Electric Power Industry: In Nontechnical Language

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The electric power industry is undergoing the greatest transformation in its 100-year history. In readable, concise fashion, author Denise Warkentin explains how the electric industry works and what changes are in store. After briefly tracing the history of the industry, she details how different segments are structured and work together. Investor-owned, consumer-owned, and government-owned utilities are explained, as are rural cooperatives and independent power producers. Other issues addressed include deregulation, the emergence of energy marketers, and the impact of ongoing mergers, acquisitions, and consolidations.

"...briefly traces the history of the industry then details shareholder-owned, consumer-owned & government owned utilities as well as rural cooperatives & independent power producers."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780878147199
  • Publisher: PennWell Corporation
  • Publication date: 1/1/1998
  • Series: Nontechnical Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Pages: 239
  • Product dimensions: 9.28 (w) x 6.22 (h) x 0.74 (d)

Table of Contents

Pt. I Electric Utility Functions
1 The Fundamentals of Power Generation 3
2 Power Transmission Elements 15
3 Power Distribution Basics 21
Pt. II Historical Chronology, Regulation, and Reregulation
4 The Electric Utility Industry: An Historical Perspective 29
5 The Role and Impact of Regulation 41
6 The Reregulated Framework 67
Pt. III Players in the Electric Utility Industry
7 Utility Industry Components and Operations 83
8 Introduction to Electric Utility Sectors 115
9 Investor-Owned Electric Utilities 121
10 Federally Owned Electric Utilities 131
11 Publicly Owned Electric Utilities 143
12 Cooperatively Owned Electric Utilities 147
13 New Industry Participants 151
14 The Future 157
App. A Wholesale Electricity Trade Transaction Primer 159
App. B: Glossary 165
App. C: Acronyms 195
App. D Utility Industry Resources 213
Bibliography 215
Author Biography 217
Index 219
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