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Nikola Tesla - Serbian-American inventor, mechanical engineer, and electrical engineer
Nikola Tesla – Serbian-American inventor, mechanical engineer, and electrical engineer

Introduction to energy generation

Prior to the discovery of Faraday’s Laws of electromagnetic discussion, electrical power was available from batteries with limited voltage and current levels. Although complicated in construction, D.C. generators were developed first to generate power in bulk.

However, due to limitation of the D.C. machine to generate voltage beyond few hundred volts, it was not economical to transmit large amount of power over a long distance. For a given amount of power, the current magnitude (I = P/V), hence section of the copper conductor will be large.

Thus generation, transmission and distribution of D.C. power were restricted to area of few kilometer radius with no interconnections between generating plants. Therefore, area specific generating stations along with its distribution networks had to be used.

In later half of eighties, in nineteenth century, it was proposed to have a power system with 3-phase, 50 Hz A.C generation, transmission and distribution networks.

Once A.C. system was adopted, transmission of large power (MW) at higher transmission voltage become a reality by using transformers. Level of voltage could be changed virtually to any other desired level with transformers – which was hitherto impossible with D.C system.

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Guide to MV/LV transformer substations

An electrical transformer substation consists of a whole set of devices (conductors, measuring and control apparatus and electric machines) dedicated to transforming the voltage supplied by the medium voltage distribution… Read more

Feb 10, 2012

MV/LV transformer substations – theory and examples of short-circuit calculation – ABB

Best Practice Manual For Transformers

Distribution transformers are very efficient, with losses of less than 0.5% in large units. Smaller units have efficiencies of 97% or above. It is estimated that transformer losses in power… Read more

Jan 27, 2012

Best Practice Manual For Transformers

PROFIBUS – Cabling and Assembly Guide

General plant or factory cabling can carry high voltages and currents. Running PROFIBUS cables parallel to such cables can lead to interference pickup and thus  to data transmission errors. Special… Read more

Dec 18, 2011

Lighting Handbook

Colour is a subjective psycho physiologic interpretation of the visible electromagnetic spectrum. Luminous sensations or images, produced in our retina, are sent to the brain and interpreted as a set… Read more

Sep 25, 2011

Lighting Handbook

Danfoss – From Real-World Applications

From real-world applications, for the real world is intended for the specialist controller and project engineer who wish to inform themselves about the possible applications of speed-controlled drives. Switching suggestions… Read more

Apr 14, 2011

Transmission And Distribution Electrical Engineering

A load flow analysis allows identification of real and reactive power flows, voltage profiles, power factor and any overloads in the network. Once the network parameters have been entered into…...

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Dec 08, 2010

Transmission And Distribution Electrical Engineering

Power Factor – The Basics

Super. I’m ready to find out what power factor is. To understand power factor, we’ll first start with the definition of some basic terms: To understand power factor, we’ll first… Read more

Dec 08, 2010

How To Apply Capacitors To Low Voltage Power Systems

In most modern electrical distribution systems, the predominant loads are resistive and inductive. Resistive loads are incandescent lighting and resistance heating. Inductive loads are A.C. Motors, induction furnaces, transformers and… Read more

Dec 08, 2010

How To Apply Capacitors To Low Voltage Power Systems

How Power Factor Corection Works

As with any equipment, an electrical system handles its job to some degree of efficiency ranging from poor to excellent. The measure of electrical efficiency is known as Power Factor…. Read more

Dec 08, 2010

How Power Factor Corection Works

Electrical Engineering Formulas

The theoretical foundation for EE is electromagnetism. The theory of classical electromagnetism is based on Maxwell’s equations, which provide a unified description of the behavior of electric and magnetic fields… Read more

Dec 08, 2010

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