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Report July 17, 1992

Cost Elements and Study Organization: For Embedded Cost of Service Analysis

By Jim Lazar

This document, produced in 1992 by RAP’s Jim Lazar for the Arizona Corporation Commission, provides the basis for “Dividing the Pie: Cost Allocation, the First Step in the Rate Design Process,” Appendix A of “Smart Rate Design for a Smart Future.” It explores the fundamentals of embedded cost of service analysis and the classification and allocation of ...

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Report May 1, 1992

Decoupling vs. Lost Revenues: Regulatory Considerations

By David Moskovitz, Cheryl Harrington, Tom Austin

This paper discusses the important characteristics and distinctions between decoupling and lost revenue recovery, the two general approaches used to eliminate the disincentives to energy efficiency created by current ratesetting processes....

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Report January 1, 1992

IssuesLetter: Energy Policy Act of 1992

By Regulatory Assistance Project

This paper examines two sections of the Energy Policy Act of 1992, which create new duties for state public utility regulators: conservation and energy efficiency by electric utilities and long term wholesale purchase standards....

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Report September 25, 1991

Utility Connection Charges and Credits: Stepping Up the Rate of Energy Efficiency Implementation

By Jim Lazar

The most common approach in the United States for encouraging energy efficiency in new buildings is for governmental agencies to adopt building codes requiring specified levels of energy efficiency. While beneficial, codes are often poorly written, ineffectively enforced, and chronically out of date. One way that utilities and other policy makers can influence th...

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Report November 1, 1989

Profits & Progress through Least-Cost Planning

By David Moskovitz

In the broadest sense, this paper discusses issues relating to the earnings implications which flow from the pursuit of least-cost plans. More narrowly, however, the issues, discussion, and conclusions apply with equal force whenever a utility implements cost-effective demand-side measures, whether as part of a least-cost plan or not. To a lesser extent, the pape...

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Report January 1, 1982

The People’s Power Guide

By Jim Lazar

This document was prepared in 1982 by the People's Organization for Washington Energy Resources (POWER). While it is dated, the vast majority of the content remains relevant for consumer and environmental participants in the utility regulatory process....

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Report October 10, 1960

Principles of Public Utility Rates

By James C Bonbright

This electronic copy of the work entitled “Principles of Public Utility Rates” by James C. Bonbright, first published by the Columbia University Press in 1961, is reproduced here in its entirety with the authorization and permission of the copyright holder. It is a study of the standards or reasonable or optimum prices applied, or proposed for application, to...

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