The A to Z of Public Utility Regulation provides information on topics of concern to utility regulators and the companies that they regulate. A perfect fit for new engineers, lawyers, accountants, and financial analysts, it will also be useful to experienced industry practitioners.
This volume not only provides a broad, comprehensible, and timely introduction to public utility regulation, but also allows readers to find and explore specific topics in depth. Featuring an excellent glossary and extensive endnotes, this book provides a sound and non-partisan introduction to the public utility industries and their regulatory issues. As the issues of the day change, this will be the book to turn to when revisiting a topic—saving valuable time for the busy practitioner.
Mr. Olson’s encyclopedic knowledge of public utility ratemaking—gained through over 30 years of experience in working on economic, financial, accounting, and public policy issues related to public utility regulation—makes him uniquely well qualified to author The A to Z of Public Utility Regulation. Mr. Olson is a Principal at Solutions Economics, where he works on U.S. and international energy policy issues that use economics, finance, and accounting as tools to provide expert advice to commissions and public utilities on important policy and ratemaking issues.
Details and Features:
AUTHOR: WAYNE P. OLSON
7 x 10 inches
Table of Contents:
Part 1 — Introduction to the A to Z of Public Utility Regulation
Chapter One: Introduction To Public Utility Regulation
Part 2 — Why Regulate? The Regulation of Public Utilities
Chapter Two: The Regulatory Compact, the Rule of Law
Chapter Three: What is the Purpose of Public Utility Regulation?
Chapter Four: What is a Public Utility?
Chapter Five: Comparisons to Other Types of Infrastructure Regulation
Chapter Six: Desired Outcomes and How to Achieve Them
Chapter Seven: How to Regulate: A Regulator’s Statutory Duties, Roles, and Tasks
Chapter Eight: The Regulatory Compact: Stability, Efficiency, and Fairness Norms
Part 3 — The Public Utility Industries
Chapter Nine: The Traditional Vertically Integrated Electric Utility Industry
Chapter Ten: The Restructured Electric Utility Industry
Chapter Eleven: Implementing the Textbook Electric Restructuring Model
Chapter Twelve: The Natural Gas Industry
Chapter Thirteen: Telecommunications
Chapter Fourteen: Water and Wastewater Utility Industries
Chapter Fifteen: Meeting the Challenges