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Industrial and Commercial Demand for Electricity by Time-of-Day: A California Case Study


  • Chinbang Chung
  • Dennis J. Aigner


Recently there has been much interest in time-of-use (TOU) pricing structures for electric utilities. TOU pricing reflects more closely than conventional pricing the cost components of supplying electricity, which vary over the course of a single day as well as over days of the week and seasons of the year. Although such pricing structures have long been used in Europe, they did not receive much attention in the United States prior to 1974.

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  • Chinbang Chung & Dennis J. Aigner, 1981. "Industrial and Commercial Demand for Electricity by Time-of-Day: A California Case Study," The Energy Journal, International Association for Energy Economics, vol. 0(Number 3), pages 91-110.
  • Handle: RePEc:aen:journl:1981v02-03-a07

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    1. Zarnikau, J. & Landreth, G. & Hallett, I. & Kumbhakar, S.C., 2007. "Industrial customer response to wholesale prices in the restructured Texas electricity market," Energy, Elsevier, vol. 32(9), pages 1715-1723.

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    • F0 - International Economics - - General


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