Understanding Today's Electricity Business presents a comprehensive 216-page overview of the U.S. electric industry. As with its gas industry companion, this book presents a straightforward and easy-to-understand look at how the industry operates - from who are the major players, to the various deregulation models, to the physical electric system, to how industry players make money and manage risk. The perfect resource book for anyone who needs to understand the "big picture" of the electric business. Like no ...
Understanding Today's Electricity Business presents a comprehensive 216-page overview of the U.S. electric industry. As with its gas industry companion, this book presents a straightforward and easy-to-understand look at how the industry operates - from who are the major players, to the various deregulation models, to the physical electric system, to how industry players make money and manage risk. The perfect resource book for anyone who needs to understand the "big picture" of the electric business. Like no other book on the market today!
The Electricity industry is an extremely complex and detailed environment. This book has proven to be an extremely valuable tool to provide new employess with some background and insight into their new positions. I recommend it to anyone in the industry that is looking for a high-level overview or introduction to the bigger picture.
Was looking for a book that was current and that provided sufficient details to understand all aspects of power, from generation through transmission to distribution. The book also does a great job explaining how power is bought, sold, traded, and regulated. Energy markets and energy legislation change constantly so it was nice to get a current view into the industry. Fantastic book and highly recommended.
I teach an annual graduate seminar on energy policy at our university. The class attracts emerging leaders from several local electric utilities and others who have worked in this business for years; it also attracts students who are completely new to the subject. I am constantly searching for the right book to assign at the beginning of the course to ensure that everyone in the class shares a basic understanding of the jargon, history, and emerging issues in this fascinating, important industry
I work for a utility billing and CIS provider and needed a reference book to enhance my knowledge of our focus industry. This book was great, it covers all relevent topics in good depth from generation to how utilities make money under different business and regulatory models. It is surprisingly easy to read given the dryness of the topic. I highly recommend it.
I'm an engineer by training (Mechanical, HVAC) and am currently in business school at MIT. I have to say that this is one of the most useful books I've seen on the electricity/power industry. It covers all of the basics and talks thoroughly about the impact of regulation and industry trends.
I'd highly recommend Understanding Today's Electricity Business, especially for students or professionals trying to break into the growing energy industry
Bob Shively brings thirty years of experience in the gas and electric industries to Enerdynamics' educational offerings. As President of Enerdynamics, Bob has advised and educated some of the largest energy industry participants on issues including business strategies, developing competitive electricity markets, and implementing new technologies such as renewables and Smart Grid. Bob has also served as Vice-President of eServices of Sixth Dimension, Inc., an energy networking company where he worked closely with retail marketing and ESCO companies. Bob began his career in the energy industry at Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E). At PG&E Bob held various positions including Major Account Executive to some of PG&E's largest end-use customers and Director of Gas Services Marketing where he was responsible for product development and sales for the company's $1.5 billion Canadian pipeline project. Bob has Master of Science degrees in both Mechanical and Civil Engineering from Stanford University. He is a frequent energy industry speaker and is co-author of Understanding Today's Natural Gas Business, Understanding Today's Electricity Businessand Understanding Today's Global LNG Business. Bob is an active member of IEEE and is a registered professional engineer in the State of California.
John Ferrare has worked in the energy industry as a marketing and communications specialist for over fifteen years. He began his career with Pacific Gas and Electric Company where he was integral in developing the marketing group for the company's Gas Services Marketing Department. Since that time, he has also worked with PG&E Corporation and PG&E Energy Services in the development of marketing and communication strategies. In 1995, John joined Enerdynamics to manage its educational services. In this role, he has helped create a comprehensive program to educate 600 utility employees on the changes brought by recent deregulation as well as the core classes currently offered by Enerdynamics. John, a graduate of Northwestern University's School of Speech, has developed and teaches a public speaking and communications class for a variety of corporate audiences.