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1st Edition

Public Involvement In Energy Facility Planning
The Electric Utility Experience

ISBN 9780367300159
Published May 31, 2021 by Routledge
451 Pages

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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. Fortunately, a sizable number of utility companies have come to believe that destructive c

Table of Contents

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

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