Electricity rates for the zero marginal cost grid

Helen Lo, Seth Blumsack, Paul Hines, Sean Meyn

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The electricity industry is rapidly changing: costs are increasingly dominated by capital and technology is turning loads into resources. This is similar to the early days of the Internet. Building on rate-structures used in the communications industry, utilities of the future should offer customers a portfolio of service contract options that provide a signal to the utility regarding the type and amount of infrastructure that should be deployed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)39-43
Number of pages5
JournalElectricity Journal
Issue number3
StatePublished - Apr 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Energy (miscellaneous)
  • Law
  • Management of Technology and Innovation
  • Business and International Management


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