Electrical Substation: Types & Components

electrical substation

Power transmission is the moving of electrical energy from the source to the end user. It includes the transmission substation and the distribution substation. The installation of new structures and facilities always raises public concerns that need to be addressed. Moving power is one of the issues accompanying renewable energy …

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Challenges in Smart Grid Implementation

smart grid implementation issues

The smart grid is defined as the electrical distribution technology that uses computer-based remote control and automation to improve the delivery efficiency of electricity. In this section, issues with the smart grid implementation are discussed. In the standard grid, information, and energy in the grid travel in one direction: from …

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AC Synchronous Generator: Working Principle, Types

A synchronous generator is a machine that produces AC voltage when its shaft is rotated. A synchronous generator is called synchronous because the generated voltage waveform it produces is synchronized with the rotation of the generator. Synchronous Generator Basics A synchronous generator is an ac generator in which the output …

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Power Quality Issues in Renewable Energy Systems

power quality issues

The term power quality is a measure of the purity of the AC power, including the presence of unwanted harmonics and noise on the power line and the frequency. A harmonic is a frequency that is a whole-number multiple of another basic frequency. Harmonics on the power line are multiples of the power line …

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Inverter Specifications and Data Sheet

inverter specification and data sheet

As we know, the basic function of the inverter is to convert DC power to AC power because most of our electrical needs are for AC.  The inverter is connected directly to either the power source (solar PV array or wind turbine) or the charge controller, depending on whether backup …

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Wind Speed Measurement | Anemometer Types & Working

Wind turbines have a variety of data requirements, such as wind speed, wind direction, generator voltage and current, power production, blade pitch, and maintenance issues such as the number of hours the blades have been rotating.  This information is transmitted to a PLC or dedicated computer controller. The instruments measuring …

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