical engineering, researchers in areas of multilevel converters, high-power converters and engineers and operators in power industry, Advanced Multilevel Converters and Applications in Grid Integration offers a comprehensive review of the core principles of advanced multilevel converters, with contributions from noted experts in the field.

Binary Decision Diagrams and Extensions for System Reliability Analysis (Hardcover): Liudong Xing, Suprasad V. Amari Binary Decision Diagrams and Extensions for System Reliability Analysis (Hardcover)
Liudong Xing, Suprasad V. Amari
R3,269 R2,288 Discovery Miles 22 880 Save R981 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

Recent advances in science and technology have made modern computing and engineering systems more powerful and sophisticated than ever. The increasing complexity and scale imply that system reliability problems not only continue to be a challenge but also require more efficient models and solutions. This is the first book systematically covering the state-of-the-art binary decision diagrams and their extended models, which can provide efficient and exact solutions to reliability analysis of large and complex systems. The book provides both basic concepts and detailed algorithms for modelling and evaluating reliability of a wide range of complex systems, such as multi-state systems, phased-mission systems, fault-tolerant systems with imperfect fault coverage, systems with common-cause failures, systems with disjoint failures, and systems with functional dependent failures. These types of systems abound in safety-critical or mission-critical applications such as aerospace, circuits, power systems, medical systems, telecommunication systems, transmission systems, traffic light systems, data storage systems, and etc. The book provides both small-scale illustrative examples and large-scale benchmark examples to demonstrate broad applications and advantages of different decision diagrams based methods for complex system reliability analysis. Other measures including component importance and failure frequency are also covered. A rich set of references is cited in the book, providing helpful resources for readers to pursue further research and study of the topics. The target audience of the book is reliability and safety engineers or researchers. The book can serve as a textbook on system reliability analysis. It can also serve as a tutorial and reference book on decision diagrams, multi-state systems, phased-mission systems, and imperfect fault coverage models.

Mercury Emission and its Control in Chinese Coal-Fired Power Plants (Hardcover, 2013 ed.): Jinsong Zhou, Zhongyang Luo, Y. Zhu,... Mercury Emission and its Control in Chinese Coal-Fired Power Plants (Hardcover, 2013 ed.)
Jinsong Zhou, Zhongyang Luo, Y. Zhu, Mengxiang Fang
R2,431 R1,977 Discovery Miles 19 770 Save R454 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

"Mercury Emission and its Control in Chinese Coal-Fired Power Plants" focuses on investigating mercury emissions samplings and measurement in Chinese coal-fired power plants, mercury emission estimations and future trends, mercury speciation transformation during coal combustion, mercury control and mercury stability in byproducts. The book not only introduces mercury emissions from actual coal-fired power plants, but also presents studies on the mechanism of mercury emission and its control. This is a valuable reference for engineering thermal physicists, thermal engineers, and chemical engineers.

Jinsong Zhou, Zhongyang Luo, and Mengxiang Fang are Professors in the College of Mechanical and Energy Engineering, Zhejiang University, China. Yanqun Zhu is Associate Professor in the College of Mechanical and Energy Engineering, Zhejiang University, China.

Practical Power System Operation (Hardcover): Ebrahim Vaahedi Practical Power System Operation (Hardcover)
Ebrahim Vaahedi
R1,933 R1,367 Discovery Miles 13 670 Save R566 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

An ideal power system operation is the pinnacle of safety, reliability, and efficiency. In Practical Power System Operation, Ebrahim Vaahedi addresses system operators viewpoints in handling power system operation issues, a holistic approach that electrical textbooks rarely take. The book covers developments in the energy landscape, energy management systems, and distribution management systems with practical applications that meet architecture and infra-structure requirements. Professional engineers and engineering students at all levels can benefit from an expert s unique perspective on efficient power systems. BC Hydro has included this book as part of the operator training material provided to new operators. If you are an instructor and would like the solutions manual for this text, please send a request to [email protected]

Renewable Energy - A Primer for the Twenty-First Century (Paperback): Bruce Usher Renewable Energy - A Primer for the Twenty-First Century (Paperback)
Bruce Usher
R394 R279 Discovery Miles 2 790 Save R115 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

From wood to coal to oil and gas, the sources of energy on which civilization depends have always changed as technology advances. Now renewables are overtaking fossil fuels, with wind and solar energy becoming cheaper and more competitive every year. Growth in renewable energy will further accelerate as electric vehicles become less expensive than traditional automobiles. Understanding the implications of the energy transition will prepare us for the many changes ahead. This book is a primer for readers of all levels on the coming energy transition and its global consequences. Bruce Usher provides a concise yet comprehensive explanation for the extraordinary growth in wind and solar energy; the trajectory of the transition from fossil fuels to renewables; and the implications for industries, countries, and the climate. Written in a straightforward style with easy-to-understand visual aids, the book illuminates the strengths and weaknesses of renewable energy based on business fundamentals and analysis of the economic forces that have given renewables a tailwind. Usher dissects the winners and losers, illustrating how governments and businesses with a far-sighted approach will reap long-term benefits while others will trail behind. Alongside the business and finance case for renewable energy, he provides a timely illustration of the threat of catastrophic climate change and the perils of delay. A short and powerful guide to our energy present and future, this book makes it clear that, from both economic and environmental perspectives, there is no time to lose.

