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Least cost planning : should utilities invest in energy efficiency rather than new supplies?

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OIES paper: EV6
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The essence of least cost planning is that in some circumstances it is more profitable for a utility to encourage its customers to use less electric power/water/gas than it is for the utility to sell a larger quantity of its product.

The two parameters that define the circumstances when this may occur are the price at which the utility can sell its service; and the cost of investing in new or additional plant to meet growing demand, as compared to the cost of conservation measures....

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Research group:
Oxford Institute for Energy Studies
Publisher:
Oxford Institute for Energy Studies Publisher's website
Publication date:
1991
URN:
uuid:9462324f-b48e-4a18-abe9-a797a57503d7
Local pid:
ora:10300
ISBN:
0-948061-57-X

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