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An Evaluation of Incentive Regulation for Electric Utilities

  • Berg, Sanford V
  • Jeong, Jinook

This empirical study examines the determinants and impacts of incentive regulations introduced by utility commissions in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Rewards for generating plant utilization and low heat rates were found to have been introduced in states whose firms exhibited relatively high managerial slack (or relatively higher costs). However, the empirical results did not find that the introduction of specific cost component incentives improved overall operating cost performance. Copyright 1991 by Kluwer Academic Publishers

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Article provided by Springer in its journal Journal of Regulatory Economics.

Volume (Year): 3 (1991)
Issue (Month): 1 (March)
Pages: 45-55

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Handle: RePEc:kap:regeco:v:3:y:1991:i:1:p:45-55
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