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Author: Linda M. Calbom
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: compared, nonfederal, utilities, practices, ratesetting, marketing, administrations, power
Number of Pages: 68
Published: 2000-08
ISBN-10: 0756703255
ISBN-13: 9780756703257

Reviews the ratesetting practices of Dept. of Energy's power marketing administrations (PMAs) & compares them with those of other utilities. Specifically, it determines: (1) how the PMAs set their rates to recover costs; (2) how the PMAs' ratesetting practices compare to those of investor-owned & publicly owned utilities; & (3) the impact of the PMAs' ability to defer repayment of portions of their debt on their future competitiveness. Collected key data & analyzing methodologies at the 4 PMAs, DoE, & the Fed. Energy Regulatory Comm. as well as 3 investor-owned utilities (IOU) & 4 publicly own

Author: Caroline Van Den Berg
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Keywords: water, sanitation, benchmarking, network, utilities, international, databook, blue, supply, performance, ibnet, book
Number of Pages: 176
Published: 2010-12-23
ISBN-10: 0821385828
ISBN-13: 9780821385821

This book aims to raise awareness of how the International Benchmarking Network of Water and Sanitation Utilities (IBNET)can help utilities identify ways to improve urban water and wastewater services. It provides an introduction to benchmarking and to the objectives, scope and focus of IBNET and describes some of its recent achievements. The methodology and data behind IBNET are elaborated, and an overview of IBNET results and country data are presented.

Author: Greg Browder
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Keywords: water, utilities, urban, china, improving, performance, stepping
Number of Pages: 214
Published: 2007-10
ISBN-10: 0821373315
ISBN-13: 9780821373316

As China transitions to a market economy, municipal utilities are evolving into commercially viable companies under government oversight. Great challenges confront the reform process for China's water utilities, including rapid urbanization and emerging inequality, coupled with severe water scarcity and degradation.Cities and their water utilities must provide services within a complex mosaic of policies and regulations provided by national and provincial governments. In China, as throughout the world, water is also a sensitive political issue. Governments are keen to provide good water servic

Author: Victor S. Rezendes
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: electricity, programs, reduce, management, demand, supply, utility
Number of Pages: 354
Published: 2008-04
ISBN-10: 1428988645
ISBN-13: 9781428988644

Examines the potential electricity savings that could result from utility programs that are designed to increase the efficiency of electricity use, & to review the progress of states, utilities, & federal power agencies in encouraging more efficient electricity use. This report discusses these issues as well as some of the barriers faced by utilities & others in fostering further increases in efficiency. Charts & tables.

Author: Cheryl Farr
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: wastewater, facilities, water, primer, utility, management, effective
Number of Pages: 52
Published: 2009-12
ISBN-10: 1437915531
ISBN-13: 9781437915532

Effective water and wastewater utility mgmt. can help utilities respond to both current and future challenges. Based on these challenges, the EPA and 6 nat. water and wastewater assoc. signed an historic agreement in 2007 to jointly promote effective utility mgmt. based on the ¿Ten Attributes of Effectively Managed Water Sector Utilities¿ and 5 ¿Keys to Management Success.¿ This Primer is an outgrowth of that agreement and distills the experience of a group of leaders in water and wastewater utility mgmt. into a framework intended to help utility managers identify and address their most pr

Author: Ian Alexander
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Keywords: applications, concepts, utilities, investment, regulation
Number of Pages: 154
Published: 2005-04
ISBN-10: 082136152X
ISBN-13: 9780821361528

Regulatory institutions and the regimes that they establish have a significant impact on the environment for new investment in utility and infrastructure industries. This is especially true when the investment is provided by the private sector. Although some aspects of the regulation of infrastructure utilities have been well covered relatively little has been written on techniques developed by regulators over the past decade to deal with how investment issues have been factored into regulatory price controls. The Regulation of Investment in Utilities examines the common approaches that have b

Author: United States General Accounting Office
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: wind, energy, solar, develop, supply, efforts, electricity
Number of Pages: 84
Published: 1993-06-01
ISBN-10: 1568066031
ISBN-13: 9781568066035

Identifies economic & institutional barriers that discourage electric utilities from using wind or solar power; efforts by government, utilities, & industry to foster the use of wind & solar power; & ways in which the U.S. Dept. of Energy's programs could further assist the development of wind & solar technologies. Also includes a 28-page report, Electricity Supply: Consideration of Environmental Costs in Selecting Fueld Sources.”
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