Technological advances in generation, transmission, distribution, and system operation are changing and will continue to change the industry in the coming years. Fully updated to reflect recent changes to regulation, structure, and technology, this second edition of
Understanding Electric Power Systems provides a real-world view of electric power systems, how they operate, how the organizations are structured, and how electricity is regulated and priced. Written for individuals in government, business, educational institutions, this updated version of a classic explains concepts and jargon of the electric power industry to the layperson.
JACK CASAZZA is an electrical engineer with wide experience in the electric power profession as an executive, researcher, economist, and consultant. He has served as vice president in a major utility responsible for electric and gas planning and research, as a member of the Board of directors of the Georgia System Operating Co., and as chairman of the U.S. Technical Committee of CIGRE. Casazza is the author of six books on electric power policy and technology and founded the American Education Institute. An IEEE Life Fellow, he received the Halperin Award for his contributions to the development of the national transmission system.
FRANK DELEA is retired from Consolidated Edison Company, where he had a wide range of assignments giving him insight into planning, operational, financial, organizational, and legal issues. He was the company's chief electric planning engineer, its chief forecast engineer, its first project manager for rate cases, and a corporate planning director. He is an IEEE Senior Member. Since his retirement, Delea has conducted many short courses in technical, business, and regulatory issues relating to electric power systems for non-engineers.