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Restructuring and the retail residential market for power in Pennsylvania

  • Kleit, Andrew N.
  • Shcherbakova, Anastasia V.
  • Chen, Xu
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In January 2010 electricity retail residential rate caps expired in a large part of Pennsylvania, allowing consumers to shop for electricity in the retail market. In this paper we employ customer-level data from the relevant territory to analyze what residential customer and community characteristics impacted the decision of whether or not to switch to an alternative electricity provider, and when to make the switch.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Energy Policy.

Volume (Year): 46 (2012)
Issue (Month): C ()
Pages: 443-451

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