Power Plant Engineering
The electric power generation and distribution industry has its structurethecompletecastofplayers necessary to mount evolved during almost exactly one century into its present suchaproduction. Equallyimportanttoits success,Black & form. Thisdevelopmenthasbeendrivenbyeconomics,tech Veatchmanagementhad the vision toencouragetheproject. nologicaladvancements,andgovernmentregulations.These Thehighleveloftalentandtheeffortexpendedonthetaskof diverse forces have produced generation and distribution producingthebookareevidentinthequalityoftheresulting systems that are reliable, safe, and environmentally accept product. able, suitable for service throughout the world. Thetechnol The bookwiselyconcentrates onstate-of-the-arttechnol ogies which make up the systems have brought a highly ogy. Itemphasizesthe whyand the whatofcurrentpractice. convenient and economic form of energy to both densely However, it does not neglect some of the underutilized en populatedcities and remote geographic areas. Electrical en ergy sources and systems or the more promising of the ergy has become a fundamental requirement for the exis developingtechnologies.Thereaderwillgainafirm founda tence of modern society. Likewise, it is essential for eco tion in the technology and a good understanding of com nomic progress in lesser developed regions. monlyencountered systemconfigurations. Additionally, the Because the need for electricity is pervasive in our soci ground work is adequately laidfor the reader to beprepared ety,thereisacontinuinginterestinthetechnologyofelectric for developments in the future.