Causes, Impacts and Solutions to Global Warming (Hardcover, 2013 ed.): Ibrahim Dincer, Can Ozgur Colpan, Fethi Kadioglu Causes, Impacts and Solutions to Global Warming (Hardcover, 2013 ed.)
Ibrahim Dincer, Can Ozgur Colpan, Fethi Kadioglu
R5,587 R4,385 Discovery Miles 43 850 Save R1,202 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Global Warming: Causes, Impacts and Solutions covers all aspects of global warming including its causes, impacts, and engineering solutions. Energy and environment policies and strategies are scientifically discussed to expose the best ways to reduce global warming effects and protect the environment and energy sources affected by human activities. The importance of green energy consumption on the reduction of global warming, energy saving and energy security are also discussed. This book also focuses on energy management and conservation strategies for better utilization of energy sources and technologies in buildings and industry as well as ways of improving energy efficiency at the end use, and introduces basic methods for designing and sizing cost-effective systems and determining whether it is economically efficient to invest in specific energy efficiency or renewable energy projects, and describes energy audit producers commonly used to improve the energy efficiency of residential and commercial buildings as well as industrial facilities. These features and more provide the tools necessary to reduce global warming and to improve energy management leading to higher energy efficiencies. In order to reduce the negative effects of global warming due to excessive use of fossil fuel technologies, the following alternative technologies are introduced from the engineering perspective: fuel cells, solar power generation technologies, energy recovery technologies, hydrogen energy technologies, wind energy technologies, geothermal energy technologies, and biomass energy technologies. These technologies are presented in detail and modeling studies including case studies can also be found in this book.

Motors As Generators  - For Micro-Hydro Power (Paperback, 2nd edition): Nigel Smith Motors As Generators - For Micro-Hydro Power (Paperback, 2nd edition)
Nigel Smith
R295 Discovery Miles 2 950 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This is a guide to the use of induction motors for electricity generation in remote locations. It is written as a practical handbook for engineers and technicians involved in designing and installing small water-power schemes for isolated houses and communities. This revised edition brings in new concepts developed and tested to expand the power range of application of motors as generators, to make this technology safer and more reliable, while keeping costs low and making it accessible to developing countries. It also contains a new chapter on mains-connecting micro-hydro generators. This edition also draws on the practical experience of manufacturers and installers of induction generator units working in village locations in a large number of countries, among them Sri Lanka, Nepal, Peru, Kenya and others.

The Switch - How solar, storage and new tech means cheap power for all (Paperback, Main): Chris Goodall The Switch - How solar, storage and new tech means cheap power for all (Paperback, Main)
Chris Goodall 1
R274 R180 Discovery Miles 1 800 Save R94 (34%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

How will the world be powered in ten years' time? Not by fossil fuels. Energy experts are all saying the same thing: solar photovoltaics (PV) is our future. Reports from universities, investment banks, international institutions and large investors agree. It's not about whether the switch from fossil fuels to solar power will happen, but when. Solar panels are being made that will last longer than ever hoped; investors are seeing the benefits of the long-term rewards provided by investing in solar; in the Middle East, a contractor can now offer solar-powered electricity far cheaper than that of a coal-fired power station. The Switch tracks the transition away from coal, oil and gas to a world in which the limitless energy of the sun provides much of the energy the 10 billion people of this planet will need. It examines both the solar future and how we will get there, and the ways in which we will provide stored power when the sun isn't shining. We learn about artificial photosynthesis from a start-up in the US that is making petrol from just CO2 and sunlight; ideas on energy storage are drawn from a company in Germany that makes batteries for homes; in the UK, a small company in Swindon has the story of wind turbines; and in Switzerland, a developer shows how we can use hydrogen to make 'renewable' natural gas for heating. Told through the stories of entrepreneurs, inventors and scientists from around the world, and using the latest research and studies, The Switch provides a positive solution to the climate change crisis, and looks to a brighter future ahead.

