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Handbook of Distributed Generation

Electric Power Technologies, Economics and Environmental Impacts

  • Ramesh Bansal

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. DG Technologies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Henerica Tazvinga, Miriam Thopil, Papy B. Numbi, Temitope Adefarati
      Pages 3-67
    3. Temitope Adefarati, Numbi Bubele Papy, Miriam Thopil, Henerica Tazvinga
      Pages 69-105
  3. Wind Power Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 107-107
    2. Arturo R. Messina, Rafael Castellanos, Claudia M. Castro, Emilio Barocio, Armando Jiménez Zavala
      Pages 109-148
    3. Pradeep Kumar, Asheesh K. Singh
      Pages 149-170
    4. G. Saravana Ilango, C. Nagamani, M. A. Asha Rani, M. Jaya Bharata Reddy, A. Karthikeyan
      Pages 171-204
    5. Rajiv Singh, Asheesh Kumar Singh, Padmanabh Thakur
      Pages 205-225
    6. Shady H. E. Abdel Aleem, Almoataz Y. Abdelaziz, Ahmed F. Zobaa
      Pages 227-245
  4. PV Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 283-283
    2. Lasantha Meegahapola, Tim Littler
      Pages 317-342
    3. Rahul Kumar Garg, Kavita Yadav, Vinod Kumar, Monika Vardia
      Pages 375-391
    4. Neeraj Priyadarshi, Kavita Yadav, Vinod Kumar, Monika Vardia
      Pages 393-406
  5. DG Modelling, Operation, Control, Protection

About this book


This book features extensive coverage of all Distributed Energy Generation technologies, highlighting the technical, environmental and economic aspects of distributed resource integration, such as line loss reduction, protection, control, storage, power electronics, reliability improvement, and voltage profile optimization. It explains how electric power system planners, developers, operators, designers, regulators and policy makers can derive many benefits with increased penetration of distributed generation units into smart distribution networks. It further demonstrates how to best realize these benefits via skillful integration of distributed energy sources, based upon an understanding of the characteristics of loads and network configuration.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Ramesh Bansal
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Electrical, Electronics and Computer EngineeringUniversity of PretoriaPretoriaSouth Africa

About the editors

Prof. Ramesh Bansal has more than 22 years of teaching, research & industrial experience. He is currently a full Professor in the Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering at University of Pretoria. In previous postings, he was with the University of Queensland, Australia, Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, India; the University of the South Pacific, Fiji; and Civil Construction Wing, All India Radio. Prof. Bansal has made significant contribution to the teaching and development BS Power Engineering Programme for NTPC (a 40 GW Indian Power Generation company) and ME  Power Generation Programme for Queensland’s Power Generation companies (CS Energy and Stanwell Corporation). He has worked with Powerlink (Queensland’s Government transmission company) for special studies programme (SSP). He has carried out consultancy work for Fiji Commerce commission for Fiji Electricity Authority owned Power Plants. He has diversified research interests in the areas of Renewable Energy and Conventional Power Systems which includes wind, PV, hybrid power systems, distributed generation, grid integration of renewable energy, power systems analysis (reactive power/voltage control, stability, faults and protection), Smart Grid, FACTS and power quality. He has supervised several PhD students and has published over 175 papers in journals, conferences, books/chapters including the Handbook of Renewable Energy Technology, World Scientific Publishers Singapore, 2011 and Small Signal Analysis of Isolated Hybrid Power Systems, Alpha Science International,Oxford, 2008. Prof. Bansal is the Editor/Associate and Editor/Editorial Board member of many reputed journals including IEEE-Access, IET- Renewable Power Generation, and Electric Power Components and Systems. He is a Fellow, IET-UK, Fellow Engineers Australia, Fellow Institution of Engineers (India), Senior Member-IEEE and CPEngg-UK.


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