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Future of Utilities - Utilities of the Future: How technological innovations in distributed generation will reshape the electric power sector relates the latest information on the electric power sector its rapid transformation, particularly on the distribution network and customer side. Trends like the rapid rise of self-generation and distributed generation, microgrids, demand response, the dissemination of electric vehicles and zero-net energy buildings that promise to turn many consumers into prosumers are discussed. The book brings together authors from industry and academic backgrounds to present their original, cutting-edge and thought-provoking ideas on the challenges currently faced by electric utilities around the globe, the opportunities they present, and what the future might hold for both traditional players and new entrants to the sector. The book's first part lays out the present scenario, with concepts such as an integrated grid, microgrids, self-generation, customer-centric service, and pricing, while the second part focuses on how innovation, policy, regulation, and pricing models may come together to form a new electrical sector, exploring the reconfiguring of the current institutions, new rates design in light of changes to retail electricity markets and energy efficiency, and the cost and benefits of integration of distributed or intermittent generation, including coupling local renewable energy generation with electric vehicle fleets. The final section projects the future function and role of existing electrical utilities and newcomers to this sector, looking at new pathways for business and pricing models, consumer relations, technology, and innovation. Contains discussions that help readers understand the underlying causes and drivers of change in the electrical sector, and what these changes mean in financial, operational, and regulatory terms Provides thought-provoking ideas on the challenges currently faced by electric utilities around the globe, the opportunities they present, and what the future might hold for both traditional players and new entrants to the sector Helps readers anticipate what developments are likely to define the function and role of the utility of the future

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  • Author : Fereidoon P. Sioshansi
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Pages : 492 pages
  • ISBN : 0128043202
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Future of Utilities - Utilities of the Future

Future of Utilities - Utilities of the Future
  • Author : Fereidoon P. Sioshansi
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 15 March 2016
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Future of Utilities - Utilities of the Future: How technological innovations in distributed generation will reshape the electric power sector relates the latest information on the electric power sector its rapid transformation, particularly on the distribution network and customer side. Trends like the rapid rise of self-generation and distributed generation, microgrids, demand response, the dissemination of electric vehicles and zero-net energy buildings that promise to turn many consumers into prosumers are discussed. The book brings together authors from industry and

Electric Choices

Electric Choices
  • Author : Andrew N. Kleit
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release : 28 October 2021
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Electricity is one of the largest and most vital industries in the U.S. economy, with sales exceeding $200 billion annually. While electricity represents the backbone of commerce, industry, and household production, the structure of the industry has been changing in rather dramatic ways. After being heavily regulated for more than a century by local, state, regional, and federal authorities, deregulation is taking center stage. In general, deregulation results in lower prices, more product choices, and more rapid technological advances. Conversely,

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  • Author : Peter Fox-Penner
  • Publisher : Island Press
  • Release : 16 September 2014
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Few industries in the U.S. are as stuck in the past as our utilities are. In the face of growing challenges from climate change and the need for energy security, a system and a business model that each took more than a century to evolve must now be extensively retooled in the span of a few decades. Despite the need, many of the technologies and institutions needed are still being designed or tested. It is like rebuilding our entire

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Modernizing America's Electricity Infrastructure
  • Author : Mason Willrich
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release : 13 October 2017
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A comprehensive, coherent strategy for modernizing America's electricity infrastructure while ensuring affordable, reliable, secure, and environmentally sustainable electricity services. America's aging electricity infrastructure is deteriorating rapidly even as the need for highly reliable electric service—driven by the explosion of digital technology—continues to rise. Largely missing from national discussions, however, is a coherent, comprehensive national strategy for modernizing this critical infrastructure. Energy expert Mason Willrich presents just such a strategy in this book, connecting the dots across electric utilities,

Distributed Generation and Its Implications for the Utility Industry

Distributed Generation and Its Implications for the Utility Industry
  • Author : Fereidoon P. Sioshansi
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 23 June 2014
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Distributed Generation and its Implications for the Utility Industry examines the current state of the electric supply industry; the upstream and downstream of the meter; the various technological, business, and regulatory strategies; and case studies that look at a number of projects that put new models into practice. A number of powerful trends are beginning to affect the fundamentals of the electric utility business as we know it. Recent developments have led to a fundamental re-thinking of the electric supply