Overhead Lines (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017): Konstantin O Papailiou Overhead Lines (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017)
Konstantin O Papailiou
R7,779 R6,894 Discovery Miles 68 940 Save R885 (11%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This handbook offers all aspects of Overhead Transmission Lines as the backbone of networks of electrical power. The content of the book includes, after a historical flash-back: Planning and management concepts, electrical and mechanical considerations, influences of the weather, and on the environment, detailed design of all line components, construction and maintenance aspects, line optimization, and asset management, as well as a comparison between overhead lines and underground cables. The book was written by more than 50 experts and assembled through the Cigre study committee on Overhead Lines. This guarantees valuable exchange and dissemination of unbiased information for technical but also non-technical audiences.

Analytical Characterization Methods for Crude Oil and Related Products (Hardcover): Ashutosh Shukla Analytical Characterization Methods for Crude Oil and Related Products (Hardcover)
Ashutosh Shukla
R2,883 R2,024 Discovery Miles 20 240 Save R859 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

Basic theory, applications, and recent trends in analytical techniques used in crude oil and related products analysis This book covers the application of different spectroscopic methods to characterize crude oil and related products. Its topics are presented in a pedagogical manner so that those new to the subject can better understand the content. The book begins by familiarizing the reader with the rheological characterization of crude oil and related products. Subsequent chapters are directed towards the current trends of different spectroscopic methods for the characterization of crude oil. Analytical Characterization Methods for Crude Oil and Related Products features chapters on: optical interrogation of petroleum asphaltenes (myths and reality); ESR characterization of organic free radicals in petroleum products; high-field, pulsed, and double resonance studies of crude oils and their derivatives; NMR spectroscopy in bitumen characterization; applications of Raman spectroscopy in crude oil and bitumen characterization; and more. * Uses a bottom-up approach starting from the basic theory of the technique followed by its applications and recent trends in crude oil analysis * Includes informative content so as to take a technician to the level of using a particular analytical method * Covers relevany information so as to enable a manager in the industry to make purchasing decisions Analytical Characterization Methods for Crude Oil and Related Products is aimed at researchers in academia as well as technicians and developers of new analytical methods in the oil industry and related areas. It will also be of interest to professionals, scientists, and graduate students in analytical sciences dealing with oil and environmental analysis.

Reliable Communications Within Cyber-Physical Systems Using the Internet (Rc4cps) (Paperback, 1st Ed. 2020): Mohammad Elattar Reliable Communications Within Cyber-Physical Systems Using the Internet (Rc4cps) (Paperback, 1st Ed. 2020)
Mohammad Elattar
R1,770 R1,586 Discovery Miles 15 860 Save R184 (10%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Guidance Note 5: Protection Against Electric Shock (Paperback, 8th edition): The Institution of Engineering and Technology Guidance Note 5: Protection Against Electric Shock (Paperback, 8th edition)
The Institution of Engineering and Technology 1
R740 Discovery Miles 7 400 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Guidance Note 5: Protection Against Electric Shock provides a core element of safety for specifiers, designers, contractors and inspectors. It includes clear guidance on how to apply the safety requirements of BS 7671 concerning electric shock and has been fully updated to BS 7671:2018. The 18th Edition IET Wiring Regulations publishes in July 2018 and comes into effect on 1st January 2019. All new installations from this point must comply with BS 7671:2018.

Control and Operation of Grid-Connected Wind Farms - Major Issues, Contemporary Solutions, and Open Challenges (Hardcover, 1st... Control and Operation of Grid-Connected Wind Farms - Major Issues, Contemporary Solutions, and Open Challenges (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016)
John N. Jiang, Choon Yik Tang, Rama G. Ramakumar
R2,415 R2,180 Discovery Miles 21 800 Save R235 (10%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

From the point of view of grid integration and operation, this monograph advances the subject of wind energy control from the individual-unit to the wind-farm level. The basic objectives and requirements for successful integration of wind energy with existing power grids are discussed, followed by an overview of the state of the art, proposed solutions and challenges yet to be resolved. At the individual-turbine level, a nonlinear controller based on feedback linearization, uncertainty estimation and gradient-based optimization is shown robustly to control both active and reactive power outputs of variable-speed turbines with doubly-fed induction generators. Heuristic coordination of the output of a wind farm, represented by a single equivalent turbine with energy storage to optimize and smooth the active power output is presented. A generic approximate model of wind turbine control developed using system identification techniques is proposed to advance research and facilitate the treatment of control issues at the wind-farm level. A supervisory wind-farm controller is then introduced with a view to maximizing and regulating active power output under normal operating conditions and unusual contingencies. This helps to make the individual turbines cooperate in such as way that the overall output of the farm accurately tracks a reference and/or is statistically as smooth as possible to improve grid reliability. The text concludes with an overall discussion of the promise of advanced wind-farm control techniques in making wind an economic energy source and beneficial influence on grid performance. The challenges that warrant further research are succinctly enumerated. Control and Operation of Grid-Connected Wind Farms is primarily intended for researchers from a systems and control background wishing to apply their expertise to the area of wind-energy generation. At the same time, coverage of contemporary solutions to fundamental operational problems will benefit power/energy engineers endeavoring to promote wind as a reliable and clean source of electrical power.

