Full Cost of Electricity Study Publications

Full Cost of Electricity Publications

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Capacity Expansion and Dispatch Modeling: Model Documentation and Results for ERCOT Scenarios

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EPA’s Valuation of Environmental Externalities from Electricity Production

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Estimation of Transmission Costs for New Generation

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Federal Financial Support for Electricity Generation Technologies

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Future Utility Business Models

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The History and Evolution of the U.S. Electricity Industry

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Impact of renewable generation on operational reserves requirements: When more could be less

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Integrating Community Values into the Full Cost of Electricity

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Integrating Photovoltaic Generation: Cost of Integrating Distributed Photovoltaic Generation to the Utility Distribution Circuits

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Market-calibrated Forecasts for Natural Gas Prices

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New U.S. Power Costs: by County, with Environmental Externalities

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Journal Publication:
Rhodes, Joshua D., King, Carey, Gülen, Gürcan, Olmstead, Sheila M., Dyer, James S., Hebner, Robert E., Beach, Fred C., Edgar, Thomas F., Webber, Michael E.. “A geographically resolved method to estimate levelized power plant costs with environmental externalities,” Energy Policy, 2017, 102 (March 2017), 491-499, doi: 10.1016/j.enpol.2016.12.025. View paper free online here or download PDF.

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Quantifying Diversity of Electricity Generation in the U.S.

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State Level Financial Support for Electricity Generation Technologies: An analysis of Texas & California

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Trends in Transmission, Distribution, and Administration Costs for U.S. Investor Owned Electric Utilities

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Journal Publication:
Fares, Robert L. and King, Carey W. “Trends in transmission, distribution, and administration costs for U.S. investor-owned electric utilities,” Energy Policy, 2017, 105 (June 2017), 354-362., doi: 10.1016/j.enpol.2017.02.036. Journal paper: online link. Data: Underlying FERC Form1 data are available via OpenEI (for data from 1994-2016).