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Alternative Energy in Power Electronics by Muhammad H. Rashid

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Chapter 7

Electric Power Transmission

Ir. Zahrul Faizi bin Hussien; Azlan Abdul Rahim; Noradlina Abdullah    Transmission and Distribution, TNB Research, Malaysia

Abstract

This chapter focuses on the components that make up the modern power system. This chapter also focuses on the transmission of electric power and how to optimize its power transfer capability. Generators are the starting point in a power system where electricity is generated. The most commonly used type of generator is the synchronous generator, driven by a prime mover. The bulk transfer of electrical energy from generating power plants to substations located near population centers is achieved through high-voltage transmission lines. Interconnected transmission lines are ...

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