Decarbonising Electricity Made Simple (Paperback): Andrew F Crossland Decarbonising Electricity Made Simple (Paperback)
Andrew F Crossland
R761 Discovery Miles 7 610 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Energy in Africa - Challenges and Opportunities (Paperback, 1st ed. 2018): Manfred Hafner, Simone Tagliapietra, Lucia de... Energy in Africa - Challenges and Opportunities (Paperback, 1st ed. 2018)
Manfred Hafner, Simone Tagliapietra, Lucia de Strasser
R450 R384 Discovery Miles 3 840 Save R66 (15%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This open access book presents a picture of the current energy challenges on the African continent (and the Sub-Saharan region in particular) and proposes pathways to an accelerated energy transition. Starting with an analysis of the status quo and the outlook for Africa's energy demand and energy access, it provides an account of the available resources, including hydrocarbons and renewable energy resources, which are playing an increasingly crucial role. It then moves on to analyze the level of investment required to scale-up Africa's energy systems, shedding light on the key barriers and elaborating on potential solutions. It also provides a suggestion for improving the effectiveness of EU-Africa cooperation. While mainly intended for policymakers and academics, this book also speaks to a broader audience interested in gaining an overview of the challenges and opportunities of the African energy sector today and in the future.

Petroleum Production Engineering (Hardcover, 2nd edition): Boyun Guo, Xuehao Tan Petroleum Production Engineering (Hardcover, 2nd edition)
Boyun Guo, Xuehao Tan
R2,660 R2,239 Discovery Miles 22 390 Save R421 (16%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Petroleum Production Engineering, Second Edition, updates both the new and veteran engineer on how to employ day-to-day production fundamentals to solve real-world challenges with modern technology. Enhanced to include equations and references with today's more complex systems, such as working with horizontal wells, workovers, and an entire new section of chapters dedicated to flow assurance, this go-to reference remains the most all-inclusive source for answering all upstream and midstream production issues. Completely updated with five sections covering the entire production spectrum, including well productivity, equipment and facilities, well stimulation and workover, artificial lift methods, and flow assurance, this updated edition continues to deliver the most practical applied production techniques, answers, and methods for today's production engineer and manager. In addition, updated Excel spreadsheets that cover the most critical production equations from the book are included for download.

Alternative Energy For Dummies (Paperback): Rik DeGunther Alternative Energy For Dummies (Paperback)
Rik DeGunther
R392 R281 Discovery Miles 2 810 Save R111 (28%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Get the truth about alternative energy and make it part of your life

Want to utilize cleaner, greener types of energy? This plain-English guide clearly explains the popular forms of alternative energy that you can use in your home, your car, and more. Separating myth from fact, this resource explores the current fossil fuel conundrum, the benefits of alternatives, and the energy of the future, such as hydrogen and fuel cell technology.

The ABCs of alternative energy -- what it is, how it works, and what the real costs are

Where we are now -- learn where our current energy comes from and how much longer it will last

Take the first step -- see how energy efficiency and conservation can reduce your reliance on fossil fuels

Grasp the alternatives -- from nuclear power to geothermal energy to wood burning, understand the benefits that alternative energy can have on the nation

Apply alternative fuels to transportation -- from biofuels to exotic propulsion to electricity, see how they are best used and how hybrid, all-electric, and fuel cell-powered vehicles work

Get a peek into the future -- see what the outlook holds for each form of alternative energy discussed

Open the book and find:

The pros and cons of alternative energy

A review of the current world energy economy

The problems with fossil fuels, from smog to global warming

Advantages of alternative energy

Practical results of alternatives you can use in daily life

Guidelines for investing in alternative energy vehicles

Ten ways you can bring about change right now

Insight into the future of energy production -- and how you can invest in it

Microgrid Architectures, Control and Protection Methods (Hardcover, 1st Ed. 2020): Naser Mahdavi Tabatabaei, Ersan Kabalci,... Microgrid Architectures, Control and Protection Methods (Hardcover, 1st Ed. 2020)
Naser Mahdavi Tabatabaei, Ersan Kabalci, Nicu Bizon
R2,922 R2,609 Discovery Miles 26 090 Save R313 (11%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
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