Energy Pricing: Economics and Principles

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Springer Science & Business Media, Mar 23, 2011 - Business & Economics - 412 pages
This book describes the processes through which rates for energy consumption are derived, ranging from initial analyses of the supply and demand parameters to the final forms and levels of end-use consumer prices. The author argues against aggressive accounting procedures, and suggests criteria for choosing firm's position on pending public policy issues. A handbook on energy formulae for non-professionals is included in the book. The author is adjunct professor at the University of Portland.
 

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Contents

1 Introduction
1
The Direction of Cost
25
Joint Cost Allocations
69
The Tenneco Pattern
93
Demand Influence
131
Planning for Demand
177
7 The Public PolicySocial Engineering Approach to Pricing
197
8 Introduction to Rates
229
9 Elements of Rate Design
241
10 Traditional Types of Rate Forms
261
11 Tools of the Trade
301
12 Matters of Judgment
325
Index
407
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