Electrical Power Engineering

Current State, Problems and Perspectives

  • Vasily Y. Ushakov

Part of the Green Energy and Technology book series (GREEN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
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  3. Vasily Y. Ushakov
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  4. Vasily Y. Ushakov
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  5. Vasily Y. Ushakov
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  6. Vasily Y. Ushakov
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 257-258

About this book


This book provides the short history, current state, main problems and historical perspective for the development of electrical power engineering. The focus of the textbook is on the two most important issues related to meeting of the growing needs of humanity in electricity: "Hunger for energy" and “Ecological infarct”. In the book are discussed the methods of their solution: optimization of  energy balance, use of renewable energy resources, new methods of electricity production,  increase of the efficiency of production, accumulation, transmission, distribution and consumption electricity.

The third issue – social and geopolitical threats due to the increasing need for energy – in the textbook is not considered inasmuch it details in non-stop regime discussed in the mass media.

Choosing the structure and content of the textbook is based on the ten years of the author experience of giving lectures to Tomsk Polytechnic University students who study according t

o the program Electric Power Engineering.

This textbook is addresed to students, masters and post-graduates. It can be interesting for everyone who is thinking about the future of our civilization, in general, and meeting of human needs in electric power, in particular.


Electric power generation Energy transmission and distribution renewable energy harnessing Energy accumulation Thermonuclear power engineering Hydrogen power engineering Ecological infarct hunger for energy

Authors and affiliations

  • Vasily Y. Ushakov
    • 1
  1. 1.Tomsk Polytechnik University TomskRussia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy Energy (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-62300-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-62301-6
  • Series Print ISSN 1865-3529
  • Series Online ISSN 1865-3537
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