Albert L. Danielsen & Nainish K. Gupta
Myth 1. RTP increases the utility's costs and revenue requirements. %n1%n
Reality 1. A well-conceived RTP program reduces the utility's costs and revenue requirements.
RTP programs can reduce peak demands for power, increase off-peak demands, and reduce the need for additional peak-load capacity. This increase in efficiency can lead both to higher company profits and greater customer savings. As the electric industry becomes more competitive, these savings will flow to those customers most responsible for lowering the utility's costs.