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Wind Energy for Power Generation

Meeting the Challenge of Practical Implementation

Authors: Rao, K.R.

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  • Provides comprehensive coverage of technical, economic and socio-political issues critical to ensuring optimal investment decisions on wind energy for power generation
  • Unravels the intricacies involved in making policy decisions around wind energy for power generation
  • Examines scenarios at all levels of implementation, from individual landowners to collective cooperatives and small townships, to large-scale commercial grid-connected installations
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This far-reaching resource covers a full spectrum of multi-faceted considerations critical for energy generation decision makers considering the adoption or expansion of wind power facilities. It contextualizes pivotal technical information within the real complexities of economic, environmental, practical and socio-economic parameters. This matrix of coverage includes case studies and analysis from developed and developing regions, including North America and Europe, Asia, Latin America, the Middle-East and Africa. Crucial issues to power generation professionals and utilities such as: capacity credits; fuel saving; intermittency; penetration limits; relative cost of electricity by generation source; growth and cost trends; incentives; and wind integration issues are addressed. Other economic issues succinctly discussed inform financial commitment to a project, including investment matrices, strategies for economic evaluations, econometrics of wind energy, cost comparisons of various investment strategies, and cost comparisons with other energy sources. Due to its encompassing scope, this reference will be of distinct interest to practicing engineers, policy and decision makers, project planners, investors and students working in the area of wind energy for power generation.

About the authors

Dr. K.R. Rao is Founder and President of KRRAO Consultants, leveraging his degrees in Civil Engineering and Urban Planning to provide project management in Operations Research, Quantitative Techniques, Urban & Regional Planning and Urban Design, Public Policy Issues and Mechanical / Structural Engineering. Dr. Rao is licensed as a Professional Engineer in PA and TX, USA, and is a Chartered Engineer in India. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and Fellow of the Institution of Engineers, India. His professional experience over the last five decades includes civil, structural, design and mechanical engineering as applied to the fields of architecture and urban design, urban and regional planning, automotive, aluminum and steel manufacturing. Dr. Rao is an editor of pivotal ASME publications including, “Handbook of Energy and Power Generation” and “Companion Guide to ASME Boiler Vessel Codes and Standards”.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $269.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-75134-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $349.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-75132-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Wind Energy for Power Generation
Book Subtitle
Meeting the Challenge of Practical Implementation
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-75134-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-75134-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-75132-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XLV, 1443
Number of Illustrations
211 b/w illustrations, 779 illustrations in colour
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