CHAPTER 13 - Primary and secondary energy sources Basic...

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Primary and secondary energy sources Basic production of electricity - boil water to produce steam to turn turbines to generate electricity What is the local source of electricity? When are the peak loads of electricity and for what purpose? Is electricity a clean energy source? How is electricity produced? Fig. 13.2A The development of energy sources has in large part supported the development of civilization. Fig. 13.2B The development of energy sources has in large part supported the development of civilization.
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Fig. 13.4 Note how the mix of primary sources has changed over the years and how the total amount of energy consumed has continued to grow. Note also the skyrocketing increase in use of oil after World War II (1945) as the private car became common.
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Fig. 13.6 Electricity is produced commercially by driving generators with a) steam turbines, b) gas turbines and c) water turbines Fig. 13.6 Electricity is produced commercially by driving generators with a) steam turbines, b) gas turbines and c) water turbines
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Fig. 13.7 Electrical demand fluctuates daily, weekly and seasonally. A variety of generator types must be
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This note was uploaded on 10/17/2011 for the course ENVIRONMEN 201 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '10 term at North South University.

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