The Economics of Conservation Programs (Paperback)
  • The Economics of Conservation Programs (Paperback)

The Economics of Conservation Programs (Paperback)

Paperback 215 Pages / Published: 30/09/2012
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
Demand side management (DSM) is one of the most topical issues in regulating electric utilities, both in the United States and internationally. What is DSM? It consists of various measures at the level of demand (households, commerce, industry, others), which are at least partially financed by electric utilities and which should either conserve energy or reduce the peak load. The practice of DSM originates from The Public Utility Regulatory Policy Act of 1978 (PURPA) that provided the political and legal framework to set energy conservation as a national goal, which encouraged regulatory commissions to initiate utility conservation programs; see e.g., Nowell-Tschirhart (1990) and Fox-Penner (1990). Moreover, integrated resource planning, which must account for DSM on a level playing field with supply, is written into the 1992 Energy Policy Act as the U.S. Government's preferred method of electric power planning. Although PURPA set energy conservation as a national priority, its implementation was left to the states with the consequence of considerable differences concerning efforts and rules. By 1993 16 states had already implemented integrated resource planning, 9 were in the process of doing so and further 9 considered implementation, (EPRI 1993b). Due to the Clean Air Act of 1990, 24 states are considering to include external costs in integrated resource planning.

Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
ISBN: 9781461378938
Number of pages: 215
Weight: 349 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 12 mm
Edition: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 199

You may also be interested in...

Electrical Engineering 101
Added to basket
When the Lights Went Out
Added to basket
Understanding Cryptography
Added to basket
Advanced Testing Techniques
Added to basket
Electrical Engineering: Know It All
Added to basket


Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.