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Author Ledger, Frank.

Title Crisis management in the power industry : an inside story / Frank Ledger and Howard Sallis
Published Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, 2018
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Description 1 online resource : illustrations, maps
Series Routledge library editions: energy economics ; volume 14
Routledge library editions. Energy economics ; v. 14
Contents Chapter I Britain's most vulnerable industry in perspective -- part Part I Trials of strength -- chapter 2 1926: Electricity supply and the General Strike -- chapter 3 1949: Reds under the bed? -- chapter 4 1970: Working to whose rules? -- chapter 5 1971-2: The edge of darkness -- chapter 6 1973-4: Heath and the miners -- chapter 7 1977: No work, no pay -- part Part II The miners' strike 1984-5 -- chapter 8 Conflict in context -- chapter 9 Preparations for the inevitable? -- chapter 10 Overtime ban -- chapter 11 Strike -- chapter 12 Facing up to the long haul -- chapter 13 Can we get through the winter? -- chapter 14 Winter -- chapter 15 Back to normal and counting the cost -- part Part III Resource management in the 1984-5 miners' strike -- chapter 16 Coal on the move -- chapter 17 Oil: the £4 billion story -- chapter 18 The power system: innovation and flexibility -- chapter 19 Essential supplies: from helicopters to CO2 -- chapter 20 Generating plant: problems and opportunities -- chapter 21 The managers, the unions and the staff -- chapter 22 Who is my brother? -- chapter 23 Partners: the distribution boards -- chapter 24 Information: handle with care -- part Part IV The future -- chapter 25 Keeping the lights on in the 1990s and beyond -- chapter I Electricity generation: a brief history -- chapter II The miners' strike, 1984-5 -- chapter III The CEGB organisation 1984-5
Summary "This book, originally published in 1995 is a study of crisis management in the electricity supply industry during the 20th century. The full implications of the vulnerability of the industry are examined, with special reference to past industrial action. The authors were well placed to know how close the industry came on more than one occasion to disaster. In the wake of privatisation challenging and controversial questions are asked, which are of fundamental importance to the economy, quality of life and political stability of the country. An account is also given of the past structure, technology and industrial relations of the industry. This volume is an excellent case-study for students of post war politics, public sector management and industrial relations."--Provided by publisher
Notes Originally published in 1995 by Routledge
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Coal-fired power plants -- Great Britain -- Fuel
Crisis management -- Great Britain -- Case studies
Electric utilities -- Great Britain -- Management -- History -- 20th century
Strikes and lockouts -- Coal mining -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Real Estate -- General.
Coal-fired power plants -- Fuel.
Crisis management.
Electric utilities -- Management.
Strikes and lockouts -- Coal mining.
Great Britain.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Form Electronic book
Author Sallis, Howard.
ISBN 020372853X