DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/sp47qw/analyzing_the_us) has announced the addition of the "Analyzing the US Transmission Industry" report to their offering.
Federal law and implementing regulations are causing the most significant change in the U.S. electric power industry since the Great Depression. For more than 60 years the industry was characterized by a structure - utilities serving exclusive franchises - and a regulatory strategy - pricing at average prudent cost of service - that are now changing in fundamental ways.
Recently, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), FERC, and the U.S. Congress have questioned whether the high-voltage transmission system is capable of supporting its growing economic role. In May 2001, the National Energy Policy Development (NEPD) Group, referring to the transmission system as the highway system for interstate commerce in electricity, recommended that reliability standards be made mandatory, in part because of the increasingly competitive nature of the electricity market.
The transition of the U.S. electric power industry from a regulated monopoly to a deregulated industry where generators of electricity compete for customers is in full swing. Consequently, many aspects of the industry are changing, including its infrastructure.
This report on the US Transmission Industry looks at this industry in transition. The report provides an overview of electric power transmission, industry statistics of the US transmission industry, the investment scenario in the industry, and of course, the emergence and impact of renewable energies on the US transmission industry along with case studies.
Key Topics Covered:
A. Executive Summary
B. Introduction to Electric Power Transmission
C. Overview of the US Transmission Industry
D. Impacts on the Future of the US Electric Power System
E. Investing in the US Transmission Industry
F. The Emergence of Renewable Energy in the US Transmission Industry
G. Trends in Global Power Markets
I. Glossary of Terms
- New Mexico Renewable Energy Transmission Authority
- Texas Competitive Renewable Energy Zones
- Colorado Energy Resource Zones
- Sharyland Utilities RE Transmission Loop
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