Springer, 2016. –287 p. – ISBN 978-3-319-28951-9This resource is the first-ever compilation of industry-authored case studies on how power companies are making strides toward achieving sustainable electricity in North America. The book features recent game changing efforts, candid insider stories about challenges and process, and forecasts for the next decade of innovation. Each chapter shares topic-focused case studies regarding the reality of implementing operational changes and strategies that will lead to sustainable electricity. Key technical staff and managers from top companies candidly report on failures, insights, trade-offs, internal process, resulting improvements to operational efficiencies, and natural resource and stakeholder benefits. Electric power company managers seeking to identify specific opportunities and understand the process for advancing sustainability in their own organizations will discover solid paths forward through potentially treacherous terrain. Educated stakeholders, agencies, and regulators will benefit from the greater understanding of the reality of realizing change in the electric power industry engendered by this unique strategic resource. Table of contents Introduction: Defining Sustainable Electricity American Electric Power: Stakeholder Engagement and Company Culture BC Hydro: How Demand-Side Management Can Help Utilities Achieve Triple Bottom Line Outcomes Consolidated Edison Company of New York: Distributed Generation CPS Energy: Clean Energy, Community, and Business Vitality DTE Energy: Water Management Duke Energy: Engaging Employees in Sustainability Entergy: Climate Change Resiliency and Adaptation Exelon Corporation: Strategic Greenhouse Gas Management Hoosier Energy Rural Electric Cooperative, Inc.: The Rural Cooperative Perspective Los Angeles Department of Water and Power: Energy Efficiency for Our City and Our Customers Southern California Edison: Renewable Energy Tennessee Valley Authority: Balancing Aquatic Biodiversity, River Management, and Power Generation The Fourth Energy Wave: The Sustainable Consumer Is Knocking The Next Decade of Sustainability Science
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