Taylor & Francis Publishing This volume provides a thorough review of the past, present and future of the wholesale and retail electic power industry. It includes tutorial chapters on electric utility function and structure, electricity and power, the uses of electric power, and more. The authors provide a simple but complete discussion of de-regulation and explain the structure of the de-regulated electric power industry, including the competitive wholesale and retail levels, the retail energy services sector, and more.
Book News A broad view for technical and non-technical personnel at electric companies, public utility regulators, consultants, and others connected to or interested in the wholesale and retail electric power industry. Explains the structure of the new deregulated industry; introduces the basics of electricity and electric power, and the history of the industry; surveys the many entities that have become major plays in the wake of deregulation; assesses various new technologies; clarifies the differences between transmission and distribution and between closed and open access power systems; reviews system operating measures, reserve capacity, bases for pricing, and dealing with transmission congestion; and compares the structure of analogous industries around the world. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.