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Time-of-use pricing and electricity demand response: evidence from a sample of Italian industrial customers


  • Graziano Abrate


The introduction of real time pricing in many wholesale market as well as the liberalisation process involving the retail market poses the attention over the measurement of demand response to time differentiated price signals. This paper shows an example of how to estimate elasticities of substitution across time using a sample of Italian industrial customers facing time-of-use (TOU) pricing schemes. The model involves the estimation of a nested constant elasticity of substitution (CES) input demand function, which allows estimating substitutability of electricity usage across hourly intervals within a month and across different months.

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  • Graziano Abrate, 2008. "Time-of-use pricing and electricity demand response: evidence from a sample of Italian industrial customers," International Journal of Applied Management Science, Inderscience Enterprises Ltd, vol. 1(1), pages 21-40.
  • Handle: RePEc:ids:injams:v:1:y:2008:i:1:p:21-40

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    1. Kim, Min-Jeong, 2017. "A field study using an adaptive in-house pricing model for commercial and industrial customers in Korea," Energy Policy, Elsevier, vol. 102(C), pages 189-198.


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