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Title: Considerations in analyzing data from time-of-day electricity pricing experimental demonstrations

Abstract

This report provides general guidance to those seeking to do thorough analyses of data gathered in a series of demonstration projects funded in part by the U.S. Department of Energy and designed to investigate the feasibility of time-of-day (TOD) pricing of electricity for residential customers. These demonstration projects were all separately planned and conducted and thus offer the analyst a wide variety of both positive and negative features. Among the more important points stressed is the critical need to pay close attention to detail and to double check all steps in the computer processing of the data and in the analysis. The basic analysis strategy recommended is that of a team effort with specialists from various disciplines working in harmony in the analysis. Data analysis should start simple and build toward the complex, with great attention being paid toward the creative display (plotting) of important elements in all analyses. Continuous documentation of intermediate results, analyses, data bases and computer programs is virtually essential, as is a solid working knowledge of the literature of many areas including social psychology, program evaluation, econometrics, statistics and electricity production and consumption. A major component of this report is devoted to providing brief introductions tomore » portions of this literature that seem particularly relevant.« less

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Wisconsin Univ., Madison (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
6433711
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 6433711
Report Number(s):
HCP/B-8077
DOE Contract Number:  
EC-77-F-01-8077
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; ELECTRIC POWER; FEDERAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS; PEAK-LOAD PRICING; DATA ANALYSIS; CHARGES; CONSUMPTION RATES; DEMONSTRATION PROGRAMS; EVALUATION; GRAPHS; LOAD MANAGEMENT; PERSONNEL; RATE STRUCTURE; RESIDENTIAL SECTOR; SYSTEMS ANALYSIS; DATA FORMS; MANAGEMENT; POWER 320101* -- Energy Conservation, Consumption, & Utilization-- Residential Buildings-- (-1987); 296000 -- Energy Planning & Policy-- Electric Power

Citation Formats

Martin, R., Joiner, B.L., and Bassiouni, Y.E. Considerations in analyzing data from time-of-day electricity pricing experimental demonstrations. United States: N. p., 1979. Web.
Martin, R., Joiner, B.L., & Bassiouni, Y.E. Considerations in analyzing data from time-of-day electricity pricing experimental demonstrations. United States.
Martin, R., Joiner, B.L., and Bassiouni, Y.E. Thu . "Considerations in analyzing data from time-of-day electricity pricing experimental demonstrations". United States.
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abstractNote = {This report provides general guidance to those seeking to do thorough analyses of data gathered in a series of demonstration projects funded in part by the U.S. Department of Energy and designed to investigate the feasibility of time-of-day (TOD) pricing of electricity for residential customers. These demonstration projects were all separately planned and conducted and thus offer the analyst a wide variety of both positive and negative features. Among the more important points stressed is the critical need to pay close attention to detail and to double check all steps in the computer processing of the data and in the analysis. The basic analysis strategy recommended is that of a team effort with specialists from various disciplines working in harmony in the analysis. Data analysis should start simple and build toward the complex, with great attention being paid toward the creative display (plotting) of important elements in all analyses. Continuous documentation of intermediate results, analyses, data bases and computer programs is virtually essential, as is a solid working knowledge of the literature of many areas including social psychology, program evaluation, econometrics, statistics and electricity production and consumption. A major component of this report is devoted to providing brief introductions to portions of this literature that seem particularly relevant.},
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