Electric Power System Basics for the Nonelectrical Professional

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9780470129876: Electric Power System Basics for the Nonelectrical Professional

This book explains the essentials of interconnected electric power systems in very basic, practical terms, giving a comprehensible overview of the terminology, electrical concepts, design considerations, construction practices, operational aspects, and industry standards for nontechnical professionals having an interest in the power industry. From generation to household wiring, this book explains it all in easy-to-understand terms.

Electrical Power System Basics exposes readers to all of the important aspects of an interconnected power system without assuming a great deal of existing knowledge or experience. Some very basic formulas are presented throughout the book and several examples, photographs, drawings, and illustrations are provided to help the reader gain a fundamental understanding of the subject.

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A clear and easy-to-follow overview of power system technology for nonelectrical professionals

This book explains the essentials of interconnected electric power systems in very basic, practical terms, giving a comprehensible overview of the terminology, electrical concepts, design considerations, construction practices, operational aspects, and industry standards for nontechnical professionals having an interest in the power industry. From generation to household wiring, this book explains it all in easy-to-understand terms.

Electrical Power System Basics exposes readers to all of the important aspects of an interconnected power system without assuming a great deal of existing knowledge or experience. Some very basic formulas are presented throughout the book and several examples, photographs, drawings, and illustrations are provided to help the reader gain a fundamental understanding of the subject. Aimed specifically at professionals in a range of industries, including venture capital investors, funding companies, politicians, environmental groups, manufacturing companies, developers, and students in varying disciplines, this book gives readers a coherent, in-depth understanding of how power systems work.

About the Author:

Steven W. Blume is President and CEO of Applied Professional Training, Inc., a world-class technical training company servicing both the electric power and telecommunications industries. He has a master's degree specializing in electric power systems and a bachelor's degree specializing in telecommunications. He holds many professional certificates and memberships, and is highly recognized in both the electric power and telecommunications industries. He has taught courses on electric power systems at many Power Engineering Society meetings, and teaches 400-500 students this course every year.

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