Understanding Electric Power Systems: An Overview of the Technology, the Marketplace, and Government Regulation / Edition 2

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Overview

The Enron scandal notwithstanding, it is important for professionals in the electric power industry and related positions gain a solid understanding of electric power systems and how they work. Written by two veteran power company managers and respected experts, this is a real-world view of electric power systems, how they operate, how the organizations are structured, and how electricity is regulated and priced.

A comprehensive overview of the electric power industry from the inside

Covers electric power system components, electricity consumption, generation, transmission, distribution, electric utility operation, electric system control, power system reliability, government regulation, utility rate making, and financial considerations

Includes an extensive glossary of key terms used in the U.S. and also definitions for terms used worldwide
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Table of Contents

List of Figures
Preface
1 History of Electric Power Industry 1
2 Electric Power System 13
3 Basic Electric Power Concepts 23
4 Electric Energy Consumption 41
5 Electric Power - Generation 55
6 Technology of the Electric Transmission System 73
7 Distribution 85
8 Functioning of the Electric Bulk Power System 97
9 Reliability 117
10 Restructuring, Competition and Deregulation 131
11 Legislation and Regulation - The Regulatory Network 137
12 The Business Network 157
13 ISOs, RTOs and ITPs 167
14 The Money Network 171
15 Information, Communications and Control Network 181
16 Role of NERC, NAESB and Other Organizations 187
17 Where Restructuring Stands 195
Index 201
About the Authors 211
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