Electric Power Industry in Nontechnical Language, 2nd Edition / Edition 2

Electric Power Industry in Nontechnical Language, 2nd Edition / Edition 2

by Denise Warkentin-Glenn
ISBN-10:
1593700679
ISBN-13:
9781593700676
Pub. Date:
03/05/2006
Publisher:
PennWell Corporation

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Overview

Electric Power Industry in Nontechnical Language, 2nd Edition / Edition 2

In the second edition of this bestseller, Denise Warkentin-Glenn presents in everyday language the nuances, history, and recent developments of the electric power industry. This new version includes updated information on utilities, merchant plants, rural cooperatives, government entities and more. It also has new chapters covering the 2005 Energy Policy Act, environmental standards, and updates to industry mergers and acquisitions. This important edition gives a comprehensive look at our country's most critical economic driver.

Key Features:
• Impacts of new regulation
• Simple and clear explanations of generation, transmission and governance
• How cleaner fuels and new technology are transforming the industry
• The newest environmental standards

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781593700676
Publisher: PennWell Corporation
Publication date: 03/05/2006
Edition description: Revised Edition
Pages: 306
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Part I: The core technical competencies in the electric utility industry
• Power generation
• Power transmission and distribution
Part II: The formation and reformation of the electric utility industry
• The beginning of the electric utility industry
• The electric utility industry as a regulated entity
• Restructuring, standards, and accountability
Part III: Emerging issues and trends
• The Energy Policy Act of 2005
• Transmission, technology, and the pursuit of reliability
• Environmental standards and issues
• The electric utility industry as a business enterprise
Appendices:
• A. Glossary
• B. Acronyms
• C. Units of measure
• D. Industry contracts
• Bibliography
• Author biography
• Index

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