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Electric Power in Brazil

Entrepreneurship in the Public Sector

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$65.00 • £54.95 • €60.00

ISBN 9780674592896

Publication Date: 01/01/1968

264 pages

10 halftones, 10 tables


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  • Foreword by Albert O. Hirschman
  • Introduction
  • 1. The Setting
    • The Shortage of Power
    • The Companies
  • 2. The Rate Problem: Obstruction and Accommodation
    • The Basic Rate
    • The Additionais
    • Foreign Exchange
  • 3. The Latitudes of Distribution
    • Overloadability of Equipment
    • Brevity of Construction Period
    • Substitutability of Operation and Construction
    • Substitution of Consumer for Company Capital
  • 4. Geographical Separation: State and Foreign Enterprise
    • The Climate of Distrust
    • The Propensity to Pre-empt
    • Distance and De-escalation
    • CHEVAP, A Case of Proximity
  • 5. Geographical Separation: The State Companies
    • Manyness and Rivalry
    • A Digression on Interconnection
    • The Trouble with Distance
  • 6. Functional Separation
    • The Skill Intensity of Generation
    • The Political Intensity of Distribution
    • Limited Commitment and Unlimited Appeal
    • Hydro Generation and Conflict Alleviation
  • 7. Generation: The Pampered Sector
    • The Tendency to Excess
    • Distribution and Transmission: Derived Investment
    • Excess Generation and the Rate Situation
  • Bibliography
  • Index

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