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Electric Power Industry in Nontechnical Language
Second Edition
by Denise Warkentin-Glenn

Electric Power Industry in Nontechnical Language presents in everyday language the nuances, history, and recent developments of the electric power industry and includes updated information on utilities, merchant plants, rural cooperatives, government entities and more.

Electric Power Industry in Nontechnical Language features:

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

Contents

The Core Technical Competencies in the Electric Utility Industry

Power Generation

  • Generation Resources
  • Generation Efficiency and Capacity
  • The Generation Process
  • Electricity Production Methods
  • Generation and the Role of Fuel Diversity
  • New Technologies

Power Transmission and Distribution

  • The Bulk Power Transmission System
  • Transmission and Distribution Components
  • New Technologies

The Formation and Reformation of the Electric Utility Industry

The Beginning of the Electric Utility Industry

  • The Early History Behind the Industry
  • Major Players
  • Technology in the Making

The Electric Utility Industry as a Regulated Entity

  • Regulation Defined
  • The Early Years of Regulation
  • State Public Utility Commissions
  • Federal Regulatory Entities
  • Federal Laws Loosen their Grip

Restructuring, Standards, and Accountability

  • The Driving Forces Behind Competition
  • The Role of FERC
  • North American Electric Reliability Council
  • The Advent of the ISO and RTO
  • States Respond to Changes

Emerging Issues and Trends

The Energy Policy Act of 2005

  • Legislative Overview
  • Power Delivery
  • Provisions Specific to Rural Electric Cooperatives
  • Tax Implications
  • Energy Production Tax Credits
  • PUHCA Repeal: 70 Years of Structure Comes to an End

Transmission, Technology, and the Pursuit of Reliability

  • Transmission System Status
  • Transmission System Constraints
  • Security and System Stability
  • Cyber Security
  • The Role of Broadband Over Power Lines
  • Transmission System Upgrades

Environmental Standards and Issues

  • Clean Air Rules
  • Clean Air Interstate Rule
  • Mercury Rule
  • Ozone Rules
  • Fine Particle Rules
  • Ultra-Clean Power Plants

The Electric Utility Industry as a Business Enterprise

  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Energy Service Companies Rise to the Occasion

Appendicies

Index

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Electric Power Industry in Nontechnical Language
Second Edition
by Denise Warkentin-Glenn

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