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  • Author : Edward G. Means
  • Publisher : American Water Works Association
  • Release : 28 October 2021
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Forty-three (43) water professionals met to discuss and develop the ten top future trends and formulate the strategies to deal with each trend. Nineteen trends are presented within this paper. The top ten trends are described along with potential implications, and coping strategies are: Energy; Drinking Water Industry Employment and Workforce Issues; Political Environment; Population and Demographic Trends;Regulatory Trends; Total Water Management; Customer Expectations; Information Technology; Utility Finances; Information Security. The nine future trends identified and discussed are: Automation; Climate

Smart Power

Smart Power
  • Author : Peter Fox-Penner
  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 05 April 2010
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Climate change and the need for better energy conservation are prompting utilities to undergo the greatest changes in their history, transforming them from regulated commodity energy firms to low-carbon network operators. The current regulatory structure, industry models, and business strategies need dramatic retooling for an era with new priorities and very different technologies. Smart Power offers anyone interested in our energy future an-depth look at the challenges electric utilities face and the strategies and new business models needed for creating

The Future of Water

The Future of Water
  • Author : Steve Maxwell,Scott Yates
  • Publisher : Amer Water Works Assn
  • Release : 01 January 2012
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Now available in paperback, this fascinating book presents scenarios for the broad trends that will have a significant impact upon future water challenges. Population growth and unchallenged water use have brought us to the brink of a worldwide water crisis. Examine what the next 100 years may bring to water use, prices, and availability--and how individuals, water utilities, industries, and countries can change the future of water. Discussions include: On home use-Grass species that live on common seawater, clothes washers that

Regulating Mergers and Acquisitions of U.S. Electric Utilities: Industry Concentration and Corporate Complication

Regulating Mergers and Acquisitions of U.S. Electric Utilities: Industry Concentration and Corporate Complication
  • Author : Scott Hempling
  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Release : 30 October 2020
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What happens when electric utility monopolies pursue their acquisition interests—undisciplined by competition, and insufficiently disciplined by the regulators responsible for replicating competition? Since the mid-1980s, mergers and acquisitions of U.S. electric utilities have halved the number of local, independent utilities. Mostly debt-financed, these transactions have converted retiree-suitable investments into subsidiaries of geographically scattered conglomerates. Written by one of the U.S.’s leading regulatory thinkers, this book combines legal, accounting, economic and financial analysis of the 30-year

The 100% Renewable Energy Journey & The Outlaw Grid

The 100% Renewable Energy Journey & The Outlaw Grid
  • Author : Ahmed Mousa
  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 03 June 2019
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The electric utility structure and priorities have changed significantly. The current focus is non-wire alternatives (NWAs) and Distributed Energy Resources (DERs); the main focus is how to attain the 30, 50 or 100% renewable mandate by the pre-defined in year. This book addresses critical questions and key challenges related to the expected renewable widespread after briefly describing the traditional electric power system: generation, transmission, substations and distribution systems. This book will discuss: DERs? Grid Impact Distribution System of the Future DER Resiliency Aging

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Understanding Electric Utilities and De-Regulation
  • Author : H. Lee Willis,Lorrin Philipson
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 03 October 2018
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Power interruptions of the scale of the North American Blackout of 2003 are rare, but they still loom as a possibility. Will the aging infrastructure fail because deregulated monopolies have no financial incentives to upgrade? Is centralized planning becoming subordinate to market forces? Understanding Electric Utilities and De-Regulation, Second Edition provides an updated, non-technical description that sheds light on the nature of the industry and the issues involved in its transition away from a regulated environment. The book begins by broadly

Sustainability in Energy and Buildings 2018

Sustainability in Energy and Buildings 2018
  • Author : Prasad Kaparaju,Robert J. Howlett,John Littlewood,Chandima Ekanyake,Ljubo Vlacic
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 30 November 2018
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This book contains selected papers from SEB-18, the Tenth International Conference on Sustainability in Energy and Buildings, which was organised by KES International and Griffith University and held in Gold Coast, Australia in June 2018. SEB-18 invited contributions on a range of topics related to sustainable buildings and renewable energy, and explored innovative topics regarding intelligent buildings and cities. Applicable areas included the sustainable design and of buildings, neighbourhoods and cities (built and natural environment); optimisation and modelling techniques; smart energy