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The electricity system consists of three principal components: electricity consumers, electricity generation technologies, and the wires, poles, storage, and other hardware required to connect electricity end users with generation in both space and time. The Full Cost of Electricity (FCe-) is a function of the interaction between these three components, as well as cost factors (e.g., environmental, human health) often considered external to the electricity system. The University of Texas at Austin’s FCe- study provides white papers and interactive tools that describe these interactions via a multidisciplinary approach.
What is the Full Cost of Electricity? It depends. It depends upon where, when, and how you generate, consume, and connect within the electricity grid.
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