Electricity: Electrical Grids

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Imagining life without electricity is like life without air. As the development is at its pace, the advancement is not possible without the consumption of electric power. Despite of the fact that we took electricity for granted, the present increasing demands for electricity cannot be fulfilled. For over more than a century, coal and other fossil fuels has been used by the power plants as the most favoured resource for power generation. This process is carried out with the help of the grids. Presently, more than 70% of the total global energy demand is satisfied by the burning of fossil fuels. If we continue to utilize fossil fuels to meet the needs of present generation, soon they will get exhausted and our future…show more content…
1.3.2 Looped: In looped system, the grid networks are interconnected. It is also called Parallel Path flow system. It is also possible for electricity to flow from one network to the other and then back again to the original, i.e., a looped flow. In this setup, issues can arise with controlling the flow of the electricity at the point(s) of network contact. [4] 1.3.3 Mesh: It is a network involving the radial structure including redundant lines, which are added additionally to the main line and are organized in such a way that they act as backups for the purpose of rerouting the power in case of failure occurring in the main line. 1.4 Grid Networks Electrical grids are composed of a large number of smaller electrical networks linked together into a large network which is known as Wide Area Synchronous Grid or “interconnection”. It allows the independent networks in a particular area which is bound to be connected by the synchronization of the electrical frequency in between them. 1.5 Grid Developments Present grid networks are oriented for conventional power generation but are not capable of handling the varied conditions and losses in transmission and inconveniences of power

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