會議論文

標題 A Comparison of Electricity-Pricing Schemes: Equity, Cost-Recovery, and Economic Efficiency
學年 104
學期 2
發表日期 2016/06/29
作品名稱 A Comparison of Electricity-Pricing Schemes: Equity, Cost-Recovery, and Economic Efficiency
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著者 Ming-Feng Hung; Bin-Tzong Chie; Huei-Chu Liao
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會議名稱 Western Economic Association International 91st Annual Conference
會議地點 Hilton Portland & Executive Tower, Oregon, USA
摘要 Electricity pricing is the main economic instrument used to charge for residential electricity and to manage its consumption. A regulated price in general cannot reflect the true value of electricity. However, a market-based electricity-pricing scheme for residential electricity is efficient while it is also criticized due to its unaffordability to the poor. This article empirically compares four electricity-pricing schemes, namely, increasing-block pricing (IBP), floating increasing-block pricing (FIBP), free market pricing (FMP), and a price-cum-trade incentive system (PTS), in terms of the aspects of efficiency, equity, and cost recovery by using electricity-related data for Taiwan. The research results show that IBP and FIBP suffer from the same problem in that it is hard to be cost-neutral, and FMP is economically efficient while preferring utility to the households. PTS performs the best, in that it can be economically efficient, as well as cost-neutral, and it can also improve income distribution.
關鍵字 residential electricity;efficiency;affordability;cost recovery;consumer’s surplus;floating increasing-block pricing
語言 英文(美國)
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會議性質 國際
校內研討會地點
研討會時間 20160629~20160703
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國別 美國
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出處 Western Economic Association International 91st Annual Conference