Monday, October 01, 2007

Electric Power, Profits, Democracy and Profession

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Forgotten Roots - Electric Power, Profits, Democracy & A Profession.

A new book by Jack Casazza raises questions of vital importance to today’s energy problems. Can good technical policies be established in a democracy where “profits now” is the driving force? Want to understand the problem?

A review of what happened in the electric power industry that provides the lifeblood of the economic system of the nations sheds much light. What can be learned from those who built the world’s best power system that the US National Academy of Engineering called the “the greatest technical achievement of the 20th century”? Want to know what they said?


Forgotten Roots


Internationally renowned engineer, Jack Casazza is a veteran power industry expert who had the lucidity of mind to anticipate as early as 1998 what is happening now in "Blackouts: Is the Risk Increasing?", Electrical World 1998, 212 (4), 62–64. This article is included in his book "The Evolution of Electric Power Transmission Under Deregulation," edited by George C. Loehr and John A. Casazza. IEEE, 2001, 50 papers.

Recently Jack Casazza talked the opening address of the last 2007 IEEE Conference on the History of Electric Power (Power Engineering Society) hold on August 4, 2007 in Newark, New Jersey. His conference was about the Forgotten Roots and it can be downloaded here.

CASAZZA BIOGRAPHY

John A. (Jack) Casazza is currently President of the
American Education Institute, a not-for-profit organization that he founded in 1994 dedicated to providing the education needed in setting electric power policy. He founded Power Engineers Supporting Truth (PEST) in September 2003 because of concern about incorrect information being published about the blackout. Mr. Casazza is also a former Director for the Georgia Systems Operation Corporation, a former member of the Executive Committee of the New York State Electric Reliability Council, and a former member of the Board of Adjustment that investigated the Franchise Dispute between the City of Chicago and the Commonwealth Edison Co.

From 1979 until 1997 he also served as Chairman of the Board of CSA Energy Consultants, Inc. Before forming CSA, he was Vice President for Planning and Research of the Public Service Electric & Gas Company where he had been employed since 1946. Mr. Casazza is a former member of the
Energy Engineering Board of the National Research Council in Washington, D.C. He has also been a member of key committees of the U.S. Energy Association (World Energy Council), Edison Electric Institute, CIGRE, the Electric Power Research Institute, the Gas Research Institute, the New Jersey Governor's Advisory Panel on Solar Energy, the New Jersey Advisory Panel on Cogeneration, the New Jersey Energy Research Institute, the North American Electric Reliability Council, and the USA/USSR Joint Commission on Scientific and Technical Cooperation.

Mr. Casazza was educated at the Cooper Union School of Engineering in New York from 1941 until 1943 and received his B.E.E. from Cornell University in 1945. He also completed General Electric Company's Power Systems Engineering Course and the American Management Association's Management Course. Mr. Casazza is the recipient of special citations from the Council Internationale des Grands Reseaux Electriques a Haute Tension (CIGRE) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). He has also been active in CIGRE since 1964, and was awarded the Philip Sporn Award in 1994 for his "cumulative career contributions to the advance of the concept of system integration in the theory, design, and/or operation of large, high-voltage electric systems in the United States."

Mr. Casazza, IEEE Life Fellow, has been involved with the IEEE of over 58 years. Mr. Casazza was awarded in 1990 IEEE Herman Halperin Electric Transmission and Distribution Award. He received the United States Activities Board Citation of Honor in 1985. He is an
IEEE Distinguished Lecturer and has been responsible for consulting projects in South American, Asia, Africa, Canada, Australia, and Europe.

Mr. Casazza has testified extensively before Federal and state regulatory, legislative, and judicial bodies on many issues of national and local importance. He is the author of more than 70 publications on a broad scope of energy topics, and five books. His previous book,
“Understanding Electric Power Systems - An Overview of the Technology and the Marketplace” was published by Wiley/IEEE Press in November of 2003. His novel, “Sham? Shame!”,which explores in terms of the people involved what has happened in the electric power industry and why, was published in July of 2001, and predicted a major blackout in August of 2004.

Other Books by Jack Cassazza


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La Raices Olvidadas - Energía Eléctrica, Beneficios. Democracia y Profesión
Forgotten Roots - Electric Power, Profits, Democracy & A Profession

Nuevo libro de Jack Casazza que plantea cuestiones de importancia vital para los problemas energéticos de hoy. ¿Pueden adoptarse en democracia políticas tecnológicas adecuadas cuando la fuerza dominante es la de "beneficios ahora"?

