Relative efficiency benefits of wholesale and retail competition in electricity: An analysis and a research agenda

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A central issue in the debate over restructuring the electric power industry is the extent to which the market should be open to competition. One aspect of this debate is whether competition ought to be restricted to the whole sale power market or be extended to final retail consumers. This report begins to explore the potential differences in economic efficiency between wholesale and retail competition in the electric power industry. The two market-structure scenarios are defined and the factors responsible for differences in efficiency are described. The report also contains an assessment of the relative importance of the factors and ... continued below

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Bohi, D.R. & Palmer, K.L. March 1, 1996.

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A central issue in the debate over restructuring the electric power industry is the extent to which the market should be open to competition. One aspect of this debate is whether competition ought to be restricted to the whole sale power market or be extended to final retail consumers. This report begins to explore the potential differences in economic efficiency between wholesale and retail competition in the electric power industry. The two market-structure scenarios are defined and the factors responsible for differences in efficiency are described. The report also contains an assessment of the relative importance of the factors and recommendations for pursuing further research.

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46 p./1.1 Mb

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OSTI as DE96000545

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  • Other Information: PBD: Mar 1996

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  • Other: DE96000545
  • Report No.: NREL/TP--461-20686
  • Grant Number: AC36-83CH10093
  • DOI: 10.2172/211621 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 211621
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc673422

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Bohi, D.R. & Palmer, K.L. Relative efficiency benefits of wholesale and retail competition in electricity: An analysis and a research agenda, report, March 1, 1996; Golden, Colorado. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc673422/: accessed September 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.