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Power Loss The Origins of Deregulation and Restructuring in the American Electric Utility System

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ISBN-10: 026208273X

ISBN-13: 9780262082730

Edition: 1999

Authors: Richard F. Hirsh

List price: $95.00
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In the late 1990s, Americans for the first time found themselves in the position of being able to choose an electricity provider. In this book, Richard F. Hirsh explains how and why this radical restructuring has occured.
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Book details

List price: $95.00
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 12/3/1999
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 418
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.134
Language: English

Acknowledgments
List of Acronyms
Introduction
The Utility Consensus and Initial Challenges it Faced
Creation of the Utility Consensus
Utility Managers Gain Dominance
Stresses on the Consensus
PURPA and the Threat to Utility Elites
The Context and Creation of PURPA
Implementation of PURPA's Section 210
Radical Technologies in the PURPA Era
PURPA, Natural Monopoly, and Market Principles
Novel Ideas and Empowerment of New Parties
The Mainstreaming of Conservation
First Implementation of Conservation Principles by Utilities
The Growth of Regulatory Activism
The Further Evolution of Novel Approaches
Creation of a New Consensus?
Profits and Progress from the Collaborative Movement
Regulation Reconsidered
Restructuring and the Passing of the Power Elites
Conclusion: The Altered Politics of Power and the End of the Utility Consensus
Selected Information Regarding the American Electric Utility System
Bibliographic Note
Notes
Index