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Substitution between Bundled and Unbundled Products after Deregulation in Electricity Generation

  • S. Keith Berry

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    (Department of Economics and Business, Hendrix College)

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    With partial electric utility deregulation, regulators will continue to regulate transmission and distribution (T&D) rates, while generation prices are unregulated and stochastic. Consumers will migrate between bundled and unbundled rate classes depending on individual rates of trade-off between generation price and generation price variance. In the linear pricing case, with large variance and increasing returns to scale, the unbundled class should have the lower T&D price. In a non-linear (two-part rates) stochastic model, the per unit rates of both bundled and unbundled classes should be set less than marginal cost.

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    Article provided by Eastern Economic Association in its journal Eastern Economic Journal.

    Volume (Year): 26 (2000)
    Issue (Month): 4 (Fall)
    Pages: 455-468

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    Handle: RePEc:eej:eeconj:v:26:y:2000:i:4:p:455-468
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