EL&P editors recommend books of the month for July

July 17, 2003 — EL&P’s editors recommend books for further reading about selected topics in the July 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 transmission line siting:

“Global Transmission Expansion: Recipes for Success,” by Fiona Woolf.

Woolf, a well-known energy attorney and visiting Harvard professor with expertise in global transmission expansion, details how to plan transmission expansion-from getting more from existing assets and understanding investors and their incentives to obtaining permits, rights of way, regulations, and performance standards. 700 pages/February 2003


For more information on global warming:

“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


To learn more about security issues:

“Utility Security: The New Paradigm,” by Karl A. Seger, Ph.D.

In response to recent security concerns, Dr. Seger addresses the real threats to utility systems and provides a step-by-step approach to assessing vulnerabilities and developing and implementing security countermeasures. Included in the book are threat assessment and security checklists, a vulnerability/countermeasure matrix, and sample security and workplace violence prevention policies. 238 pages/May 2003


For more information about risk management:

“Managing Energy Risk: A Nontechnical Guide to Markets and Trading,” by John Wengler.

Deregulation has forced a whole new world of trading and risk management jargon onto the energy marketer. Wengler identifies the issues, discusses and analyzes them, and in checklist fashion prioritizes for managers what they must do to succeed despite diverse risks. 393 pages/2001

To read more about clean-coal technology:

“Combustion and Gasification of Coal,” by A. Williams.

An overview of two of the most common uses of coal: combustion and gasification. First, it outlines problems and possible solutions, and then the nature of coal is described. The book goes on to describe the technical aspects of combustion of pulverized coal and the combustion mechanism of coal in fixed, moving, and fluidized beds. Industrial coal combustion applications are then outlined, together with other combustion applications, including co-firing, coal-water, slurries, and briquettes. Finally, gasification of coal, a possible major clean coal technology of the future, is discussed. 216 pages/2000

“Alternative Fuels,” by Sunggyu Lee.

This book discusses the energy resources that are directly tied to the alleviation of petroleum dependence, and the science and technology in the area of alternative fuels. Various process treatments leading to cleaner and better use of existing fuel sources are discussed. 650 pages/1996


For further background on PJM:

“Creating Competitive Power Markets: The PJM Model,” by Jeremiah D. Lambert.

A comprehensive model of the nation’s largest, most technically advanced and forward-thinking power pool. 236 pages/2001


For more information related to use of Spanish language:

“Spanish-English Glossary of the Electric Power Industry.”

Contains more than 4,000 entries. Definitions. 151 pages/1998

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