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Sustainable Electricity

Case Studies from Electric Power Companies in North America

Editors: Fox, Jessica (Ed.)

  • Offers rare insights into the steps, process, and challenges for advancing sustainable electricity in North America
  • Case studies explain how companies have balanced conflicting priorities to become leaders in water management, renewable energy, climate resiliency and sustainability
  • Highlights best practices and advises about likely hurdles to provide an informative resource and templates for success
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About this book

This resource is the first-ever compilation of industry-authored case studies on how power companies are making strides toward achieving sustainable electricity in North America. The book features recent game changing efforts, candid insider stories about challenges and process, and forecasts for the next decade of innovation.  Each chapter shares topic-focused case studies regarding the reality of implementing operational changes and strategies that will lead to sustainable electricity.  Key technical staff and managers from top companies candidly report on failures, insights, trade-offs, internal process, resulting improvements to operational efficiencies, and natural resource and stakeholder benefits.  Electric power company managers seeking to identify specific opportunities and understand the process for advancing sustainability in their own organizations will discover solid paths forward through potentially treacherous terrain. Educated stakeholders, agencies, and regulators will benefit from the greater understanding of the reality of realizing change in the electric power industry engendered by this unique strategic resource.

About the authors

Jessica Fox is a Sr. Program Manager at the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), where she has pioneered work on ecosystem services, environmental markets, and sustainability. She leads EPRI’s Energy Sustainability Interest Group, a collaborative forum for electric power company sustainability managers to strategically advance sustainable generation and distribution of electricity; this effort includes over 40 electric utilities and is the largest collective group in the industry addressing sustainability. Ms. Fox manages the Ohio River Basin Water Quality Trading Project, which is the world’s first interstate credit trading program for nutrients. Her projects on ecosystem services and sustainability focus on creating a business case for day-to-day corporate decision making through the use of scientific models, cost-benefit considerations, and executive rational. Scientific credibility combined with proven success at teambuilding, conflict resolution, and fundraising allows Ms. Fox to execute complex, multifaceted projects. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences with focus on Molecular Biology from UC Davis, and a Master’s degree in Conservation Biology from Stanford University.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Introduction: Defining Sustainable Electricity

    Fox, Jessica (et al.)

    Pages 1-6

  • American Electric Power: Stakeholder Engagement and Company Culture

    Nessing, Sandy

    Pages 7-29

  • BC Hydro: How Demand-Side Management Can Help Utilities Achieve Triple Bottom Line Outcomes

    Goehring, Brenda (et al.)

    Pages 31-51

  • Consolidated Edison Company of New York: Distributed Generation

    Skillman, Jim (et al.)

    Pages 53-74

  • CPS Energy: Clean Energy, Community, and Business Vitality

    Maeckle, Monika (et al.)

    Pages 75-89

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-28953-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-28951-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sustainable Electricity
Book Subtitle
Case Studies from Electric Power Companies in North America
Editors
  • Jessica Fox
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-28953-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-28953-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-28951-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXII, 264
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations, 116 illustrations in colour
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