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Power: A Practical Handbook

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Edited by: Danielle Beggs, Rajan Phakey

ISBN13: 9781905783854
To be Published: January 2017
Publisher: Globe Law and Business
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £125.00



With world electricity demand expected to double by 2030, the power sector has a pivotal role to play in meeting that growth. While for some countries the drive towards decarbonisation and diversification of the energy supply mix presents new challenges in meeting the increased demand, others are pressing ahead with conventional fossil-fuel based generation as a cheaper means of meeting the rapid expansion of their economies.

Power: A Practical Handbook is aimed at anyone looking for a single source to understand the key issues relevant to the power sector, with an emphasis on the practical application of those issues in the real world. It offers a guide to understanding the commercial, economic and legal principles that underpin the sector.

Topics covered include significant energy policies in recent years; an explanation of industry structures and legal frameworks; economic perspectives on market liberalisation and the regulation of monopoly power networks; a look at conventional and renewables generation technologies and the issues arising therefrom; and energy storage, smart meters and smart grids.

The book also covers power project development, discussing financing issues, construction, operation and maintenance, fuel supply, power offtake arrangements, electricity trading and environmental issues.

Edited by Danielle Beggs and Rajan Phakey, energy lawyers at international law firm SNR Denton LLP, the book includes contributions by leading experts from energy utilities, project developers, lawyers, economists, academics and financiers.

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Subjects:
Energy and Natural Resources Law
Contents:
Preface
Foreword

Part I: Introduction
Power industries: structures
and legal frameworks

Part II: Industry structures
and regulation
Power industries: structures
and legal frameworks
Market liberalisation – an
economic perspective

Part III: Technologies and
issues arising from them
Nuclear
Conventional power plants:
technical and commercial issues
Established renewables
technologies: technical and
commercial issues
Emerging renewables technologies
(technical and commercial issues)
Energy storage

Part IV: Developing power projects
Issues for financiers
Construction of power projects
Operation and maintenance
arrangements
Environmental issues

Part V: Fuel supply, offtake
and trading arrangements
Fuel and supply arrangements
Power offtake arrangements
Electricity trading
Financial Markets Training

Part VI: Electricity networks
– a broader perspective
The economic regulation of
monopoly infrastructure
Smart metering
Smart grids