Understanding Electric Utilities And De-regulationeBook - 1998
This easy to understand guide to electric utilities and their newly de-regulated structure provides a thorough review of the past, present, and future of the wholesale and retail electric power industry. Offers a simple but complete description of de-regulation, including why governments favored de-regulation how de-regulation is implemented political, engineering, and business factors where and when de-regulation has occurred how the new electric industry works who benefits and who loses from de-regulation Understanding Electric Utilities and De-Regulation explains the structure of the "de-regulated" electric power industry, including the competitive wholesale and retail levels, the continuing monopoly-franchise "wires" business functions, and the nascent retail energy services sector presents a tutorial on electricity, electric power, and the history of the industry, covering power systems and equipment, utilities, customer needs, and related issues summarizes the numerous entities that have become major industry players in the wake of de-regulation assesses various new technologies, including automation, solar, wind power, and distributed generation clarifies the differences between transmission and distribution as well as closed versus open access power systems reviews system operating measures, reserve capacity, bases for pricing power, and dealing with transmission congestion compares de-regulation industry structures from around the world and much more Including key references, tables, and drawings, and written in an easy-to-read, straightforward style, Understanding Electric Utilities and De-Regulation will benefit technical and nontechnical professionals, supervisors, business analysts, and managers at electric utility companies, and public utility commissions in government and at consulting companies. Electrical engineers, energy efficiency analysts, and system operators in the power industry will als
Publisher: New York : M. Dekker, 1998.
Characteristics: xii, 370 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.