Economics of Hydroelectric Power (New Horizons in Environmental Economics)

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Setting the topic within the context of dynamic natural resource models, thus requiring some knowledge of elementary optimal control theory on the part of the reader, the author provides and introduction to the economics of dams and hydroelectric power. After providing some background on dam operations and the hydrologic cycle, he presents an dynamic economic model that links the supply of water to power generation. Arizona's Glen Canyon dam and other facilities from the Southwest are used as case studies for testing some of the predictions of presented models Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Table of Contents

Preface
1 Introduction 1
2 The uses of dams and hydroelectric power 11
3 An overview of natural resource economics 20
4 How they work 38
5 An economic model of hydroelectric power provision 52
6 An economic model of hydroelectric power provision with environmental constraints 77
7 Hydroelectric power provision by a United States Power Marketing Administration 95
8 Hydraulically-coupled dams: when one dam is not enough 136
9 Hydraulically-coupled dams: a case study of the Aspinall Unit 146
10 Summary and conclusions 161
Bibliography 164
Index 171
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