Deregulation and a rissing tide of consumerism is forcing electric utilities to better understand their customers and to change to meet their needs. In this new book, author Clark W. Gellings shows you how to develop and use bold marketing strategies to promote your utility in this new electric power industry. Drawing on his years of experience, Gellings highlights how deregulation has and will change the function and structure of current utilities, and in turn how these changes will affect each utility's marketing strategy. In this book gellings: Ties ongoing technological innovation to marketing Explains consumerism and marketing to electric company executives who previously may have had such responsibilities Explains how deregulation is changing vertically integrated utilities into energy service companies, transmission and distribution companies, and power marketers Clarifies the roles of traditional utilities, marketers, brokers, and aggregators. About the author: Clark W. Gellings is Vice President, Customer Systems, and CEO, epriCSG, at the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) in Palo Alto, California. The Customer Systems Group manages research and development programs to deliver technologies, planning tools, and information that enhance the value of energy services. He is a registered professional engineer and a Fellow of IEEE and IES. He has written numerous other books including: Demand Side Management Planning, Demand Site Management: Concepts and Methods, and Utility Marketing Strategies: Competition and the Economy.
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