Stranded cost recovery in electricity market reforms in the US

Chi Keung WOO, D. LLOYD, R. KARIMOV, A. TISHLER

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Abstract

An important element of an electricity market reform is stranded cost recovery. This paper explains the cause of stranded costs, describes four recovery mechanisms, evaluates these mechanisms using the criteria of recovery certainty, economic efficiency and equity, reviews the financial performance of 12 utilities in the US in connection to stranded cost recovery, and shows why the mechanism used in California has contributed to the reform failure in that state. Copyright © 2002 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-14
JournalEnergy
Volume28
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2003

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Woo, C. K., Lloyd, D., Karimov, R., & Tishler, A. (2003). Stranded cost recovery in electricity market reforms in the US. Energy, 28(1), 1-14. doi: 10.1016/S0360-5442(02)00090-7