Smart Grid Course Books

Course Readings for Spring Term

Many of the course readings for Spring Term will be posted and available on the course's password protected online learning platform (D2L) or can be accessed with links from the course syllabus.

In addition, we will be using Eugene Bardach’s gem, A Practical Guide for Policy Analysis: The Eightfold Path to More Effective Problem Solving, during the second week of class.  The 4th edition is the most recent one. We have requested that the PSU Bookstore order 15 copies of this edition. You might be able to find cheaper used copies or copies of earlier editions from other booksellers.

We will use the following books during the Spring Term:

  • Peter Fox-Penner, Smart Power: Climate Change, the Smart Grid and the Future of Electric Utilities, 2014 (best to get the new, 2014 "anniversary edition"), and
  • Fereidoon P. Sioshansi (editor), Smart Grid: Integrating Renewable, Distributed & Efficient Energy, 2012 (this book is more expensive; consider cheaper options such as renting, Kindle, etc.)

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