Se trata de una revisión de lo que ha sucedido en el Sector Eléctrico que suministra el fluido vital del sistema económico de las naciones que arroja mucha luz. ¿Qué podemos aprender de quienes construyeron el mejor sistema eléctrico de potencia que la Academia Nacional de Ingeniería de los Estados Unidos denominó "el mayor logro tecnológico del siglo XX"?


Forgotten Roots


Ingenierio de renombre internacional, Jack Casazza es un veterano experto del Sector Eléctrico que tuvo la lucidez de mente de anticipar ya en 1998 lo que está ocurriendo ahora en "Apagones: ¿Está aumentando el Riesgo?", Electrical World 1998, 212 (4), 62–64. Este artículo está incluido en su libro "The Evolution of Electric Power Transmission Under Deregulation," editado por George C. Loehr and John A. Casazza. IEEE, 2001, 50 papers.

Recientemente, el pasado 4 de agosto, Jack Casazza habló en la conferencia inaugural de la última Conferencia de Historia del Sector Eléctrico (2007 IEEE Conference on the History of Electric Power (Power Engineering Society)) en Newark, New Jersey. Su conferencia, que también trató de las Raices Olvidadas se puede descargar en formato pdf pinchando aquí.

BIOGRAFIA DE JACK CASAZZA

John A. (Jack) Casazza es actualmente Presidente del
American Education Institute, una organización sin ánimo de lucro que él mismo fundó en 1994 destinada a proprocionar la educación necesaria para el establecimiento de la política eléctrica. Casazza también fundó Power Engineers Supporting Truth (PEST) (que puede traducirse más o menos como "Ingenieros del Sector Eléctrico en Apoyo de la Verdad") en Septiembre de 2003 debido a su preocupación por la incorrecta información que se estaba publicando sobre el último apagón de Nueva York. Casazza ha sido Director de la Georgia Systems Operation Corporation, miembro del Comité Ejecutivo del New York State Electric Reliability Council, y miembro de la Board of Adjustment que entendió sobre el litigio de la concesión entre el Ayuntamiento de Chicago y la Commonwealth Edison Co.

Desde 1979 hasta 1997 fue Presidente de CSA Energy Consultants, Inc. Antes de ello, fue Vicepresidente de Investigación y Planificación de la Public Service Electric & Gas Company donde estuvo empleado desde 1946. Casazza ha sido miembro del
Energy Engineering Board of the National Research Council en Washington, D.C. También ha sido miembro en comités del U.S. Energy Association (World Energy Council), Edison Electric Institute, CIGRE, el Electric Power Research Institute, el Gas Research Institute, el New Jersey Governor's Advisory Panel sobre Energía Solar, el New Jersey Advisory Panel de Cogeneración, el New Jersey Energy Research Institute, el North American Electric Reliability Council, y la USA/USSR Joint Commission sobre cooperación científica y técnica.

Jack Casazza se formó en la Cooper Union School of Engineering de New York entre 1941 y 1943 y obtuvo su B.E.E. en la Cornell University en 1945. Jack Casazza ha recibido menciones especiales del Council Internationale des Grands Reseaux Electriques a Haute Tension (CIGRE) y el Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Estuvo activo en CIGRE desde 1964, y fue premiado con el Philip Sporn Award en 1994 "por su carrera de contribuciónes acumuladas para el avance del concepto de integración del sistema en la teoría, diseño, y operación a gran escala de sistemas eléctricos de alta tensión en los Estados Unidos".

Jack Casazza, es miembro vitalico del IEEE, ha estado involucrado en el IEEE más de 58 años. Casazza fue premiado en 1990 con el "IEEE Herman Halperin Electric Transmission and Distribution Award". Ha recibido la "United States Activities Board Citation of Honor" en 1985. Es
Conferenciante distinguido del IEEE y ha dirigido proyectos de asesoría en Sudámerica, Asia, África, Canadá, Australia y Europa.

Jack Casazza ha testificado prolijamente ante instituciones judiciales, legislativas y regulatorias, federales y estatales, sobre multitud de asuntos de importancia nacional y local. Es autor de más de 70 publicaciones sobre un amplio panorama de temas de energía, y de cinco libros. Su libro anterior,
“Understanding Electric Power Systems - An Overview of the Technology and the Marketplace” fue publicado por Wiley/IEEE Press en Noviembre de 2003. En julio de 2001 publicó la novela “Sham? Shame!”, que explora lo que ha ocurrido en el Sector Eléctrico y por qué, predecía un apagón en Agosto de 2004 en estados Unidos.

Otros Libros de Jack Cassazza
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