Power and Energy Systems – Technologies and Economics

Power and Energy Systems

Technologies and Economics

Background and Objective
The aim of the power and energy Industry is to provide a secure, energy efficient, environmentally friendly and climate-sustainable energy supply at a favorable and affordable cost. To attain this objective, the book investigates the entire chain of energy use, starting from rational exploitation of resources, through energy efficient conversion and distribution up to the end-user in terms of best available technologies and cost effectiveness.

This book provides a comprehensive techno-economic knowledge and expertise at a depth and length that is sufficient, especially for the initial phases of complex energy sector projects, while avoiding details of voluminous reference texts as needed by experts in specific fields. The book covers the technologies and their economics for power generation, transmission and distribution starting from the initiation and development phase up to construction and commissioning of power system projects. Throughout the book, the emphasis is on transfer of practical know-how rather than a pure theoretical knowledge. This is also demonstrated in numerous examples derived from experience of respective projects.

Target Audience
Target groups of the book are primarily consultants, staff members of engineering companies, utility personnel, energy economists and lawyers, as well as employees of government agencies entrusted with regulating the energy and utility sector and, finally, students in related fields of engineering and economics.

An extract of the book’s content is available here.

Example downloads: Examples from the book are indispensable to understand the content. Most of the examples are calculated with MS-Excel and are inserted as pictures into the text. The following downloads provide the possibility to reconstruct the calculations.

By click on the according chapter the reader can navigate through the single chapters:

  • Case Study 1 – Rankine Cycle (in T-s-Diagram) calculated with FluidEXL (CS1)
  • Case Study 2 – Simulation simple Rankine Cycle (CS2)
  • Case Study 3 – Demo – Rankine Cycle Development (CS3)
  • Case Study 4 – Integrated Model – techno-economics Fosil-PPs (CS4)
  • Case Study 5 – Integrated Model – techno-economics Nuclear-PPs (CS5)
  • Case Study 6 – Cashflow, IRR-Analysis Wind farm (CS6)
  • Case Study 7 – Integrated Model techno-economics Parabolic trough (CS7)
  • Case Study 8 – Integrated Model techno-economics Solar Tower (CS8)
  • Case Study 9 – Cost-Allocation: electric equivalent extraction – condensing CHP (CS9)
  • Case Study 10 – Cost-Allocation: exergy balance – backpressure CHP (CS10)
  • Case Study 11 – Modelling Simulation extraction – condensing Rankine-Cycle no Reheat (CS11)
  • Case Study 12 – Modelling Simulation extraction – condensing Rankine-Cycle Reheat (CS12)
  • Case Study 13 – Modelling Simulation extraction – condensing CCGT-Cycle (CS13)

Download instruction for KPRO®
The Fichtner IT Consulting AG (short Fichtner IT) has to grant a license for each user of KPRO®, which is linked to the MAC-address of the target computer. For readers of the book only and solely for non-commercial use, the license is free of charge and is made available for a trial period of six months.

For granting the license Fichtner IT needs the following data of the user

  1. first and family name,
  2. institution/company (or private),
  3. mail address and
  4. MAC-address of the target computer for installation.

For determining the MAC-address Fichtner IT provides a small software tool that must be executed on the target computer. Potential users need to follow the following steps:

  • download the KPRO-make-licence-info.zip file to the local computer
  • unzip the file on the desktop or in a directory of your preference
  • execute the file ‘KPRO-make-licence-info.bat’, the tool reads the computer’s MAC-address and creates the text-file ‘kpro_licence_info.txt‘ in the same folder
  • send the text ‘kpro_licence_info.txt‘ with the requested additional information (first and family name, institution/company/private, mail-address) file to Fichtner IT
  • afterwards, the user will get download and installation information for KPRO® by mail

Fichtner IT has also available mail instruction for download in English or German, which include all the required information (Readme, KPRO-download-link).

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