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Power System Restructuring and Deregulation: Trading, Performance and Information Technology

Power System Restructuring and Deregulation: Trading, Performance and Information Technology

Loi Lei Lai (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-470-84611-7 April 2002 498 Pages


The restructuring and deregulation of the power utility industry is resulting in significant competitive, technological and regulatory changes. Independent power producers, power marketers and brokers have added a new and significant dimension to the task of maintaining a reliable electric system. Power System Restructuring and Deregulation provides comprehensive coverage of the technological advances, which have helped redesign the ways in which utility companies manage their business.

With the aid of practical case studies, an international panel of contributors address the most up to date problems and their solutions in a cohesive manner, making this book indispensable to graduates and engineers in the power industry field.

  • Presents state of the art techniques in power industry restructuring
  • Includes applications of new technology in power industry deregulation
  • Includes practical examples of changes in load forecasting techniques and methods
  • International contributors offer a global perspective detailing power utility restructuring and deregulation from various countries
Energy Generation under the New Environment

Deregulation of Electric Utilities

Competitive Wholesale Electricity Markets

Distribution in a Deregulated Market

Transmission Expansion in the New Environment

Transmission Open Access

Electric Power Industry Restructuring in China

Flexible AC Transmission Systems (FACTS)

Asset Management

Power Quality

Information Technology Applications

Application of the Internet to Power System Monitoring and Trading

"a valuable be highly recommended" (Power Engineering Journal, February 2002)
"... a useful addition to a corporate or university library because of the quality of writing and topics covered..." (The Journal of Energy Literature, Vol. VIII, No. 1, 2002)