Electric Power Industry: In Nontechnical Language

Electric Power Industry: In Nontechnical Language

by Denise Warkentin
     
 

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,… See more details below

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780878147199
Publisher:
PennWell Corporation
Publication date:
01/01/1998
Series:
Nontechnical Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
239
Product dimensions:
9.28(w) x 6.22(h) x 0.74(d)

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Table of Contents

Dedication
Preface
Acknowledgments
Pt. IElectric Utility Functions
1The Fundamentals of Power Generation3
2Power Transmission Elements15
3Power Distribution Basics21
Pt. IIHistorical Chronology, Regulation, and Reregulation
4The Electric Utility Industry: An Historical Perspective29
5The Role and Impact of Regulation41
6The Reregulated Framework67
Pt. IIIPlayers in the Electric Utility Industry
7Utility Industry Components and Operations83
8Introduction to Electric Utility Sectors115
9Investor-Owned Electric Utilities121
10Federally Owned Electric Utilities131
11Publicly Owned Electric Utilities143
12Cooperatively Owned Electric Utilities147
13New Industry Participants151
14The Future157
App. AWholesale Electricity Trade Transaction Primer159
App. B: Glossary165
App. C: Acronyms195
App. DUtility Industry Resources213
Bibliography215
Author Biography217
Index219

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