EE2451 Electrical energy generation, Utilisation & Conversion Instruments lecture notes for EEE - Eight (8th) Semester
EE2451 Lecture Notes
UNIT I POWER GENERATION
Review of conventional methods – thermal, hydro and nuclear based power generation. Nonconventional
methods of power generation – fuel cells - tidal waves – wind – geothermal – solar -
bio-mass - municipal waste. Cogeneration. Effect of distributed generation on power system
UNIT II ECONOMIC ASPECTS OF GENERATION
Economic aspects of power generation – load and load duration curves – number and size of units –
cost of electrical energy – tariff. Economics of power factor improvement – power capacitors – power
quality. Importance of electrical energy conservation – methods – energy efficient equipments.
Introduction to energy auditing.
UNIT III ILLUMINATION
Importance of lighting – properties of good lighting scheme – laws of illumination – photometry -
types of lamps – lighting calculations – basic design of illumination schemes for residential,
commercial, street lighting, and sports ground - energy efficiency lamps.
UNIT IV INDUSTRIAL HEATING AND WELDING
Role electric heating for industrial applications – resistance heating – induction heating – dielectric
heating - electric arc furnaces. Brief introduction to electric welding – welding generator, welding
transformer and the characteristics.
UNIT V ELECTRIC TRACTION
Merits of electric traction – requirements of electric traction system – supply systems – mechanics of
train movement – traction motors and control – braking – recent trends in electric traction.
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