Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Power Systems

Taha Selim Ustun

National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology


Power flow Power system control Stability Optimization Novel control Energy management systems Electric vehicles Renewable energy Voltage control Frequency control

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Power Systems is the largest engineering masterpiece that spans vast areas. It connects large power plants with customers and ensures that the demand is always met. When someone switches the light on, the required energy is transmitted to the electric bulb and the room is illuminated. However, for this to happen, there are countless many components and sub-systems that need to work together. Generators should generate electricity at the specified frequency and voltage while transmission lines need to ferry the energy towards the load with minimal losses and no interruptions. Distribution system has the responsibility to deliver the required energy in a safe manner. In addition to these sub-systems, electricity markets should operate in a transparent way to ensure that the consumers receive the most reliable service at competitive prices. Measurement systems constantly monitor the system and collect data for operation, planning and maintenance. Should anything go wrong, protection systems should immediately react to isolate the fault event as soon as possible without effecting the larger portion of the grid. As new technologies are introduced; new sub-systems start taking part such as renewable energy based generators, distributed energy management systems as well as electric vehicle charging systems. Continuous and safe operation of the entire power system relies on smooth operation of all these sub-systems simultaneously. This requires professionals active in power system field to know and comprehend operation of different components. This book is aimed at these different components to give an overall understanding to engineers and researchers working in power system field.

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Date completed: November 22nd 2019

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Expected publication date: September 22nd 2020

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Taha Selim Ustun

National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology

Taha Selim Ustun received his Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Victoria University, Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Currently, he is a researcher at Fukushima Renewable Energy Institute, AIST (FREA). Prior to that he was an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering with the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA. His research interests include power systems protection, communication in power networks, distributed generation, microgrids, and smartgrids. He is a member of IEEE 2004 Working Group and IEC Renewable Energy Management Working Group 8. He is a reviewer in reputable journals and has taken active roles in organizing international conferences and chairing sessions. He delivered talks for World Energy Council, Waterloo Global Science Initiative, European Union Energy Initiative (EUEI) and Qatar Foundation. He has also been invited to run short courses in Africa, India and China. Dr Ustun has edited a book 'Handbook of Research on Power and Energy System Optimization' and published following chapters: 'Impact of EV and V2G on the Smart Grid and Renewable Energy Systems', 'Experiences and Applications of Electric and Plug-In Hybrid Vehicles in Power System Networks' and 'FutureGrid: Use of Microgrids in Underserved Communities'.

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