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Optimal Pricing and Investment in Electricity Supply An Esay in Applied Welfare Economics

Optimal Pricing and Investment in Electricity Supply An Esay in Applied Welfare Economics

Author: Ralph Turvey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2019

Originally published in 1968, this book was one of the first full-scale published studies of the principles of investment planning and of the structure of marginal costs in a public enterprise. The concepts involved were more developed and applied in the world's electricity industries than elsewhere, and this book will be of interest to both engineers and administrators who are concerned with electricity supply, by setting out the characteristics of investment planning in this sector and the implications for cost analysis.

2016 electricity profiles

2016 electricity profiles

Author: United Nations: Department of Economic and Social Affairs: Statistics Division Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/07/2019

The 2016 Electricity Profiles contains electricity profiles for about 230 countries and territories, providing detailed information on production, trade and consumption of electricity, net installed capacity and thermal power plant input and efficiency for most countries, on an internationally comparable basis. It is published by the United Nations Statistics Division with the aim of providing an overall picture of the electricity sector of such countries and areas. Electricity production and electric installed capacity are disaggregated by source, as coming from Combustible fuels, Hydro, Nuclear and Other sources; and by type of producer, whether from main activity producers or autoproducers.

Electricity Restructuring in the United States Markets and Policy from the 1978 Energy Act to the Present

Electricity Restructuring in the United States Markets and Policy from the 1978 Energy Act to the Present

Author: Steve Isser Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/05/2019

The electric utility industry in the US is technologically complex, and its structure as a classic network industry makes it intricate in business terms as well, so deregulation of such a complicated industry was a particularly detailed process. Steve Isser provides a detailed and comprehensive analysis of the history of the transformation of this complex industry from the 1978 Energy Policy Act to the present, covering the economic, legal, regulatory, and political issues and controversies in the transition from regulated utilities to competitive electricity markets. The book is a multidisciplinary study that includes a comprehensive review of the economic literature on electricity markets, the political environment of electricity policymaking, administrative and regulatory rulemaking, and the federal case law that restrained state and federal regulation of electricity. Isser offers a valuable case study of the pitfalls and problems associated with the deregulation of a complex network industry.

The Technological and Economic Future of Nuclear Power

The Technological and Economic Future of Nuclear Power

Author: Reinhard Haas Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/05/2019

This open access book discusses the eroding economics of nuclear power for electricity generation as well as technical, legal, and political acceptance issues. The use of nuclear power for electricity generation is still a heavily disputed issue. Aside from technical risks, safety issues, and the unsolved problem of nuclear waste disposal, the economic performance is currently a major barrier. In recent years, the costs have skyrocketed especially in the European countries and North America. At the same time, the costs of alternatives such as photovoltaics and wind power have significantly decreased.

Neoliberal Structural Change and the Electricity Sector A Regulationist Analysis

Neoliberal Structural Change and the Electricity Sector A Regulationist Analysis

Author: Lynne (University of Sydney, Australia) Chester Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/02/2019

This book presents an unparalleled account of the drivers and outcomes of electricity sector liberalisation, and argues that this industrial restructuring has created pervasive threats to long-term economic growth, financial market stability, environmental degradation and society's well-being. The hegemony of neoliberalism has led to the radical restructuring of industry sectors of which electricity is a very prominent example. Australia has been at the forefront of this restructuring with a more liberalised electricity sector than the UK, the European Union or the US. Electricity sector restructuring is generally treated as synonymous with regulatory change and the creation of electricity trading markets. Using the Australian electricity sector as a case study, this book strongly demonstrates that the transformation of all electricity sectors has been driven by a much wider range of forces. This book, however, goes beyond the drivers of electricity sector liberalisation which provide the context for the book's three fundamental objectives. First, the book aims to present a cogent analysis of the immediate and short-term outcomes of this global restructuring. Secondly, it reveals the more widespread and insidious longer-term consequences of this industry restructuring and proposes policy solutions to prevent them becoming hallmarks of 21st century capitalism. Finally, the book seeks to demonstrate the strengths of a regulationist analysis to explain structural change; it sets it against mainstream neoclassical economics, which is limited to the economic and quantitative. By examining the real, complex and often contradictory nature of change this book provides both a contribution to the evolution of regulation theory and important new insights into neoliberal electricity sector restructuring.

Electricity-sector Reforms in the MENA Region Evaluation and Prospects

Electricity-sector Reforms in the MENA Region Evaluation and Prospects

Author: Leila Benali Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/10/2018

This book uses electricity-sector reforms to question some of the preconceived ideas concerning the MENA region and to provide a broader analysis of related political economy issues. It presents potential further developments of MENA's electricity-sector reforms, taking into consideration the region's unique constraints and opportunities, and discusses the practical limits of reform and deregulation. Specifically, it examines the relationship between reforms and oil prices from a new perspective and presents alternatives to the Single Buyer Model. Complementing existing research on electricity-sector reforms in other emerging markets, the book provides a new analytical framework for assessing reforms that can be easily applied to other markets and sectors.

