Power Systems, Third Edition (part of the five-volume set, The Electric Power Engineering Handbook) covers all aspects of power system protection, dynamics, stability, operation, and control. Under the editorial guidance of L.L. Grigsby, a respected and accomplished authority in power engineering, and section editors Andrew Hanson, Pritindra Chowdhuri, Gerry Sheblé, and Mark Nelms, this carefully crafted reference includes substantial new and revised contributions from worldwide leaders in the field. This content provides convenient access to overviews and detailed information on a diverse array of topics.

Concepts covered include:

  • Power system analysis and simulation

  • Power system transients

  • Power system planning (reliability)

  • Power electronics

Updates to nearly every chapter keep this book at the forefront of developments in modern power systems, reflecting international standards, practices, and technologies. New sections present developments in small-signal stability and power system oscillations, as well as power system stability controls and dynamic modeling of power systems.

With five new and 10 fully revised chapters, the book supplies a high level of detail and, more importantly, a tutorial style of writing and use of photographs and graphics to help the reader understand the material.

New chapters cover:

  • Symmetrical Components for Power System Analysis

  • Transient Recovery Voltage

  • Engineering Principles of Electricity Pricing

  • Business Essentials

  • Power Electronics for Renewable Energy

A volume in the Electric Power Engineering Handbook, Third Edition

Other volumes in the set:

part I|92 pages

Power System Analysis and Simulation

chapter 1|13 pages

The Per-Unit System

ByCharles A. Gross

chapter 2|17 pages

Symmetrical Components for Power System Analysis

ByAnthony F. Sleva

chapter 3|11 pages

Power Flow Analysis

ByLeonard L. Grigsby, Andrew P. Hanson

chapter 4|18 pages

Fault Analysis in Power Systems

ByCharles A. Gross

chapter 5|31 pages

Computational Methods for Electric Power Systems

ByMariesa L. Crow

part II|141 pages

Power System Transients

chapter 6|9 pages

Characteristics of Lightning Strokes

ByFrancisco De la Rosa

chapter 7|17 pages

Overvoltages Caused by Direct Lightning Strokes

ByPritindra Chowdhuri

chapter 8|19 pages

Overvoltages Caused by Indirect Lightning Strokes

ByPritindra Chowdhuri

chapter 9|6 pages

Switching Surges

ByStephen R. Lambert

chapter 10|21 pages

Very Fast Transients

ByJuan A. Martinez-Velasco

chapter 11|19 pages

Transmission System Transients: Grounding

ByWilliam A. Chisholm

chapter 12|19 pages

Transient Recovery Voltage

ByThomas E. McDermott

chapter 13|17 pages

Surge Arresters

ByThomas E. McDermott

chapter 14|12 pages

Insulation Coordination

ByStephen R. Lambert

part III|134 pages

Power System Planning (Reliability)

chapter 15|19 pages

Planning Environments

ByGerald B. Sheblé

chapter 16|11 pages

Short-Term Load and Price Forecasting with Artificial Neural Networks*

ByAlireza Khotanzad

chapter 17|15 pages

Transmission Plan Evaluation: Assessment of System Reliability

ByN. Dag Reppen, James W. Feltes

chapter 18|12 pages

Power System Planning

ByHyde M. Merrill

chapter 19|16 pages

Power System Reliability

ByRichard E. Brown

chapter 20|12 pages

Probabilistic Methods for Planning and Operational Analysis

ByGerald T. Heydt, Peter W. Sauer

chapter 21|29 pages

Engineering Principles of Electricity Pricing

ByLawrence J. Vogt

chapter 22|18 pages

Business Essentials

ByRichard E. Brown

part IV|157 pages

Power Electronics

chapter 23|9 pages

Power Semiconductor Devices

ByKaushik Rajashekara, Z. John Shen

chapter 24|48 pages

Uncontrolled and Controlled Rectifiers

ByMahesh M. Swamy

chapter 25|13 pages


ByMichael G. Giesselmann

chapter 26|20 pages

Active Filters for Power Conditioning

ByHirofumi Akagi

chapter 27|42 pages

FACTS Controllers

ByLuis Morán, Juan Dixon, M. José Espinoza, José Rodríguez

chapter 28|23 pages

Power Electronics for Renewable Energy

ByWei Qiao