Hydroelectricity and Power Electronics: Environmental Impacts, Emerging Technologies and Challenges


Lucille Burke (Editor)

Series: Electrical Engineering Developments
BISAC: SCI021000

In modern society, the utility power grid is supposed to guarantee load management, demand side management, as well as to use the market price of electricity and forecasting of energy (e.g., based on wind and solar renewable sources) in order to optimize the whole electrical distribution system. An optimized power system is expected to have the following characteristics: high efficiency, high availability, good quality of service and high level of security, which leads to the concepts of distributed generation and smart-grid. This book discusses different emerging technologies, principles and applications of power electronics and hydroelectric power. Some of the topics discussed include parallel three-phase back-to-back converters; risk management of hydropower projects; and cascade converters for wide conversion ratios. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 – Hydropower Development in Serbia: Current State, Perspectives and Challenges (pp. 1-54)
Milena Panić, Marko Urošev, Ana Milanović Pešić and Dragana Miljanović (Geographical Institute “Jovan Cvijiæ” of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Belgrade, Serbia)

Chapter 2 – The Use of Hydropower Plants for Electricity Generation in the European Region (pp. 55-86)
Jorge Morales Pedraza (Independent Consultant on International Affairs)

Chapter 3 – Risk Management of Hydropower Projects in Southwest China (pp. 87-114)
Wenzhe Tang, Zhuoyu Li, Maoshan Qiang, Shuli Wang, Zhen Lei and Youmei Lu (Institute of Project Management and Construction Technology, Dept. of Hydraulic Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, and others)

Chapter 4 – Hardware-in-the-Loop Simulations and Control Systems Based on FPGA for Power Electronics in Microgrids (pp. 115-162)
Alonso Gutiérrez, Harold Chamorro, Fernando Jiménez, Sergio Silva, Gerson Cote, Melissa Díaz and Horacio Hoyos (Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia)

Chapter 5 – Cascade Converters for Wide Conversion Ratios (pp. 163-196)
J. Leyva-Ramos and M. G. Ortiz-Lopez (Instituto Potosino de Investigación Científica y Tecnologica Universidad Politécnica de San Luis Potosi)

Chapter 6 – AlGaN/GaN Based-Power MOSFET with Highly Resistive Undoped Buffer Layer (pp. 197-214)
Jae-Hoon Lee (Discrete Development Team, System LSI, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, Giheung, Korea)

Chapter 7 – Parallel Three-Phase Back-to-Back Converters (pp. 215-254)
Nady Rocha, Euzeli Cipriano dos Santos Jr. and Cursino Brandão Jacobina (Federal University of Joao Pessoa, Joao Pessoa, Brazil, and others)


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