Where can I find information on the US electric power system?
See also Electric Power
prepared by Science Reference
Amy Abel and Larry Parker. Electricity: the Road to
Restructuring (CRS Issue
Brief for Congress) Updated August 12, 2003.
19 p. [PDF Format: 392 KB/ 19 p.]
Amy Abel. Government Activities To Protect the Electric Grid (CRS Report for Congress) October 20, 2004. 6 p. [PDF Format: 40 KB/ 6 p.]
Stoft, Steven. Power system
economics : designing markets for electricity.
Piscataway, NJ : IEEE Press ; New York :
Wiley-Interscience, 2002. 468 p.
Jamison, Mark A. Industry
structure and pricing : the new rivalry in
infrastructure. Boston : Kluwer Academic,
c2000. 207 p.
IEEE journals include many articles relating to
electric power systems, including the following:
William Sweet, "Restructuring the thin-stretched
grid," in IEEE
Spectrum, June 2000, pp. 43-49.
Massoud Amin, "Toward self-healing energy
infrastructure systems," in IEEE Computer Applications in
Power, January 2001, pp. 20-28.
"Power system basics for business professionals in
our industry," in IEEE Power &
Energy, January-February 2003, pp.
Search the Library of Congress catalog for
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Administration (U.S. Dept. of Energy)
Includes information and statistics related to
electricity supply, demand, prices, future trends
and details on generation facilities.
Regulatory Commission (FERC)
FERC is an independent regulatory agency
overseeing the interstate transmission of natural
gas, oil, and electricity, licenses and inspects
private, municipal, and state hydroelectric
projects; oversees environmental matters related
to natural gas and hydroelectricity projects and
major electricity policy initiatives; and
administers accounting and financial reporting
regulations and conduct of regulated companies.
Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Among this agency's responsibilities is the
Distributed Energy and Reliability Program. The web site includes links to
consumer information and the industrial technology program.
Information on the Internet
Search THOMAS for federal legislative information
by bill number, Public Law number, subject,
committee, or report number.
We wish to acknowledge the usefulness of the
resources cited in Gary Price's The Resource
Shelf (August 15, 2003) in preparing this guide.