Principles of Public Utility Rates
Public Utilities Reports, 1988 - Social Science - 700 pages
Grasp regulatory issues and the principles of public utility pricing...Start with basic theory; learn what multiple functions public utility rates are designed to perform; understand the four primary functions rate regulations must perform; examine what constitutes fairness of rates; and wrap it all up with the criteria for judging a sound rate structure.
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PART ONE Scope and General Paradigm Issues
The Public Utility Concept
Alternative Paradigms of Regulation
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accepted accounting actual allocation allowed alternative amounts applied average basis benefits called capacity capital changes Chapter charge classes commissions common competition concept considerations consumers customers decisions demand depreciation designed determination differentials discrimination discussed distribution earnings economic economists effect efficiency electric equal equity estimated example excess existing fact factors fair firm fixed function given important income increase incremental industry interest investment involves issue least less limited long-run lower major marginal cost means measure method monopoly natural natural gas objectives operating output peak period plant possible practice present principle problem production profits public utility question rate base rate of return ratemaking ratepayers reasonable reference regulation regulatory relative result rule scale short-run social specific standard structure supply theory unit utility rates