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Evolution of Global Electricity Markets

New paradigms, new challenges, new approaches

  • 1st Edition - June 10, 2013
  • Author: Fereidoon Sioshansi
  • Language: English
  • Hardback ISBN:
    9 7 8 - 0 - 1 2 - 3 9 7 8 9 1 - 2
  • eBook ISBN:
    9 7 8 - 0 - 1 2 - 3 9 7 9 0 6 - 3

Get the latest on rapidly evolving global electricity markets direct from the scholars andthought leaders who are shaping reform. In this volume, dozens of world-class ex… Read more

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Get the latest on rapidly evolving global electricity markets direct from the scholars andthought leaders who are shaping reform. In this volume, dozens of world-class expertsfrom diverse regions provide a comprehensive assessment of the relevant issues intoday’s electricity markets.

Amid a seething backdrop of rising energy prices, concerns about environmentaldegradation, and the introduction of distributed sources and smart grids, increasinglystringent demands are being placed on the electric power sector to provide a morereliable, efficient delivery infrastructure, and more rational, cost-reflective prices. Thisbook maps out the electric industry’s new paradigms, challenges and approaches,providing invaluable global perspective on this host of new and pressing issues beinginvestigated by research institutions worldwide. Companies engaged in the powersector’s extensive value chain including utilities, generation, transmission & distributioncompanies, retailers, suppliers, regulators, market designers, and the investment &financial rating community will benefit from gaining a more nuanced understanding ofthe impacts of key market design and restructuring choices. How can problems beavoided? Why do some restructured markets appear to function better than others?Which technological implementations represent the best investments? Whichregulatory mechanisms will best support these new technologies? What lessons canbe learned from experiences in Norway, Australia, Texas, or the U.K.? Thesequestions and many more are undertaken by the brightest minds in the industry in thisone comprehensive, cutting-edge resource.