Power Quality Primer

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McGraw Hill Professional, Sep 26, 2000 - Technology - 360 pages
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Make power deregulation work for you

With deregulation, the vast pool of power customers is up for grabs. As a utility, are you ready to compete? As a customer, are you ready to choose? In Power Quality Primer, Barry Kennedy gives you specifically designed, ahead-of-the-curve methods. Utilities will learn how to:
Plan successful competitive strategies for every aspect of the business
Market proactive solutions to customers before needs arise
Improve transmission and distribution system quality, efficiency, and power factor performance
Eliminate technical problems such as over-voltages and poor grounding
Design and deliver effective simulations
Build customer-winning, customer-keeping quality, quality control, and service into all facets of your enterprise As a customer, you’ll learn how to pick the utility that meets your power quality needs…solve your own power quality problems and find cost-effective solutions…and perform your own power quality survey

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Contents

Introduction
1
Power Quality Characteristics
27
Sources of Power Quality Problems
50
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Barry Kennedy is a senior electrical engineer and project manager responsible for transmission and distribution system efficiency, power quality, and power factor research and development for Bonneville Power Administration, a successful supplier of electricity to retail utilities and large industrial companies. Well-known within the industry for his seminars and consulting work preparing power companies and their customers for deregulation, he had developed notable methods, guidebooks, software, training programs, and solutions. Mr. Kennedy is also author of Energy Efficient Transformers. He is the project manager and developer of the Workbook for Utility and Industrial Applications and the Industrial Power Factor Analysis Guidebook. He resides in Portland, Oregon.

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