Electric Utility Restructuring: A Guide to the Competitive Era
This overview of the complex issues facing the electric utilities industry will clarify the economic and political presures driving deregulation, and also shed light on the potential conflicts.
This highly readable, expertly written book will enable readers to understand and analyze future policy options, determine the risks, and tackle new marketing opportunities.
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PART I: Introduction to the Electric Utility Industry
Chapter 1: Origins of the Modern Deregulation Debate
Chapter 2: How Power Systems Work
Chapter 3: Power System Long-Term Planning
Chapter 4: Determinants of Electric Industry Structure
Chapter 5: Industry Structure: Past, Present, and Future
PART II: Competitive Electricity Markets
Chapter 6: Building-Blocks for the New Power Marketplace
Chapter 7: Competitive Power Markets: The Short Run
Chapter 8: Market Performance and Regulation in the Long Run
Chapter 9: Customer Choice, New Retail Services, and the Distribution System
Chapter 10: The Costs and Benefits of Retail Choice
PART III: Public Interest and the Electricity Industry
Chapter 11: Universal Service and Low-Income Ratepayers
Chapter 12: Environmental Quality
Chapter 13: Energy Efficiency ("DSM") and Restructuring
Chapter 14: Renewable Energy and Fuel Diversity
Chapter 15: Network Reliability
Chapter 16: Stranded Costs
Chapter 17: Conclusion