Understanding Today's Electricity Business [NOOK Book]

Overview

This 230-page detailed overview of the North American electric industry presents a clear-cut look at how the industry operates. Topics covered include the major industry players, regulation, the various deregulated market structures, the physical electric system and how it's operated, market dynamics, how industry players make money and manage risk, and much more. The book is ideal for those new to the industry, as well as veterans who need a "big picture" perspective of the electric business. The book is ...
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Understanding Today's Electricity Business

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Overview

This 230-page detailed overview of the North American electric industry presents a clear-cut look at how the industry operates. Topics covered include the major industry players, regulation, the various deregulated market structures, the physical electric system and how it's operated, market dynamics, how industry players make money and manage risk, and much more. The book is ideal for those new to the industry, as well as veterans who need a "big picture" perspective of the electric business. The book is easy-to-read, contains a number of charts and diagrams to help simplify complex industry concepts, and includes a glossary and list of acronyms
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780974174471
  • Publisher: Enerdynamics Corp.
  • Publication date: 6/1/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 230
  • Sales rank: 446,190
  • File size: 7 MB

Meet the Author

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 and is co-author of Understanding Today's Natural Gas Business, Understanding Today's Electricity Business and Understanding Today's Global LNG Business.

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Table of Contents

Section One: Introduction                                                         1
Section Two: What is Electricity?                                              9
Section Three: Electric Consumers                                            21
Section Four: Generation                                                          35
Section Five: Transmission                                                        55
Section Six: Distribution                                                            63
Section Seven: Electric System Operations                                71
Section Eight: Makret Participants in the Delivery Chain             83
Section Nine: Electric Market Structures                                   93
Section Ten: Regulation in the Electric Industry                          109
Section Eleven: The Concepts of Market Restructuring              125
Section Twelve: The History of Market Restructuring                 141
Section Thirteen: Market Dynamics                                           157
Section Fourteen: Making Money and Managing Risk                173
Section Fifteen: The Future of the Electricity Business                 185
Appendix A: Glossary                                                                193
Appendix B: Units and Conversions                                           205
Appendix C: Acronyms                                                             207
Appendix D: Index                                                                    213
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