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The Efficiency of Electricity Generation in the United States after Restructuring

Catherine Wolfram

in Electricity Deregulation

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print August 2005 | ISBN: 9780226308562
Published online February 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226308586 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226308586.003.0006
The Efficiency of Electricity Generation in the United States after Restructuring

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This chapter examines the changes in electricity generation efficiency in the U.S. brought about by restructuring. It discusses the various channels through which deregulation can reduce costs of procuring electricity and explains that many of the benefits of deregulation will not be felt in the short run. This chapter also identifies the specific aspects of electricity production that can be affected by deregulation and proposes possible approaches for measuring the effects.

Keywords: electricity generation; U.S.; restructuring; deregulation; electricity cost; electricity production

Chapter.  11148 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Econometrics and Mathematical Economics

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