Power Industry Dictionary

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This quick reference offers a broad spectrum of nearly 4,000 industry terms and phrases. Terms used in generation, transmission, and distribution can be found here, along with common business and billing language and terms related to the major governmental and industry regulations. Environmental terms and phrases relevant to the electric power industry are also included. As a convenience, additional reference material is located in the back of this volume, including an assortment of conversion tables, a table of the chemical elements and their associated symbols and weights, and a contact list of prominent industry organizations.

Features & Benefits

  • More than 4,000 entries
  • Definitions
  • Altitude-pressure temperature density table of air
  • Chemical elements
  • Basic conversion factors
  • US and International unit measurement parameters
  • Metric-English systems conversion factors
  • Common units
  • Weights and measures
  • Electric power industry contact list


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

About the Author

Ann Chambers is author of several PennWell top-selling books. She served as managing editor for PennWell’s 1998 and 1999 editions of the International Electric Power Encyclopedia. Ms. Chambers is a former editor and writer for Power Engineering and Power Engineering International and an author of PennWell’s Power Industry Abbreviator. She earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism and English from Oklahoma State University.

Susan Kerr

Type: Hardcover
Size: 6 x 9 inches
Pages: 388
Published: 1996
ISBN: 9780878146055

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