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In the late 1990s, while Enron was flying high, a smaller power company flew under the radar. AES was founded in 1981 according to a different set of principles—fiscally conservative investment strategies paired with the belief that business can be both fun and socially responsible.

 

When Roger Sant arrived in Washington, D.C., in 1974, industry and government were focused on securing ever more oil, gas, coal, and nuclear energy, not on efficiency. Sant, who left a teaching position at Stanfords business school to become assistant administrator of the Federal Energy Administration, was committed to changing the focus. With his colleague Dennis Bakke and a handful of investors, Sant founded AES, an upstart energy service company that would ultimately help transform the industry. The company was built on Sant and Bakkes ideals: a healthy work environment, a healthy natural environment, and efficient electricity generation and delivery at an affordable price. AES seized the opportunities created by deregulation of the electricity industry, breaking free of an energy infrastructure dating back to Thomas Edisons day. While Enron and many others stumbled, AES proved itself able to survive and often to thrive. Rapid growth would become the companys greatest challenge, yet through exhilarating highs and disappointing lows, AES has maintained its founders original vision of electricity generation that sustains workers, consumers, and the environment.

 

Power to People is the story of electricity privatization, expanding global markets, and the transformation of an industry. It is also proof of the electrifying combination of innovation and good citizenship.

 

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Former journalist and science writer Grose describes how Applied Energy Services opened for business in 1981 in the shadow of the US government's deregulation of the electrical power industry, as a consultant in saving energy and became a major power company. He emphasizes over and over that the corporation only cares about the environment and people. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Power to People is the story of electricity privatization, expanding global markets, and the transformation of an industry. It is also proof of the electrifying combination of innovation and good citizenship.

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About the Author

Peter Grose is a former New York Times and Foreign Affairs editor. His latest book is called Operation Rollback: Americas Secret War Behind the Iron Curtain, following upon his biography of Allen Dulles, Gentleman Spy. He periodically appears on the History Channel, CBS News, and C-Span to comment on the history of intelligence.

Table of Contents

Introduction \ Roger Sant

 

Chapter 1. Strategy of the Foudners

Chapter 2. The Power of Electricity

Chapter 3. Into Deep Water

Chapter 5. The Value of Values

Chapter 6. Plants and Trees

Chapter 7. The Windshield and the Bug

Chapter 8. A New Context

Chapter 9. Power to the World

Chapter 10. Global Values

Chapter 11. Implosion

Chapter 12. Turnaround

 

Epilogue \ Roger Sant

AES Board of Directos, Past and Present

Product Details

ISBN:
9781597261722
Author:
Grose, Peter
Publisher:
Island Press
Subject:
History
Subject:
Electricity
Subject:
Electric utilities
Subject:
BUS070040
Subject:
Electric utilities -- United States.
Subject:
AES Corporation - History
Subject:
Engineering -- History.
Edition Description:
1
Publication Date:
20070731
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
10 photos
Pages:
186
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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Science and Mathematics » Electricity » General Electricity
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