Reliability and rationing cost in a power system
AbstractThe present paper attempts to analyse the implications of the relationship between reliability and rationing cost involved in a power supply system in the framework of the standard inventory analysis, instead of the conventional marginalist approach of welfare economics. The study is substantiated by fitting a normal distribution to the daily internal maximum demand of the Kerala power system during 1995-96, and also by estimating, based on the techno-economic parameters of different types of power plants, the rationing costs implied in different reliability target criteria.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Centre for Development Studies, Trivendrum, India in its series Centre for Development Studies, Trivendrum Working Papers with number 325.
Length: 41 pages
Date of creation: Mar 2002
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Reliability; rationing cost; maximum demand; normal distribution; power supply;
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- L94 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Transportation and Utilities - - - Electric Utilities
- Q41 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Energy - - - Demand and Supply
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- NEP-ALL-2003-11-23 (All new papers)
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