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Sustainable Electricity: Case Studies from Electric Power Companies in North America

Sustainable Electricity: Case Studies from Electric Power Companies in North America

by Jessica Fox


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This resource is the first-ever compilation of industry-authored case studies on how power companies are making strides toward achieving sustainable electricity in North America. The book features recent game changing efforts, candid insider stories about challenges and process, and forecasts for the next decade of innovation. Each chapter shares topic-focused case studies regarding the reality of implementing operational changes and strategies that will lead to sustainable electricity. Key technical staff and managers from top companies candidly report on failures, insights, trade-offs, internal process, resulting improvements to operational efficiencies, and natural resource and stakeholder benefits. Electric power company managers seeking to identify specific opportunities and understand the process for advancing sustainability in their own organizations will discover solid paths forward through potentially treacherous terrain. Educated stakeholders, agencies, and regulators will benefit from the greater understanding of the reality of realizing change in the electric power industry engendered by this unique strategic resource.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783319804620
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Publication date: 04/26/2018
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2016
Pages: 264
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Jessica Fox is a Sr. Program Manager at the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), where she has pioneered work on ecosystem services, environmental markets, and sustainability. She leads EPRI’s Energy Sustainability Interest Group, a collaborative forum for electric power company sustainability managers to strategically advance sustainable generation and distribution of electricity; this effort includes over 40 electric utilities and is the largest collective group in the industry addressing sustainability. Ms. Fox manages the Ohio River Basin Water Quality Trading Project, which is the world’s first interstate credit trading program for nutrients. Her projects on ecosystem services and sustainability focus on creating a business case for day-to-day corporate decision making through the use of scientific models, cost-benefit considerations, and executive rational. Scientific credibility combined with proven success at teambuilding, conflict resolution, and fundraising allows Ms. Fox to execute complex, multifaceted projects. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences with focus on Molecular Biology from UC Davis, and a Master’s degree in Conservation Biology from Stanford University.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Defining Sustainable Electricity.- American Electric Power: Stakeholder Engagement and Company Culture.- BC Hydro: How Demand Side Management Can Help Utilities Achieve Triple Bottom Line Outcomes.- Consolidated Edison Company of New York: Distributed Generation.- CPS Energy: Clean Energy, Community, and Business Vitality.- DTE Energy: Water Management.- Duke Energy: Engaging Employees in Sustainability.- Entergy: Climate Change Resiliency and Adaptation.- Exelon Corporation – Strategic Greenhouse Gas Management.- Hoosier Energy Rural Electric Cooperative, Inc.: The Rural Cooperative Perspective.- Los Angeles Department of Water and Power: Energy Efficiency For Our City and Our Customers.- Southern California Edison: Renewable Energy.- TVA: Balancing Aquatic Biodiversity, River Management, and Power Generation.- The Fourth Energy Wave: The Sustainable Consumer is Knocking.

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