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Regulation of the Power Sector

  • Ignacio J. Pérez-Arriaga

Part of the Power Systems book series (POWSYS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Damián Laloux, Michel Rivier
    Pages 1-46
  3. Mariano Ventosa, Pedro Linares, Ignacio J. Pérez-Arriaga
    Pages 47-123
  4. Carlos Batlle, Carlos Ocaña
    Pages 125-150
  5. Tomás Gómez
    Pages 151-198
  6. Tomás Gómez
    Pages 199-250
  7. Michel Rivier, Ignacio J. Pérez-Arriaga, Luis Olmos
    Pages 251-340
  8. Carlos Batlle
    Pages 341-395
  9. Javier Reneses, María Pía Rodríguez, Ignacio J. Pérez-Arriaga
    Pages 397-441
  10. Carlos Batlle
    Pages 443-499
  11. Luis Olmos, Ignacio J. Pérez-Arriaga
    Pages 501-538
  12. Pedro Linares, Carlos Batlle, Ignacio J. Pérez-Arriaga
    Pages 539-579
  13. Pablo Rodilla, Carlos Batlle
    Pages 581-622
  14. Julián Barquín
    Pages 623-646
  15. Ignacio J. Pérez-Arriaga
    Pages 647-678
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 679-728

About this book


Regulation of the Power Sector is a unified, consistent and comprehensive treatment of the theories and practicalities of regulation in modern power-supply systems. The need for generation to occur at the time of use occasioned by the impracticality of large-scale electricity storage coupled with constant and often unpredictable changes in demand make electricity-supply systems large, dynamic and complex and their regulation a daunting task.

Conceptually arranged in four parts, this book addresses both traditional regulatory frameworks and also liberalized and re-regulated environments. First, an introduction gives a full characterization of power supply including engineering, economic and regulatory viewpoints. The second part presents the fundamentals of regulation and the third looks at the regulation of particular components of the power sector in detail. Advanced topics and subjects still open or subject to dispute form the content of the fourth part.

In a sector where regulatory design is the key driver of both the industry efficiency and the returns on investment, Regulation of the Power Sector is directed at regulators, policy decision makers, business managers and researchers. It is a pragmatic text, well-tested by the authors’ quarter-century of experience of power systems from around the world. Power system professionals and students at all levels will derive much benefit from the authors’ wealth of blended theory and real-world-derived know-how.



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Editors and affiliations

  • Ignacio J. Pérez-Arriaga
    • 1
  1. 1.Universidad Pontificia ComillasInstituto de Investigación TecnológicaMadridSpain

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Regulation of the Power Sector
  • Editors Ignacio J. Pérez-Arriaga
  • Series Title Power Systems
  • Series Abbreviated Title Power Systems
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Energy Energy (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4471-5033-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4471-6913-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4471-5034-3
  • Series ISSN 1612-1287
  • Series E-ISSN 1860-4676
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 728
  • Number of Illustrations 95 b/w illustrations, 11 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Energy Policy, Economics and Management
    Industrial Organization
    Systems Theory, Control
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