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Electricity Pricing for Conservation and Load Shifting


  • Orans, Ren
  • Woo, C.K.
  • Horii, Brian
  • Chait, Michele
  • DeBenedictis, Andrew


The electricity industry is facing the challenge of increasing costs of reliably meeting demand growth and fully complying with legislative renewable portfolio standards and greenhouse gas reduction targets. However, an electric utility's existing tariffs often don't have rates that increase with consumption volume or vary by time of use, thus not fully exploiting the potential benefits from customer conservation and load shifting.

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  • Orans, Ren & Woo, C.K. & Horii, Brian & Chait, Michele & DeBenedictis, Andrew, 2010. "Electricity Pricing for Conservation and Load Shifting," The Electricity Journal, Elsevier, vol. 23(3), pages 7-14, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:jelect:v:23:y:2010:i:3:p:7-14

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