The Egyptian Electricity Market: Designing a Prudent Peak Load Pricing Model
AbstractElectricity prices in Egypt have been set significantly lower than the real economic cost of its production and supply. These subsidies encourage the waste of energy and increase the fluctuation in demand, triggering a huge need of additional power generation capacity in Egypt. This dialectical paper addresses this problem by first theoretically analyzing the Egyptian electricity market and then discussing a possible peak load pricing system. According to the results, especially low income households will shift their demand from the peak period to the off peak period. A properly implemented peak load pricing system could reduce the need for power capacity expansion by significant 2000-3000 MW, accompanied by additional savings in the network transmission capacity.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by The German University in Cairo, Faculty of Management Technology in its series Working Papers with number 29.
Length: 21 pages
Date of creation: Dec 2011
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Energy; Electricity; Peak Load Pricing; Peak Demand; Off-Peak Demand;
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