Research and Technology Management in the Electricity Industry, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 144715097X
  • ISBN-13: 9781447150978
  • DDC: 333.79
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 359 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released May 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Technologies such as renewable energy alternatives including wind, solar and biomass, storage technologies and electric engines are creating a different landscape for the  electricity industry. Using sources and ideas from technologies such as renewable energy alternatives, Research and Technology Management in the Electricity Industry explores a different landscape for this industry and applies it to the electric industry supported by real industry cases. Divided into three sections, Research and Technology Management in the Electricity Industry introduces a range of  methods and tools including technology assessment, forecasting, roadmapping, research and development portfolio management and technology transfer. These tools are the applied to emerging technologies in this industry with case studies including data from various organizations including Bonneville Power Administration and Energy Trust of Oregon, from sectors including lighting and wind energy. The final section considers innovation through these technologies. A product result of a collaboration between Bonneville Power Administration and Portland State University, Research and Technology Management in the Electricity Industry is a comprehensive collection of methods, tools, examples and pathways for future innovation in the electricity industry.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Methods and Tools Applied in Strategic Technology Planning.
2: Multi-Criteria Applications in Renewable Energy Analysis, a Literature Review.
3: Expert Judgment Quantification.
4: Technology Forecasting Methods.
5: Use of Multiple Perspectives and Decision Modeling for Solar Photovoltaic Technology Assessment.
6: Application of Fuzzy Cognitive Map for the Development of Scenarios: A Case Study of Wind Energy Deployment.
7: Transmission Technology Assessment and Roadmapping: A Regional Exercise.
8: Forecasting the Maturity of Alternate Wind Turbine Technologies through Patent Analysis.
9: Technology Adoption: Building IT.
10: Adoption of Energy Efficiency Technologies: A Review of Behavioral Theories for the Case of LED Lighting.
11: How Can Small and Medium Enterprises Maintain a Balance of Research and Development?.
12: A Framework for Green/Eco-Innovation through Use of a Novel Measure: E/R.
13: Analysis of Demand Side Management Products at Residential Sites: Case of Pacific Northwest U.S..
14: Solar Lanterns: Technology Adoption Model for Indian Villages.
15: Adoption of Energy Efficient Technologies from a Demand Side Management Perspective: Taxonomy of Adoption Drivers, Barriers and Policy Tools.