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Electricity Demand And Electricity Value

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  • Henry Lim
  • Glenn Jenkins

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    (Queen's University, Kingston, On, Canada)

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The estimation of the demand for electricity is important in the appraisal of power projects because it often affects the benefits of the projects. For projects that involve a decision about the timing of investment- when to install new capacity to meet the demand- the precision of the electricity demand forecast can be critical. For others, when electric tariff policy is involved, it is essential to relate the demand for electricity with tariffs through the use of an electricity demand model or demand elasticizes. In this paper, we discuss a commonly used demand model for electricity and demonstrate its use in our analysis.

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Paper provided by JDI Executive Programs in its series Development Discussion Papers with number 2000-01.

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Length: 17 pages
Date of creation: Feb 2000
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Handle: RePEc:qed:dpaper:139

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Keywords: electricity; demand; electric tariff policy;

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  1. Glenn P. Jenkins, 1985. "Public Utility Finance and Economic Waste," Canadian Journal of Economics, Canadian Economics Association, vol. 18(3), pages 484-98, August.
  2. Glenn P. Jenkins, 1994. "The appraisal of investment projects: A teaching approach," Journal of International Development, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 6(1), pages 115-122, 01.
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  1. Rigoberto Ariel Yepez-Garcia & Todd M. Johnson & Luis Alberto Andres, 2011. "Meeting the Balance of Electricity Supply and Demand in Latin America and the Caribbean," World Bank Publications, The World Bank, number 2334, October.

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