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Author Guo, Christopher, author.

Title The adoption of new smart-grid technologies : incentives, outcomes, and opportunities / Christopher Guo, Craig A. Bond, Anu Narayanan.

Publication Info. Santa Monica, Calif. : RAND Corporation, [2015]


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 Axe JSTOR Open Ebooks  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (xvii, 60 pages) : color illustrations
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 53-60).
Note Online resource; title from PDF cover (viewed May 4, 2015).
Contents Title Page; Copyright; Preface; Contents; Figures; Summary; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; CHAPTER ONE: Introduction; Electricity Infrastructure in the United States; The Supply of Electricity; The Demand for Electricity; Regulation in the Electricity Market; Key Issues and Challenges with the Current Grid; Demand Risk; Differences in Wholesale and Retail Prices; Integration of Renewable Sources of Energy; Using Technology to Overcome Problems: The Smart Grid; Research Questions; Approach; Organization of This Report; CHAPTER TWO: A Review of the Potential Benefits of the Smart Grid.
Potential Benefits to Generators and SuppliersPotential Benefits to Distributors and Utilities; Potential Benefits to Consumers; Potential Benefits to All Market Participants and Society at Large; Total Potential Benefits of the Smart Grid; CHAPTER THREE: Potential for Entrepreneurship with Smart-Grid Technologies: Opportunities and Challenges Leveraging Big Data ; Description of Electricity Big Data; The Disaggregation Problem; Hardware Solutions; Software Solutions; Issues in Disaggregation; The Economic Value of Disaggregated Data; Consumers; Utilities and Policy.
Benefits Outside of the Electricity MarketBusiness Opportunities from Smart-Grid Data; Energy-Efficiency Ventures; Data Refinement; CHAPTER FOUR: The Smart Grid in Practice: Some Empirical Evidence; Response of Consumers to Alternative Pricing Structures; Pilot Programs; Large-Scale Studies; Negative Consumer Experiences and Concerns; Selected Issues and Experiences with the Smart Grid: Brief Case Studies; SmartGridCity: Boulder, Colorado; Massachusetts Electric Grid Modernization Process; Summary of Empirical Evidence.
CHAPTER FIVE: Explaining the Evidence: Barriers to Smart-Grid Technology AdoptionRegulatory Incentives on the Supply Side; Lack of Technology Standards; Perceived Costs to Consumers; Real-Time and Time-of-Use Pricing and Transaction Costs; Privacy and Health Risks; Big-Data Technological and Personnel Barriers; Costs of Interstate Transmission Infrastructure; Costs of Distributed Generation; Total Potential Costs of the Smart Grid; CHAPTER SIX: Using Public Policy to Encourage Smart-Grid Technology Adoption; Policy Levers to Incentivize Smart-Grid Investment; Mandate Smart-Grid Investments.
Commit to Inclusion of Smart-Grid Investments in Rate BaseIncrease the Allowable Rate of Return on Capital; Change the Distribution of Investment Expenditure and Cost Savings Pass-Through to Consumers; Decouple Revenue from Sales; Change Procedures for Rate Cases; Broad Principles for Smart-Grid Regulation; Shift Regulatory Focus from Costs of Investment to Net Benefits of Investment; Adapt Pricing Structures to New Technologies; Develop Efficient Pricing Policies for Distributed Generation; Create and Enforce Smart-Grid Standards; Recognize Differences in Local Electric Systems.
Summary RAND Corporation researchers review the current technical, regulatory, and economic context of the electricity market and theoretical benefits of developing a smart grid; discuss some entrepreneurial opportunities associated with smart-grid data; examine empirical evidence related to smart-grid adoption and implementation; and offer policy suggestions for overcoming identified barriers.
Subject Smart power grids.
Electric power distribution -- Automation.
Energy policy -- United States.
Electric power distribution -- Automation. (OCoLC)fst00905424
Energy policy. (OCoLC)fst00910200
Smart power grids. (OCoLC)fst01792824
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Author Bond, Craig A. (Craig Andrew), author.
Narayanan, Anu, author.
ISBN 9780833088376 (electronic book)
0833088378 (electronic book)
Standard No. AU@ 000057127347
AU@ 000062418638
GBVCP 100866328X

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