Power grid resiliency for adverse conditions / Nicholas Abi-Samra.

Abi-Samra, Nicholas, author.
Boston ; London : Artech House, [2017]
1 online resource (xviii, 309 pages) : illustrations.
Artech House power engineering series.
Artech House power engineering series
[Piscataqay, New Jersey] : IEEE Xplore, [2017]

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Power Grid Resiliency for Adverse Conditions; Contents; Foreword by Gerry Cauley; Foreword; Chapter 1 Heat Waves; Introduction; Effects of Heat Waves on Power Systems; Effect of High Ambient and Water Temperatures on Power Generation Systems; Effect of High Ambient and Water Temperatures on Thermoelectric Power Generation Systems; Case Histories; 2003 and 2006 Heat Waves: France; 2006 Heat Wave: North America; Heat Wave of 2011; Heat Wave of 2012; 2015 Heat Wave in Europe; 2015 Heat Wave in Texas; Preparation for Heat Waves; Demand Response; Demand Response in the United States; Conclusions.
Case HistoriesCase History: Drought Effects on Hydroelectric Generation in California; Case History: Drought Effects on Lake Mead and the Hoover Dam; Conclusions; Exercises; Exercise 2.1; Exercise 2.2; References; Appendix 2A: Summaries of Recent Case Histories of the Effects of Droughts and Heat Waves on Power Plants in the United States; Chapter 3 Effect of Droughts on Thermoelectric Power Plants; Introduction; Thermoelectric Plant Water Usage in the United States; Thermoelectric Cooling Technologies; Once-Through Cooling (OTC) System; Recirculating Systems; Dry Cooling; Hybrid Cooling.
Industry Sponsoring Cooling System R & DCase Study: Phaseout of OTC in California; Conclusions; Case History: Drought of 2011 in Texas; References; Selected Bibliography; Chapter 4 The California Heat Wave of 2006 and the Failure of Distribution Transformers; Introduction; Impact on the California Power System; Distribution System Event; Transmission and Generation Systems Behaviors During the Heat Wave; Failure of Distribution Transformers During Heat Waves; Rating Practices of Distribution Transformers in the United States.
Knowledge of Actual Loading and Failure Mechanisms of Distribution TransformersHot Spot and Top Oil Temperatures During Heat Waves; Estimating Remaining Life of Transformer; Formulation of Transformer Loss of Life Based on IEEE C57.91-1995; IEEE C57.91-1995 Clause 7 Thermal Model for Transformer Aging; Derivation of Hot Spot Temperature; Solar Heating of the Pole-Top Distribution Transformer; Lessons Learned; Conclusions; References; Selected Bibliography; Chapter 5 Extreme Weather Effects on Directly Buried Underground Cables; Introduction; Cable Ampacity and Thermal Conditions.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Written by a leading expert in the field, this practical book offers a comprehensive understanding of the impact of extreme weather and the possible effects of climate change on the power grid. The impact and restoration of floods, winter storms, wind storms, and hurricanes as well as the effects of heat waves and dry spells on thermal power plants is explained in detail. This book explores proven practices for successful restoration of the power grid, increased system resiliency, and ride-through after extreme weather and provides readers with examples from super storm Sandy.n nThis book presents the effects of lack of ground moisture on transmission line performance and gives an overview of line insulation coordination, stress-strength analysis, and tower insulation strength, and then provides readers with tangible solutions. Structural hardening of power systems against storms, including wind pressure, wood poles, and vegetation management is covered. Moreover, this book provides suggestions for practical implementations to improve future smart grid resiliency. Publisher abstract.
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