Understanding Today's Electricity Business

  • ID: 4318260
  • Book
  • 230 pages
  • Enerdynamics
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This 230-page detailed overview of the North American electric industry presents a clear-cut look at how the industry operates. Topics covered include the major industry players, regulation, the various deregulated market structures, the physical electric system and how it's operated, market dynamics, how industry players make money and manage risk, and much more. The book is ideal for those new to the industry, as well as veterans who need a "big picture" perspective of the electric business. The book is easy-to-read, contains a number of charts and diagrams to help simplify complex industry concepts, and includes a glossary and list of acronyms.

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SECTION ONE: INTRODUCTION                                              
Today's Electricity Marketplace
Electricity ln Modern Society
A Brief History of Electricity

SECTION TWO: WHAT IS ELECTRICITY?                                   
How Electricity is Created                                                
How Electricity is Used  to Perform Useful  Tasks                
The Key Component of  the Electric Delivery System                          
The Key Physical Properties of on Electric Delivery System         
Electricity Cannot be Stored                              
The Path of Electrical Flow is Difficult to Control                    
Disturbances Travel Very Quickly and are Hard to Contain
Outages and Sigiificont Voltage or Frequency Fluctuations ore Not Acceptible
The Foor Key Physical Sectors of the Electricity Business    

SECTION THREE: ELECTRIC CONSUMERS
Residential Customers               
Commercial Customers
Industrial Customers
Aggregate Demond Curves

SECTION FOUR: GENERATION
Types of Generation
Cool
Nuclear     
Natural Gas
Hydro 
Fuel oil
Renewables
Distributed Generation
Environmental Considerations
Electric Generation
Supplemental Reserves
Voltage Support
Decentralized
Integrated Regulation
Deregulation
The Current Supply/Demand Situation in the US
Pricing

Appendix B: Units and Conversions

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