Variations in area- and time-specific marginal capacity costs of electricity distribution

G. HEFFNER, Chi Keung WOO, B. HORII, D. LLOYD-ZANNETTI

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Abstract

Marginal costs of electricity vary by time and location. Past researchers attributed these variations to factors related to electricity generation and transmission. Those authors, however, did not fully analyze the large variations in marginal distribution capacity costs (MDCC) by area and time. Thus, the objectives of this paper are: (1) to propose a method to estimate MDCC; (2) to demonstrate the significant intra- and inter-utility variations in MDCC; and (3) to discuss the usefulness of these cost estimations in integrated resource planning. Acknowledgment and disclaimer - This paper is partially funded by EPRI. The views expressed in the paper are entirely ours and do not reflect the position of EPRI. All errors are ours. Copyright © 1998 IEEE.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)560-567
JournalIEEE Transactions on Power Systems
Volume13
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 1998

Citation

Heffner, G., Woo, C. K., Horii, B., & Lloyd-Zannetti, D. (1998). Variations in area- and time-specific marginal capacity costs of electricity distribution. IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, 13(2), 560-567. doi: 10.1109/59.667383

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