Power Industry Dictionaryby Ann Chambers, Susan Kerr
This quick reference offers a broad spectrum of nearly 4,000 industry terms and phrases. Terms used in generation, transmission, and distribution can be found here, along with common business and billing language and terms related to the major governmental and industry regulations. Environmental terms and phrases relevant to the electric power industry are also included. As a convenience, additional reference material is located in the back of this volume, including an assortment of conversion tables, a table of the chemical elements and their associated symbols and weights, and a contact list of prominent industry organizations.
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This was a fabulous book when we first compiled it - 5 years ago. It is now somewhat dated, in that distributed generation, merchant power, and some recent deregulation terms are not included. They did not exist when this book was written. However, it is still a great reference for those new to the industry -- with fuels, technologies, business terms, government and regulatory terms all included. Abbreviations and the terms they are derived from are available in our Power Industry Abbreviator. The Dictionary shows abbreviations for only the major terminology.
Having just begun a job writing about a subject unfamiliar to me -- the U.S. power industry -- I thought this would be the perfect reference book, but I have looked up half-a-dozen terms without finding them. Worse, it doesn't list acronyms and abbreviations, which are absolutely at the heart of understanding industry-specific language. At close to $50, I'm sending this one back.