Power Systems Analysis Illustrated with MATLAB and ETAP 1st Edition by Hemchandra Madhusudan Shertukde.
Preface to Power Systems Analysis Illustrated with MATLAB and ETAP PDF:
In the everyday life of individuals, electrical power is a necessary commodity for survival. In the present day, having the light in one’s home remain on is an absolute necessity. The power provided to residential, commercial or industrial locations is harnessed and delivered using several energy sources, including coal, hydel, nuclear, solar, wind, fuel cells and so on. The generated power needs to be transmitted over long distances to support the load requirements of customers. In order for this generation, transmission and distribution of power to be efficient, one needs to understand the proper design and analysis of a power system. Power flow needs to be reliable, of good quality and above all fault free.
The improper design and analysis of power systems will result in the ‘light not remaining on’, so to speak, for everyone worldwide and will eventually lead to ‘brown out’ locally and ‘blackout’ globally. I have taught power systems analysis (PSA) at the University of Hartford, Connecticut, for more than two decades and feel that the current books available on the market mainly provide detailed but unrelated concepts of PSA, making the basic understanding of the finer nuances of PSA difficult for senior undergraduate or junior graduate students. With the advances in computing and canned software for different applications (PSA is not an exception), the normal principles of PSA can be supplemented with state-of-the-art software such as the Electrical Transient Analysis Program (ETAP®).
Many authors have tried their level best to explain these intriguing concepts in PSA using mainly theory without supplementing it with present-day examples of software used by the industry. This effort will alleviate that handicap and make the material in PSA more understandable to students. My studies at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, West Bengal, India, involved broad and rounded coverage of the current topics in electrical engineering from 1970 to 1975. These topics were in controls and power. My fourth monograph was on one of the former topics in digital controls. This will be my fifth monograph on topics related to electrical engineering and my third in the electrical power engineering arena. For this book I have collaborated with Mr. Tanuj Khandelwal, CTO of Operation Technology, Inc. (OTI), Irvine, California, to incorporate the ETAP software into the material covered in this book to illustrate certain aspects of PSA, such as load flow analysis, short-circuit analysis and so on.
This is covered in the preamble to ETAP and is succinctly described in the foreword to this book by Mr. Khandelwal. I am grateful to him for providing this insight into the use of ETAP for PSA.
PSA has gone through many iterations, dealing with hand calculations, then aided by calculators, progressively evolving with the help of personal computers and now with miniaturized laptops and tablets with very high computing capabilities. My motivation to write a book on PSA started way back in 2006, when I received my first software grant ETAP from OTI to set up a power laboratory at the University of Hartford in 2007 (please see the preceding plaque). In 2007, OTI provided a software grant of 20 seats of ETAP to yours truly worth $265,000 with a continuing grant after 3 years of approximately $38,000 per year thereafter. This grant has continued to date and has been extremely useful in the instructions for the PSA course offered at the University of Hartford in the Samuel I. Ward Department of Electrical Engineering at the College of Engineering, Technology and Architecture (CETA).
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