China's Electricity Sector

China's Electricity Sector

Author: Leo Lester Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/03/2018

This book provides a concise introduction to China's electricity sector, suitable for university students and business analysts. It is business focused, combining an introduction from an established regional electricity consultancy with five academic chapters covering governance, market stakeholders and reform, wind and solar power, environmental regulation, and developments in financing. It is written in an accessible but rigorous style for people with limited knowledge of the topic, with minimal jargon but full referencing throughout the academic chapters. Each academic chapter starts with a summary and three key points to guide the reader's understanding.

Electricity Markets with Increasing Levels of Renewable Generation: Structure, Operation, Agent-based Simulation, and Emerging Designs

Electricity Markets with Increasing Levels of Renewable Generation: Structure, Operation, Agent-based Simulation, and Emerging Designs

Author: Fernando Lopes Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/02/2018

This book describes the common ground between electricity markets (EMs) and software agents (or artificial intelligence generally). It presents an up-to-date introduction to EMs and intelligent agents, and offers a comprehensive description of the research advances and key achievements related to existing and emerging market designs to reliably and efficiently manage the potential challenges of variable generation (VG). Most EMs are unique in their complex relationships between economics and the physics of energy, but were created without the notion that large penetrations of variable generation (VG) would be part of the supply mix. An advanced multi-agent approach simulates the behavior of power markets over time, particularly markets with large-scale penetrations of renewable resources. It is intended as a reference book for researchers, academics and industry practitioners, but given the scope of the chapters and the highly accessible style, the book also provides a coherent foundation for several different graduate courses.

Power System Economic and Market Operations

Power System Economic and Market Operations

Author: Jin (The University of Hong Kong, PR of China) Zhong Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/01/2018

Power system operation is one of the important issues in the power industry. The book aims to provide readers with the methods and algorithms to save the total cost in electricity generation and transmission. It begins with traditional power systems and builds into the fundamentals of power system operation, economic dispatch (ED), optimal power flow (OPF), and unit commitment (UC). The book covers electricity pricing mechanisms, such as nodal pricing and zonal pricing, based on Security-Constrained ED (SCED) or SCUC. The operation of energy market and ancillary service market are also explored. It covers a wide range of interesting topics, which could be very useful for understanding the main phenomena ruling power systems economy (such as Optimal Power Flow analysis and unit Commitments). It addresses topics widely treated in the literature, hence it is important to outline its distinctive features compared to other similar books. The book is well structured and well balanced. -Alfredo Vaccaro, University of Sannio, Italy

Optimal Pricing and Investment in Electricity Supply An Esay in Applied Welfare Economics

Optimal Pricing and Investment in Electricity Supply An Esay in Applied Welfare Economics

Author: Ralph Turvey Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/09/2017

Originally published in 1968, this book was one of the first full-scale published studies of the principles of investment planning and of the structure of marginal costs in a public enterprise. The concepts involved were more developed and applied in the world's electricity industries than elsewhere, and this book will be of interest to both engineers and administrators who are concerned with electricity supply, by setting out the characteristics of investment planning in this sector and the implications for cost analysis.

Electricity in Africa The Politics of Transformation in Uganda

Electricity in Africa The Politics of Transformation in Uganda

Author: Christopher D. Gore Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/08/2017

No country has managed to develop beyond a subsistence economy without ensuring at least minimum access to electricity for the majority of its population. Yet many sub-Saharan African countries struggle to meet demand. Why is this, and what can be done to reduce energy poverty and further Africa's development? Examining the politics and processes surrounding electricity infrastructure, provision and reform, the author provides an overview of historical and contemporary debates about access in the sub-continent, and explores the shifting role and influence of national governments and of multilateral agencies in energy reform decisions. He describes a challenging political environment for electricity supply, with African governments becoming increasingly frustrated with the rules and the processes of multilateral donors. Civil society also began to question reform choices, and governments in turn looked to new development partners, such as China, to chart a fresh path of energy transformation. Drawing on over fifteen years of research on Uganda, which has one of the lowest levels of access to electricity in Africa and has struggled to construct several, large hydroelectric dams on the Nile, Gore argues that there is a critical need to recognize how the changing political and social context in African countries, and globally, has affected the capacity to fulfil national energy goals, minimize energy poverty and transform economies. Christopher Gore is Associate Professor, Department of Politics and Public Administration, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada.