EL&P’s editors recommend books of the month for June

June 18, 2003 — EL&P’s editors recommend books for further reading about selected topics in this month’s issue. Visit www.pennwell-store.com or phone 800-752-9764 for more information on any of these selected books plus many more electric power titles and products.

For further reading about distributed generation:

“Distributed Generation: A Nontechnical Guide,” by Ann Chambers, with Barry Schnoor & Stephanie Hamilton.

Get up-to-date with the technologies associated with DG, including diesel engines, gas-fired internal combustion generator sets, fuel cell systems, microturbines and photovoltaic systems in easy-to-understand language. 283 pages/2001

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For more information on emissions:

“Emissions Trading: Environmental Policy’s New Approach,” by Richard F. Kosobud, Douglas L. Schreder, and Holly M. Biggs.

Presents the work of an outstanding group of contributors on the successes and limitations of this new and exciting incentive-based tool for reducing environmental pollutants. By including the comments of emitters, regulators, public interest group representatives, and academics, the book reveals the criticisms, disagreements, and growing resolution of numerous environmental questions. 331 pages/2000

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For additional information about transmission & distribution safety and training:

“Lineman’s Quick Reference on Wood Safety,” by Philip Mason Opsal.

This vital quick reference for professional linemen demonstrates the many safety factors that must be considered while operating on and around a system’s wood structures. A brief background for the material is followed by 100 full-color illustrations of actual conditions linemen encounter while working on T&D systems. 133 pages/1996

Utility Pole Safety & Management Video Series, by Philip Mason Opsal.
Lineman’s Safety/20 min/1996
Pole Management/20 min/1996
Pole Maintenance/20 min/1996


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To learn more about AMR:

“A Guide to Utility Automation: AMR and IT Systems for Electric Power,” by Michael Wiebe.

Wiebe explains how electricity is distributed, measured, and billed in order to find new solutions needed in an increasingly competitive market. He also reviews U.S. deregulation and its precursors, and explains integrated meter reading, billing, CIS, call center, and related systems. 216 pages/1999

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