Electric Power Industry in Nontechnical Language, Second Edition

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This book is, simply put, the layman’s handbook. The text you are about to read is specifically written for all those non-technical individuals who are wanting to learn the fundamentals of one of the largest and most fascinating industries in the world. This book presents in everyday language the nuances, history, and recent developments of the electric power industry. This new version includes updated information on utilities, merchant plants, rural cooperatives, government entities and more. It also has new chapters covering the 2005 Energy Policy Act, environmental standards, and updates to industry mergers and acquisitions. This important edition gives a comprehensive look at our country's most critical economic driver.

Features & Benefits

  • Impacts of new regulation
  • Simple and clear explanation of generation, transmission and governance
  • How cleaner fuels and new technology are transforming the industry
  • The newest environmental standards


  • Field level personnel
  • Management
  • Energy lending and finance professionals
  • Anyone who seeks to understand how, or relies upon, energy markets
  • Students

About the Author

Denise Warkentin-Glenn previously served as managing editor of Energy Marketing and Electric Light & Power magazines, Warkentin is the best-selling author of Energy Marketing Handbook: a Nontechnical Guide published by PennWell in 1996. She is a frequent guest speaker at industry conferences and electric utility trade group meetings and also teaches seminars on a variety of topics.

Warkentin holds a BA in journalism from the University of Oklahoma. She has been writing on business, regulatory, environmental, and legal issues for 13 years and has served as an active communicator of events surrounding the electric power and natural gas markets for six years. In 1997 and 1998, she was inducted as a member of the International Who's Who of Professionals.

Type: Hardcover
Size: 6x9
Pages: 306
Published: 2006
ISBN: 9781593700676

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