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Cutting Electricity Costs for Industrial Plants in a Real-Time World

Fortnightly Magazine - December 1997

electricity costs and rate tariffs, plant process and production costs, and the possible capital costs associated with increased flexibility in cogeneration-production and electricity-consumption operations. F

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"Briefs: Utilities," Energy 1997, XII(3).

E. Hirst and B. Kirby, Electric-Power Ancillary Services, ORNL/CON-426, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tenn., February 1996.

F. C. Schweppe, M.C. Caramanis, R.D. Tabors and R. E. Bohn, Spot Pricing of Electricity, 1988.

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Promoting Wholesale Competition Through Open Access Non-Discriminatory Transmission Services by Public Utilities; Recovery of Stranded Costs by Public Utilities and Transmitting Utilities, Final Rule, Docket Nos. rm95-8-000 and rm94-7-001, Order No. 888, Washington, D.C., April 24, 1996.

Pacific Gas and Electric Co., San Diego Gas & Electric Co., and Southern California Edison, The Phase II Filing of the California Independent System Operator Corporation and The Phase II Filing of the California Power Exchange Corp., submitted to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket Nos. ec96-19-001 and er96-1663-001, San Francisco, San Diego, and Rosemead, Calif., March 31, 1997.

Eric Hirst and Brendan Kirby are senior researchers in the Energy Division of Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Their research targets electric industry restructuring. The work reported in this article was sponsored by the Office of Utility Technologies, U.S. Department of Energy.

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