Understanding Electric Power Systems: An Overview of the Technology and the Marketplace

Understanding Electric Power Systems: An Overview of the Technology and the Marketplace

Author(s): Jack Casazza, Frank Delea

Published Online: 19 MAR 2004

Print ISBN: 9780471446521

Online ISBN: 9780471667858

DOI: 10.1002/0471667854

About this Book

The Enron scandal notwithstanding, it is important for professionals in the electric power industry and related positions gain a solid understanding of electric power systems and how they work. Written by two veteran power company managers and respected experts, this is a real-world view of electric power systems, how they operate, how the organizations are structured, and how electricity is regulated and priced.

A comprehensive overview of the electric power industry from the inside
Covers electric power system components, electricity consumption, generation, transmission, distribution, electric utility operation, electric system control, power system reliability, government regulation, utility rate making, and financial considerations.

Includes an extensive glossary of key terms used in the U.S. and also definitions for terms used worldwide

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