The Price isn't Right: The Need for Reform in Consumer Electricity Pricing
Donald N. Dewees
University of Toronto - Department of Economics
January 13, 2010
C.D. Howe Institute Backgrounder, No. 24, 2010
Electricity prices should fully link the consumer price to peak-period generation costs, environmental costs and the high cost of new generation, according to an expert analysis released today by the C.D. Howe Institute. The author says such pricing reform is required to reduce both financial and electrical stress on the system and help prepare Ontario - and other provinces - for the rising costs of new generation.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 16
Keywords: Economic Growth and Innovation, electricity pricing, Province of Ontario, conservation, environmental cost, real-time pricing
JEL Classification: L94, O13, Q48, Q58Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: February 4, 2010
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