Peak-load pricing in selected European electric utilities

prepared for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power by Bridger M. Mitchell

Publisher: Rand in Santa Monica, CA

Written in English
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  • Electric utilities -- Europe -- Rates -- Peak load pricing

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Bibliography: p. 51-53.

StatementBridger M. Mitchell, Jan Paul Acton.
Series[Report] - Rand Corporation ; R-2031-DWP
ContributionsActon, Jan Paul, joint author., Los Angeles (Calif.). Dept. of Water and Power.
LC ClassificationsAS36.R3 R-2031, HD9685.E82 R-2031
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 53 p. :
Number of Pages53
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4582496M
LC Control Number77155491

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By using peak-load pricing, European utilities more accurately reflect costs of supplying energy and achieve reductions in peak loads of both high-voltage and residential customers.

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The present paper attempts at a contribution to peak load pricing, in both theory and application. The general result from the traditional theory that charges the off-peak consumers marginal operating costs only and the peak users marginal operating plus marginal capacity costs, since it is the on-peakers who press against capacity, has already been called into question in the literature.

Given the level of high fixed costs characterising most public Utilities (electricity and transport are no exemption to this) there is a strong case for a discriminating use of prices.

The demand for public utility service varies periodically and its management constitute the core of the peak load pricing problem. Prices across continental Europe peaked in late November due to cold, dry and low wind weather conditions, driving up peak-load differentials. European Power & Utilities Report – Q4.

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Department of Energy and the Electric Power Research Institute. A 1 F~r.2* ac. Peak load is a period of time when electrical power is needed a sustained period based on demand. Also known as peak demand or peak load contribution, it is typically a shorter period when electricity is in high demand.

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