April 19, 2011

Smart Power Adopted as Textbook at Universities Across the U.S.

Brattle principal Peter Fox-Penner’s newest book, Smart Power: Climate Change, the Smart Grid, and the Future of Electric Utilities, has recently been adopted by several colleges and universities as required reading for energy policy and environmental courses. Smart Power provides an introduction to the infrastructure, regulatory structure, and business strategy of electric utilities, with an emphasis on the future of the industry.

While Smart Power has been a top read for professionals within the industry, Dr. Fox-Penner wrote the book to be accessible to students or any reader following public policies and business issues involving the energy industry. Over the past year, Dr. Fox-Penner has visited twelve universities discussing these topics, including a half day seminar at Duke University focused on the impacts of smart grid technologies. His online study guide is structured for students studying energy policy, environmental or climate studies courses, and business strategy and economics courses.

The Smart Power study guide is available online at: http://smartpowercourse.org.

Professors and instructors can visit http://islandpress.org/educators to request a copy of Smart Power for review.

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Dr. Fox-Penner specializes in economic, regulatory, and strategic issues in network industries. His practice centers on energy and environmental policies and electric regulation, planning, and competition issues. More icon f02782c24cccaf6d90e1da53920c42f20e5a8955f54ac2ca5727ec7dc89987b4