Cogeneration Vs. Monopoly Electric Utility Service, Circa 1909

Michael Giberson The Isolated Plant magazine published “A letter from a New York Correspondent,” in their August 1909 edition: Mr. Editor: From the viewpoint of one of the “common people,” the recent issues of your magazine have been striking fire with every telling blow…  The following incident is mentioned as a bit of local history. … More Cogeneration Vs. Monopoly Electric Utility Service, Circa 1909

Munson: From Edison to Enron to Casten

Michael Giberson Richard Munson’s book From Edison to Enron provides a pretty engaging run through the history of the electric power business in the United States.  The title actually understates the scope just a bit on each end, with Munson touching briefly on developments before Thomas Edison gets involved and discussing developments after Enron’s 2001 … More Munson: From Edison to Enron to Casten

Uneconomical Cogeneration

Michael Giberson Cogeneration plants, which use a fuel source to produce both electric power and useful heat, can be very efficient projects. Whether particular projects are efficient will depend on the implementation, of course, and whether projects are profitable will depend on fuel and other costs and the revenues from selling power and heat. From … More Uneconomical Cogeneration