The advent of the smart grid is sparking interest in intelligent rate design. But while state and federal goals encourage more efficient rate structures, regulatory and political considerations...
Dynamic Pricing and Low-Income Customers
Correcting misconceptions about load-management programs.
paper, An Experimental Comparison of Critical Peak and Hourly Pricing: The PowerCents DC Program, March 2010 , showed that low-income customers were more responsive than higher-income customers, the final results show the responses of low-income customers to be similar but slightly lower than higher-income customers (see PowerCentsDC Program Final Report, September 2010).