Electric Utility Rate Demonstration Project Series RSS

Investigator(s): U.S. Department of Energy

The Federal Energy Administration, now incorporated into the United States Department of Energy, initiated a series of studies on customer response to utility regulatory pricing early in 1975. The studies that comprise the Electric Utility Rate Demonstration Project had three major objectives: (a) to demonstrate to utilities and to utility regulators the viability and customer acceptance of innovative electric rates, (b) to gather empirical data on the impact of such rates on customers and class electricity consumption patterns, and (c) to transfer the results of comprehensive analysis of these data nationwide. The project consists of a five-part study for each of the eleven participating states: Arkansas, Arizona, California, Connecticut, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Wisconsin. Part 1, the Customer Survey Response File, contains a wide variety of questions that cover attitudes and behavior on energy-related matters as well as appliance inventories and economic information. Part 2, the Demographic Data File, contains summary demographic, household, and appliance data for participants in the experiment. Part 3, the Utility Load Data Group File, contains the participating utilites' net system load. Hourly temperature, wind speed, and humidity by appropriate geographic areas are stored in Part 4, the Weather Data Group File. Each record contains 28 days of data for a specific weather station. Part 5, the Usage Data Group File, has data recording individual consumption of electricity.

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1984
Caves, Douglas W.,  Christensen, Laurits R.,  Herriges, Joseph A. Consistency of residential customer response in time-of-use electricity pricing experiments. Journal of Econometrics. 26, 179-203.
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1984
Caves, Douglas W.,  Christensen, Laurits R.,  Herriges, Joseph A. Modelling alternative residential peak-load electricity rate structures. Journal of Econometrics. 24, 249-268.
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1984
Caves, Douglas W.,  Christensen, Laurits R.,  Schoech, Philip E. A comparison of different methodologies in a case study of residential time-of-use electricity pricing: Cost-benefit analysis. Journal of Econometrics. 26, 17-34.
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1983
Caves, Douglas W.,  Christensen, Laurits R. Comments on 'The bias in price elasticity estimates under homothetic separability: Implications for analysis of peak-load electricity pricing. Journal of Business and Economic Statistics. 1, 219-220.
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1982
Hill, D.H.,  Ott, D.A.,  Taylor, L.D.,  Walker, J.M. . The import of incentive payments in time-of-day electricity pricing experiments: The Arizona experiment, Final Report. Analysis of Residential Response to Time-of-Day Prices. Palo Alto, CA: Electric Power Research Institute.
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1982
Howrey, E.P. . The demand for electricity by time-of-day: The Arizona experience. Analysis of Residential Response to Time-of-Day Prices. Palo Alto, CA: Electric Power Research Institute.
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1981
Allen, Jim . Electric Data Handler. 81/1, Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin, Statistical Laboratory.
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1981
Caves, Douglas W.,  Christensen, Laurits R.,  Herriges, Joseph A. A Comparison of the Effects of Three Part and Two Part Residential Time-of-Use Rates. .
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