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Sustainable Electricity

Case Studies from Electric Power Companies in North America

  • Jessica Fox

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxii
  2. Jessica Fox, Anda Ray
    Pages 1-6
  3. Monika Maeckle, Lisa Clyde, Kim Stoker
    Pages 75-89
  4. Patricia Ireland
    Pages 91-110
  5. Christopher D. Gould, William J. Brady, Melanie Dickersbach, Bruce Alexander, Alfred Picardi
    Pages 151-167
  6. Dawn Wilson, Ron Gales, Pat Adams
    Pages 211-224
  7. Tiffany Foster, Monte Lee Matthews, David Matthews, Hill Henry, Shannon O’Quinn
    Pages 225-239
  8. Jessica Fox
    Pages 257-262
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 263-264

About this book

Introduction

·         Offers rare insights into the steps, process, and challenges for advancing sustainable electricity in North America

·         Case studies explain how companies have balanced conflicting priorities to become leaders in water management, renewable energy, climate resiliency and sustainability

·         Highlights best practices and advises about likely hurdles to provide an informative resource and templates for success

This resource is the first-ever compilation of industry-authored case studies on how power companies are making strides toward achieving sustainable electricity in North America. The book features recent game changing efforts, candid insider stories about challenges and process, and forecasts for the next decade of innovation.  Each chapter shares topic-focused case studies regarding the reality of implementing operational changes and strategies that will lead to sustainable electricity.  Key technical staff and managers from top companies candidly report on failures, insights, trade-offs, internal process, resulting improvements to operational efficiencies, and natural resource and stakeholder benefits.  Electric power company managers seeking to identify specific opportunities and understand the process for advancing sustainability in their own organizations will discover solid paths forward through potentially treacherous terrain. Educated stakeholders, agencies, and regulators will benefit from the greater understanding of the reality of realizing change in the electric power industry engendered by this unique strategic resource.

Keywords

Demand-side management Distributed generation Electric power Energy efficiency Power grid resilience Power grids Power utilities Smart grid Sustainable electricity Sustainable power

Editors and affiliations

  • Jessica Fox
    • 1
  1. 1.Electric Power Research Institute,Palo AltoUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-28953-3
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-28951-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-28953-3
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