This book is unique in gathering under one over all the elements of electricity economics and planning, both for the traditional approach and for the new developments of the 1990s, e.g. privatisation, competition, deregulation and more efficient markets and pricing. All the fundamental institutional aspects of electricity in the 1990s are also discussed, particularly relevant at a time when the utilities of the developed world are being restructured, those of the ex-centrally planned economies are being profoundly reorganised and those of developing countries have enormous debt problems. The book describes how these challenges of the 1990s are to be understood and met.
- Chapter 2: Electricity sector assessment
- Chapter 3: Demand forecasting, management and reliability
- Chapter 4: Efficiency, conservation and the environment
- Chapter 5: Public versus private
- Chapter 6: Pricing
- Chapter 7: Development programmes
- Chapter 8: Developing countries
Tom Berrie first spent 20 years as an engineer-economist with the UK electricity supply industry on generation, transmission and distribution planning and economics. He was then a senior Public Utility Economist with the World Bank in Washington DC. For the last 16 years he has been an independent consultant to the World Bank, UKODA. The Crown Agents, the Monopolies and Mergers Commission and several large consulting firms. He is a part author of three books and the sole author of two including Power System Economics published by the IEE in 1983. He is well known for his pioneering work in electricity spot pricing and in the last few years, his publishing and lecturing on electricity privatisation, deregulation, competition, market clearing and accountability.