Because the power industry is anticipating greatly increased generating capacity requirements in the 1990s, political controversy over electricity demand and supply is likely to return to--and perhaps surpass--the level of rancor experienced during the 1970s. This book seeks to bring together an extensive collection of articles, proceedings, case studies, and other relevant accounts of the state of the art. It is the most comprehensive work to date on how the concept of open planning has been put into practice by progressive electric companies.
Foreword -- Introduction: The Quiet Revolution in Utility-Citizen Interaction -- Issues and Concerns -- Citizen Participation in Power Plant Siting: Aladdin's Lamp or Pandora's Box? -- Consumer Advisory Boards and Investor-owned Utilities: Rhetoric and Reality -- Views of Participation Practitioners -- Chairman's Report on the 1982 Edison Electric Institute Workshop on Public Participation -- Chairman's Report on the 1981 Canadian Utilities' Workshop on Public Participation -- Selected Public Involvement Programs -- The Evolution of Public Involvement in Project Planning at Ontario Hydro -- Citizen Participation in Decision-making at Portland General Electric -- Public Participation in the Tennessee Valley Authority's Energy Planning Process, 1983 -- Public Participation in Routing Transmission Lines: A Program Born of Adversity -- The Value-Sensitive Approach to Facility Siting: Two Examples -- Detailed Case Studies -- Open Power Plant Siting: The Pioneering (and Successful) Experience of Northern States Power -- Open Power Plant Siting: The Pioneering (and Unsuccessful) Experience of Northeast Utilities -- Public Involvement in Corporate Technology Decision-making: The Case of Pennsylvania Power and Light -- Appendixes -- The Federal Government Should Encourage Early Public, Regulatory, and Industry Cooperation in Siting Energy Facilities -- Annotated Bibliography on Citizen Participation in Power Facility Planning