At the completion of this Learning-Doc the
participant will better understand the purpose of a generator and how the mechanical
energy input to the generator is transformed to electrical power. The learner will also learn about kW and
kVARs; how they are demanded, how they
are generated and how they are transmitted.
Content includes an overview discussion, a description of a 2-pole field
winding and magnetic field, a
description of the stator windings, the creation of a stator winding magnetic
field, interaction of the magnetic fields, effect of different load types
(resistive, inductive, and capacitive), VAR definitions, power triangle, and an
introduction to the capability curve contents.