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Title: The role of competitive forces in integrated resource planning

Abstract

In this report, we study the potential for competitive forces to enhance the efficiency of integrated resource planning and produce consumer cost reductions. We examine the efficiency gains from competition in the private power market, and ask whether similar forces can be successful on the demand-side of the market. The goal of this analysis is to identify and elucidate options available to state Public Utility Commissions (PUCs) to support competition in utility demand-side management programs to achieve efficiencies similar to those being achieved through development of competitive forces on the supply-side of the industry. We consider the entire market structure from upstream suppliers to distribution intermediaries to ultimate consumers. The market structure differs substantially between the demand-side and the supply-side of the electricity market. Demand-site electricity markets have a longer distribution chain and more intermediaries than the supply-side, which is attributable in part to the ultimately retail nature of demand and the wholesale nature of supply, and in part indicates market failures.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley Lab., CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
10128609
Report Number(s):
LBL-30982
ON: DE92009511
DOE Contract Number:  
AC03-76SF00098
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: Oct 1991
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; 99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS//MATHEMATICS, COMPUTING, AND INFORMATION SCIENCE; RESOURCES; SUPPLY AND DEMAND; MARKET; COMPETITION; PLANNING; ENERGY EFFICIENCY; ENERGY CONSUMPTION; PUBLIC UTILITIES; WHOLESALE PRICES; MATHEMATICAL MODELS; DECISION MAKING; MANAGEMENT; 292000; 990100; SUPPLY, DEMAND, AND FORECASTING

Citation Formats

Kahn, E., and Goldman, C. The role of competitive forces in integrated resource planning. United States: N. p., 1991. Web. doi:10.2172/10128609.
Kahn, E., & Goldman, C. The role of competitive forces in integrated resource planning. United States. doi:10.2172/10128609.
Kahn, E., and Goldman, C. Tue . "The role of competitive forces in integrated resource planning". United States. doi:10.2172/10128609. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/10128609.
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abstractNote = {In this report, we study the potential for competitive forces to enhance the efficiency of integrated resource planning and produce consumer cost reductions. We examine the efficiency gains from competition in the private power market, and ask whether similar forces can be successful on the demand-side of the market. The goal of this analysis is to identify and elucidate options available to state Public Utility Commissions (PUCs) to support competition in utility demand-side management programs to achieve efficiencies similar to those being achieved through development of competitive forces on the supply-side of the industry. We consider the entire market structure from upstream suppliers to distribution intermediaries to ultimate consumers. The market structure differs substantially between the demand-side and the supply-side of the electricity market. Demand-site electricity markets have a longer distribution chain and more intermediaries than the supply-side, which is attributable in part to the ultimately retail nature of demand and the wholesale nature of supply, and in part indicates market failures.},
doi = {10.2172/10128609},
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place = {United States},
year = {Tue Oct 01 00:00:00 EDT 1991},
month = {Tue Oct 01 00:00:00 EDT 1991}
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