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Power from the Appalachians

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This book considers the electricity trade from the Appalachians to the Northeast and the physical, political, geographic, and economic factors influencing this trade now and in the future.

Table of Contents

Preface Introduction Planning the Supply of Electricity Electricity Supply and Demand Options for Increasing Electricity Supplies The Power Trade Alternative Economic Impacts of the Electricity Industry in West Virginia The Politics of Acid Rain and Canadian Power Imports Siting Energy Facilities A Cost Comparison: Mine-Mouth versus Load Center Power Plant Locations Appendix 1: Comparison of Control Counties to Impact Counties Appendix 2: Data Used for AEP Coal-by-Wire Estimates Appendix 3: Power Costing Analysis Appendix 4: WVU Electricity Transmission Model Appendix 5: Input Data Used in the CONSOL Coal Research Appendix 6: Coal Analysis and Quality Parameters Appendix 7: Power Plant Performance Parameters Appendix 8: Constant Dollar Results for Comparative Cost Analysis Index

About the Author

FRANK J. CALZONETTI is the Project Coordinator of the WVU coal-by-wire project and is also Associate Professor of Geography and Assistant Dean for Research and Graduate Studies at the West Virginia University, College of Arts and Sciences at Morgantown. He has been project director for several energy-related research projects. He is the author of several books and many journal articles concerning energy and regional development. TIMOTHY ALLISON has recently completed his M.A. in geography and M.S. in mineral resource economics at West Virginia University and is now teaching in Spain. MUHAMMAD A. CHOUDHRY is an Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering at West Virginia University. He is an expert in D.C. transmission systems and has published numerous papers on the topic. He is currently continuing research on D.C. transmission and superconductivity as a principal investigator on several research projects. GREGORY G. SAYRE is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Political Science at West Virginia University. He has worked on many projects dealing with the public policy issues concerning energy development. TOM S. WITT is Professor of Economics and Executive Director of the Bureau of Business Research of the College of Business and Economics, West Virginia University. He has been principal or co-principal investigator and project director of numerous studies and is the author of numerous reports and articles.

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