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Electric power industry: in nontechnical language

Author: Warkentin-Glenn, Denise Series: PennWell nontechnical Publisher: PennWell , 2006.Edition: 2nd ed.Language: EnglishDescription: 294 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 1593700679Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index and glossary
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Book Europe Campus
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Print HC2000 .E6 W37 2006
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Includes bibliographical references and index and glossary

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Electric Power Industry in Nontechnical Language Contents Preface................................................................................................................. ix Acknowledgments................................................................................................ xi Part I: The Core Technical Competencies ............................................... 1 in the Electric Utility Industry 1 Power Generation.............................................................................................. 3 Generation Resources................................................................................. 4 Generation Efficiency and Capacity........................................................... 9 The Generation Process............................................................................ 11 Electricity Production Methods................................................................ 16 Generation and the Role of Fuel Diversity............................................... 28 New Technologies.................................................................................... 39 2 Power Transmission and Distribution..............................................................55 The Bulk Power Transmission System..................................................... 56 Transmission and Distribution Components............................................ 62 New Technologies.................................................................................... 77 Part II: The Formation and Reformation ................................................83 of the Electric Utility Industry 3 The Beginning of the Electric Utility Industry................................................. 85 The Early Years........................................................................................ 85 Major Players............................................................................................ 87 4 The Electric Utility Industry as a Regulated Entity......................................... 99 The Early Years of Regulation................................................................. 99 State Public Utility Commissions........................................................... 103 Federal Regulatory Entities.................................................................... 105 Federal Laws Loosen Their Grip............................................................ 113 5 Restructuring, Standards, and Accountability ............................................. 121 The Driving Forces Behind Competition............................................... 122 The Role of FERC.................................................................................. 123 North American Electric Reliability Council......................................... 124 The Advent of the ISO and RTO............................................................ 126 States Respond to Changes..................................................................... 129 Part III: Emerging Issues and Trends................................................ 131 6 The Energy Policy Act of 2005.................................................................. 133 Legislative Overview.............................................................................133 Power Delivery...................................................................................... 138 Provisions Specific to Rural Electric Cooperatives.............................. 140 Tax Implications.................................................................................... 141 Energy Production Tax Credits............................................................. 142 PUHCA Repeal: 70 Years of Structure Comes to an End.................... 144 7 Transmission, Technology, and the Pursuit of Reliability...................... 147 Transmission System Status.................................................................. 147 Transmission System Constraints..........................................................153 Security and System Stability................................................................155 Cyber Security....................................................................................... 161 The Role of Broadband over Power Lines............................................ 164 Transmission System Upgrades.............................................................165 8 Environmental Standards and Issues....................................................... 171 Clean Air Rules..................................................................................... 171 Clean Air Interstate Rule....................................................................... 172 Mercury Rule......................................................................................... 174 Ozone Rules...........................................................................................176 Fine Particle Rules.................................................................................177 Ultra-Clean Power Plants...................................................................... 177 9 The Electric Utility Industry as a Business Enterprise........................... 179 Mergers and Acquisitions......................................................................180 Energy Service Companies Rise to the Occasion................................. 181 Conclusion............................................................................................. 182 Appendix A.....................................................................................................183 Appendix B..................................................................................................... 253 Appendix C.....................................................................................................269 Appendix D.....................................................................................................271 Bibliography................................................................................................... 283 Index................................................................................................................285

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