Power Systems in Emergencies: From Contingency Planning to Crisis Management

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As modern society has become increasingly reliant on electricity,disturbances to the power supply system have become a worldwideindustry concern. The range and impact of disturbances areaddressed in this comprehensive account of the planning, operationand control of power systems during emergencies.
* The impact of a full range of power system emergency situationsfrom adverse weather conditions and natural disasters to equipmentfailures, human errors and industrial action.
* Detailed coverage of the procedures, organisation, training andequipment provided by utilities in order to contain the incidenceand impact of disturbances, both sudden and predicted.
* Survey of the measures adopted to restore electricity supply fromvarious levels of failure.
* The development of abnormal operating conditions: descriptions ofactual power system failures and their impacts.
* Discussion of the costs and benefits associated with emergencycontrol.
* Emergency control in the future - the impact of industryrestructuring and deregulation and the new challenges facingutilities and their staff.
Offering a clear and concise treatment of the cause, effect andprevention of power system emergencies, this timely book willappeal to utility managers, power engineers, consultants andpractitioners involved in, and reliant upon, the electricity supplyindustry.

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