Electric Power Industry in Nontechnical Language

Electric Power Industry in Nontechnical Language

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The electric power industry is undergoing the greatest transformation in its 100-year history. In readable, concise fashion, author Denise Warkentin explains how the electric industry works and what changes are in store. After briefly tracing the history of the industry, she details how different segments are structured and work together. Investor-owned, consumer-owned, and government-owned utilities are explained, as are rural cooperatives and independent power producers. Other issues addressed include deregulation, the emergence of energy marketers, and the impact of ongoing mergers, acquisitions, and consolidations.The resulting steam then turns the turbine blades that turn the shaft of the generator to produce electricity. ... units can be installed at a variety of site locations because their compact size is usually less than 100 megawatts. ... are removed to a waste-heat recovery steam boiler where the water is heated to produce steam that, in turn, produces electricity by running a second steam- turbine generator.

Title:Electric Power Industry in Nontechnical Language
Author:Denise Warkentin-Glenn
Publisher:PennWell Books - 1998


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