суббота, 26 декабря 2009 г.

HVDC and FACTS controllers. Applications of Static Converters in Power Systems.

The motivation to write this book came from the observation that the tech­nology of High Voltage DC (HVDC) Transmission and Flexible AC Trans­mission Systems (FACTS) has evolved much over the past 10 years, and no recent book addressed the developments in these areas in a compact, easily available and readable manner. These new developments came about prima­rily due to the advances in power electronic switches and microprocessors. This new book hopes to address a small part of the void that existed in the technical book area.

Some words should be said about the title of the book: HVDC and FACTS controllers. Modem thinking and terminology usage dictates that HVDC transmission should now be considered as a part of FACTS controllers. However, a look at the evolution in the field shows that the technology started with HVDC transmission and FACTS controllers came along much later. Hence my choice of the title reflects this.

The pioneering books in the field of HVDC and FACTS by well-known authors such as E.W.Kimbark. J.Arrillaga, K.R.Padiyar, N.G.Hingorani and L.Gyugyi were a source of great inspiration to me and will unmistakably have been reflected in the work here ... in some shape or form. I have also referred to many documents and papers from the archives of the IEEE, and this preface would be incomplete without acknowledging these reference sources.

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