Power System Planning Technologies and Applications: Concepts, Solutions and Management

Power System Planning Technologies and Applications: Concepts, Solutions and Management

Fawwaz Elkarmi (Amman University, Jordan) and Nazih Abu Shikhah (Amman University, Jordan)
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Release Date: February, 2012|Copyright: © 2012 |Pages: 296
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-0173-4
ISBN13: 9781466601734|ISBN10: 1466601736|EISBN13: 9781466601741
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Description:

Planning is an important function of the management of any business, providing knowledge of future prospects and enabling prudent and appropriate decision-making. Planning is especially critical for power systems, since electricity is a fundamental part of modern societies and many conventional electrical energy resources currently in use are limited.

Power System Planning Technologies and Applications: Concepts, Solutions and Management focuses on the technical planning of power systems, taking into account technological evolutions in equipment as well as the economic, financial, and societal factors that drive supply and demand and have implications for technical planning at the micro level. With this book, researchers, practicing engineers, regulators, policy makers, and investors will have a better understanding of the intricacies of power system planning and, therefore, improve their decisions about the future.

Coverage:

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Demand Side Management
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Generation Expansion
  • Integrated Resource Planning
  • Investment Analysis
  • Load Information and trends
  • Principles of Load Forecasting
  • Regulatory and Market Constraints
  • Renewable Energy Technologies
  • Transmission Expansion
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This is a comprehensive and well written book that practically covers all aspects relating to electrical power systems analysis and planning.

– Hisham Khatib, past-Chairman of the Jordan Electricity Regulatory Commission and Honorary Vice Chairman of the World Energy Council.
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Fawwaz Z. Elkarmi is Associate Professor and Deputy Dean at Amman University/Faculty of Engineering, freelance consultant, energy/electricity expert, and trainer. Dr. Elkarmi worked in government, para-government, and private sectors for 25 years in Jordan and 9 years abroad (Kuwait and USA). He holds a Doctor of Engineering degree from Texas A&M University, 1981. Dr. Elkarmi is a registered “Expert” engineer with the Jordan Engineers Association, a Senior Member of IEEE, and a Chartered Engineer with IEE. Moreover, he is a member of the Institute of Management Consultants (IMC) and holds a Certified Management Consultant (CMC) title. Dr. Elkarmi, in addition to teaching full-time, conducts training in Jordan and abroad in strategic planning and business planning, project evaluation, performance improvement, start-up businesses, professional management consulting, electrical system development, tariff studies and investment planning, load research, energy and demand forecasting, demand side management, energy efficiency, energy conservation, environmental impact assessment, process optimization, and new product development. He also provides consultation in business development, feasibility studies, organizational re-engineering, business turnaround, project appraisal, and investment assessment. Dr.Elkarmi served as director for MMIS Management Consultants; General Manager of Arab Development for Food Industries – Free Zone – Zarka; Managing Director, Quality Consultancy Company (QCC); Director, Industry Sector and Mineral Resources at the Higher Council for Science and Technology (HCST); Director, Energy Sector Technologies at the Higher Council for Science and Technology; Acting General Manager (Part-time) for Palestine Industrial Investment Company (PIIC) in Nablus – Palestine; and Director of Planning at the Jordan Electricity Authority. Dr. Elkarmi worked as the Director of "IRADA," which is a project sponsored by the Ministry of Planning for assisting entrepreneurs in establishing their businesses, including the preparation of feasibility studies, business plans, request for financing, and registration procedures.
Nazih M. Abu-Shikhah is an Assistant Professor and currently is the Head of the Department of Electronics and Communications Engineering at Amman University/Faculty of Engineering, freelance consultant, time series analyst, energy/electricity expert, and trainer. Dr. Abu-Shikhah worked in government, para-government, and private sectors for about 20 years in Jordan and abroad (Kuwait and Australia). He holds a Doctor of Engineering degree from Queensland University of Technology, Australia, 2002. Dr. Abu-Shikhah is a registered “Expert” engineer with the Jordan Engineers Association. Dr. Abu-Shikhah, in addition to teaching full-time, conducts training in Jordan and abroad in strategic planning and business planning, project evaluation, performance improvement, start-up businesses, professional management consulting, electrical system development, tariff studies and investment planning, load research, energy and demand forecasting, demand side management, energy efficiency, energy conservation, environmental impact assessment, process optimization, and new product development. He also provides consultation in business development, feasibility studies, organizational re-engineering, business turnaround, project appraisal, and investment assessment. Dr. Abu-Shikhah's relevant expertise in energy projects consists of the following: Power system operation planning within National Electric Power Company (NEPCO); Short/medium/long -term Load forecasting applied to NEPCO grid; Optimization of operational costs studies; Generation expansion and availability studies; Developing reliability and performance indicators; Powers system security assessment through load flow, short circuit, and stability assessment; Load research statistical and time series analysis; Developing computer codes that were implemented in the course of system operation; Fault analysis within NEPCO grid; Syrian interconnection feasibility studies; Reactive power compensation studies; Voltage stability and voltage profile analysis; Conducted several tariff adjustment studies; Studied several demand management options for application in Jordan; Worked as counterpart with German Technical Aid company (GTZ), Italian Electricity (ENEL); Consultaion service with Baily Jordan at an industrial plant in Yanbu' / KSA; and Published several journal articles and technical reports in the various fields of energy/electricity technologies and environmental issues.
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