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Big City Bias: he Problem with Simple Rate Comparisons

Looking beyond ranking utilities on price.
Johannes P. Pfeifenberger and Mark W. Jenkins

Looking beyond ranking utilities on price.

It's tempting to compare rates between utilities- to use those simple rankings as regulatory carrots and sticks-but those who do may play a dangerous game. While such rankings may appear compelling, they can add an inappropriate bias to the regulatory process and penalize well-performing electric utilities that operate in high-cost service territories, such as large metropolitan areas.