The impact of electricity market reform on consumers

Waddams Price, Catherine and Pham, Khac (2009) The impact of electricity market reform on consumers. Utilities Policy, 17 (1). pp. 43-48.

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We examine the effect of electricity market reform on residential consumers, using hypothetical scenarios likely to be prompted by reform. These include raising tariffs to cost reflective levels and introducing a standing charge to recover 10% of the revenue to mirror cost reflective structures. For Albania and Bulgaria, where household expenditure surveys and electricity tariffs are available, we analyse the effects by expenditure decile and region. The impact of reforms varies considerably, depending on how far current tariffs reflect the long run marginal costs of supply, but likely reform scenarios will adversely affect low income households more than others.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Special edition on reform in South East Europe
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > Norwich Business School
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Groups > Responsible Business Regulation Group
Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Centres > Centre for Competition Policy
Depositing User: Julia Sheldrake
Date Deposited: 27 Oct 2010 17:08
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2024 10:30
DOI: 10.1016/j.jup.2008.02.007

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