Casazza Jack Understanding Electric Power Systems. An Overview of the Technology, the Marketplace, and Government Regulations

Casazza Jack Understanding Electric Power Systems. An Overview of the Technology, the Marketplace, and Government Regulations

Technological advances and changes in government policy and regulation have altered the electric power industry in recent years and will continue to impact it for quite some time. Fully updated with the latest changes to regulation, structure, and technology, this new edition of Understanding Electric Power Systems offers a real-world view of the industry, explaining how it operates, how it is structured, and how electricity is regulated and priced. It includes extensive references for the reader and will be especially useful to lawyers, government officials, regulators, engineers, and students, as well as the general public. The book explains the physical functioning of electric power systems, the electric power business in today's environment, and the related institutions, including recent changes in the roles of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the North American Reliability Company. Significant changes that are affecting the industry are covered in this new edition, including: The expanded role of the federal government in the planning and operation of the nation's electric utilities New energy laws and a large number of FERC regulations implementing these laws Concerns over global warming and potential impacts on the electric industry Pressures for expansion of the electric grid and the implementation of «smart-grid» technologies The growing importance of various energy-storage technologies and renewable energy sources New nuclear generation technologies The 2009 economic stimulus package

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Patrick Collins S. Regulation of Securities, Markets, and Transactions. A Guide to the New Environment

Patrick Collins S. Regulation of Securities, Markets, and Transactions. A Guide to the New Environment

The ultimate guide to the current rules and regulations that govern the securities industry?including amendments in 2010 Providing readers with expert coverage of domestic securities regulation, this book fills the need for coverage of securities regulations, defining, describing, and explaining everything professionals need to know about domestic securities regulation. Examines the current securities rules Provides an overview of the latest regulations for this industry Includes a description of the various government regulations of securities markets, and securities transactions Since the corporate scandals of 2002, this industry has seen intense scrutiny of how it is regulated. Regulation of Securities, Markets, and Transactions demystifies the new laws and regulations with straightforward, to-the-point coverage professionals need.

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Momoh James Economic Market Design and Planning for Electric Power Systems

Momoh James Economic Market Design and Planning for Electric Power Systems

Discover cutting-edge developments in electric power systems Stemming from cutting-edge research and education activities in the field of electric power systems, this book brings together the knowledge of a panel of experts in economics, the social sciences, and electric power systems. In ten concise and comprehensible chapters, the book provides unprecedented coverage of the operation, control, planning, and design of electric power systems. It also discusses: A framework for interdisciplinary research and education Modeling electricity markets Alternative economic criteria and proactive planning for transmission investment in deregulated power systems Payment cost minimization with demand bids and partial capacity cost compensations for day-ahead electricity auctions Dynamic oligopolistic competition in an electric power network and impacts of infrastructure disruptions Reliability in monopolies and duopolies Building an efficient, reliable, and sustainable power system Risk-based power system planning integrating social and economic direct and indirect costs Models for transmission expansion planning based on reconfiguration capacitor switching Next-generation optimization for electric power systems Most chapters end with a bibliography, closing remarks, conclusions, or future work. Economic Market Design and Planning for Electric Power Systems is an indispensable reference for policy-makers, executives and engineers of electric utilities, university faculty members, and graduate students and researchers in control theory, electric power systems, economics, and the social sciences.

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Sanjay Anand Essentials of the Dodd-Frank Act

Sanjay Anand Essentials of the Dodd-Frank Act

An executive overview of the new Financial Regulations Act This book provides an executive summary of the newly passed Financial Regulations Act. It examines the most important sections of the Act, how it impacts the financial industry, as well as what executives must know and do in order to comply with the Act. One of the first books to provide an executive summary from a compliance perspective Presents responsibilities of senior level executives regarding this new Act Reveals what has changed within the regulatory environment Provides tips and techniques throughout Describing the government regulation of securities, securities markets, and securities transactions in the United States, this timely book succinctly defines, describes, and explains domestic securities regulation for compliance officers, accountants, and broker-dealers.

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Shelby Zach 6LoWPAN. The Wireless Embedded Internet

Shelby Zach 6LoWPAN. The Wireless Embedded Internet

It is stunningly thorough and takes readers meticulously through the design, configuration and operation of IPv6-based, low-power, potentially mobile radio-based networking. Vint Cerf, Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist, Google This book provides a complete overview of IPv6 over Low Power Wireless Area Network (6LoWPAN) technology In this book, the authors provide an overview of the 6LoWPAN family of standards, architecture, and related wireless and Internet technology. Starting with an overview of the IPv6 ‘Internet of Things’, readers are offered an insight into how these technologies fit together into a complete architecture. The 6LoWPAN format and related standards are then covered in detail. In addition, the authors discuss the building and operation of 6LoWPAN networks, including bootstrapping, routing, security, Internet ingration, mobility and application protocols. Furthermore, implementation aspects of 6LoWPAN are covered. Key Features: Demonstrates how the 6LoWPAN standard makes the latest Internet protocols available to even the most minimal embedded devices over low-rate wireless networks Provides an overview of the 6LoWPAN standard, architecture and related wireless and Internet technology, and explains the 6LoWPAN protocol format in detail Details operational topics such as bootstrapping, routing, security, Internet integration, mobility and application protocols Written by expert authors with vast experience in the field (industrial and academic) Includes an accompanying website containing tutorial slides, course material and open-source code with examples (http://6lowpan.net ) 6LoWPAN: The Wireless Embedded Internet is an invaluable reference for professionals working in fields such as telecommunications, control, and embedded systems. Advanced students and teachers in electrical engineering, information technology and computer science will also find this book useful.

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Alexander Emanuel Eigeles Power Definitions and the Physical Mechanism of Power Flow

Alexander Emanuel Eigeles Power Definitions and the Physical Mechanism of Power Flow

Professor Emanuel uses clear presentation to compare and facilitate understanding of two seminal standards, The IEEE Std. 1459 and The DIN 40110-2:2002-11. Through critical analysis of the most important and recent theories and review of basic concepts, a highly accessible guide to the essence of the standards is presented. Key features: Explains the physical mechanism of energy flow under different conditions: single- and three-phase, sinusoidal and nonsinusoidal, balanced and unbalanced systems Starts at an elementary level and becomes more complex, with six core chapters and six appendices to clarify the mathematical aspects Discusses and recommends power definitions that played a significant historical role in paving the road for the two standards Provides a number of original unsolved problems at the end of each chapter Introduces a new nonactive power; the Randomness power. Power Definitions and the Physical Mechanism of Power Flow is useful for electrical engineers and consultants involved in energy and power quality. It is also helpful to engineers dealing with energy flow quantification, design and manufacturing of metering instrumentation; consultants working with regulations related to renewable energy courses and the smart grid; and electric utility planning and operation engineers dealing with energy bill structure. The text is also relevant to university researchers, professors, and advanced students in power systems, power quality and energy related courses.

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Momoh James Operation and Control of Electric Energy Processing Systems

Momoh James Operation and Control of Electric Energy Processing Systems

The purpose of this book is to provide a working knowledge and an exposure to cutting edge developments in operation and control of electric energy processing systems. The book focuses on the modeling and control of interdependent communications and electric energy systems, Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS), and the interdisciplinary education component of the EPNES initiative.

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Aron Gottesman Understanding Systemic Risk in Global Financial Markets

Aron Gottesman Understanding Systemic Risk in Global Financial Markets

An accessible and detailed overview of the risks posed by financial institutions Understanding Systemic Risk in Global Financial Markets offers an accessible yet detailed overview of the risks to financial stability posed by financial institutions designated as systemically important. The types of firms covered are primarily systemically important banks, non-banks, and financial market utilities such as central counterparties. Written by Aron Gottesman and Michael Leibrock, experts on the topic of systemic risk, this vital resource puts the spotlight on coherency, practitioner relevance, conceptual explanations, and practical exposition. Step by step, the authors explore the specific regulations enacted before and after the credit crisis of 2007-2009 to promote financial stability. The text also examines the criteria used by financial regulators to designate firms as systemically important. The quantitative and qualitative methods to measure the ongoing risks posed by systemically important financial institutions are surveyed. A review of the regulations that identify systemically important financial institutions The tools to use to detect early warning indications of default A review of historical systemic events their common causes Techniques to measure interconnectedness Approaches for ranking the order the institutions which pose the greatest degree of default risk to the industry Understanding Systemic Risk in Global Financial Markets offers a must-have guide to the fundamentals of systemic risk and the key critical policies that work to reduce systemic risk and promoting financial stability.

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Professor Caers Jef Modeling Uncertainty in the Earth Sciences

Professor Caers Jef Modeling Uncertainty in the Earth Sciences

Modeling Uncertainty in the Earth Sciences highlights the various issues, techniques and practical modeling tools available for modeling the uncertainty of complex Earth systems and the impact that it has on practical situations. The aim of the book is to provide an introductory overview which covers a broad range of tried-and-tested tools. Descriptions of concepts, philosophies, challenges, methodologies and workflows give the reader an understanding of the best way to make decisions under uncertainty for Earth Science problems. The book covers key issues such as: Spatial and time aspect; large complexity and dimensionality; computation power; costs of 'engineering' the Earth; uncertainty in the modeling and decision process. Focusing on reliable and practical methods this book provides an invaluable primer for the complex area of decision making with uncertainty in the Earth Sciences.

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