Principles of public utility rates

Author: James Cummings Bonbright

Publisher: Public Utilities Reports


Category: Social Science

Page: 700

View: 6163

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.

Public Utility Rates

A Discussion of the Principles and Practice Underlying Charges for Water, Gas, Electricity, Communication and Transportation Services

Author: Harry Barker

Publisher: Franklin Classics

ISBN: 9780342234240


Page: 408

View: 3459

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Principles of Water Rates, Fees, and Charges


Author: Bill Zieburtz,Awwa Staff

Publisher: American Water Works Association

ISBN: 1583218637

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 380

View: 8934

The revised manual contains new material reflective of isses and changes in this evolving water industry. The manual provides guidance and recommendations on choosing rate structures and setting water rates, fees, and charges which will cover utility costs and future needs. The manual covers all types of rate structures, such as block rates, uniform rates, conservation rates, surcharges, and many others.

Energy Utility Rate Setting

Author: Lowell Alt


ISBN: 1411689593

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 152

View: 1847

A Practical Guide to the Retail Rate Setting Process for Regulated Electric and Natural Gas Utilities. This book explains how the traditional rate-setting process is commonly done for energy utilities. This book includes a discussion of revenue requirement, rate base, cost of capital, expenses, revenues, rate-making objectives, cost of service studies, rate design, the rate case process, tariff policies, metering, service quality and other types of cases affecting rates. The book concludes with a numerical example showing the calculation steps from revenue requirement to rate design.

Accounting for Public Utilities

Author: Robert L. Hahne,Gregory E. Aliff

Publisher: LexisNexis

ISBN: 1579110479

Category: Law

Page: 702

View: 3724

Accounting for Public Utilities provides a comprehensive analysis of accounting for public utilities, bringing into focus all the special types of accounting rules, situations, and adaptations that are essential in this highly specialized industry. Highlights include: • Discussion of ratemaking concepts, including styles of ratemaking, determining utility rate base, cost allocations and normalization • Analysis of regulatory accounting and reporting requirements • Explanation of accounting for taxes, public utility regulation, management accounting systems, pricing and depreciation Don't miss this essential guide, packed with insightful analysis and discussion and custom designed for anyone who needs an accounting reference for public utilities.

The End of a Natural Monopoly

Deregulation and Competition in the Electric Power Industry

Author: Daniel H. Cole,Peter Grossman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135697019

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 5998

This book addresses the fundamental issues underlying the debate over electric power regulation and deregulation. After decades of the presumption that the electric power industry was a natural monopoly, recent times have seen a trend of deregulation followed by panicked re-regulation. This important book critically analyses this controversial area from a legal and economic perspective.

Modern Economic Regulation

An Introduction to Theory and Practice

Author: Christopher Decker

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107024234

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 487

View: 4362

This book synthesises the vast literature on economic regulation into a coherent overview of regulatory theory and practice.

Industry Structure and Pricing

The New Rivalry in Infrastructure

Author: Mark A. Jamison

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1475754566

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 207

View: 4463

Industry Structure and Pricing: The New Rivalry in Infrastructure extends current economic models by incorporating effects of actual and potential rivalry in markets outside the markets of immediate interest. Focusing on the contestable model, the author shows how diverse patterns of actual and potential rivalry, called multilateral rivalry or MLR, affect the appropriateness of many regulatory policies. It is specifically shown that many conclusions of the contestability literature are overly generous to firms that might want to protect or extend their monopoly positions. While this book's refinement to existing economic theory gives strong results, it is still based on static production functions and demands - integrated to provide a dynamic view of multilateral rivalry.

Competition and Trade Policies

Coherence or Conflict

Author: Einar Hope

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134704585

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

View: 5023

The relationship between competition and trade policies, and the development of an effective competition policy for an integrated world economy, is one of the most important and challenging issues policy makers currently face. This book examines the current debates around competition and trade policy interactions, and discusses the need for new policy initiatives in an international context.

Principles of Water Rates, Fees, and Charges

Author: American Water Works Association

Publisher: American Water Works Association

ISBN: 1613001711

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 341

View: 3204

This new edition consolidates and updates information from four earlier rate manuals into one easy-to-use resource. Basic principles of water rates, fees, and charges are covered, along with specifics such as the determindation of costs of water service by customer class, connection and service charges, wholesale rates, and more.

Insurance Rate Litigation

A Survey of Judicial Treatment of Insurance Ratemaking and Insurance Rate Regulation

Author: J.K. Mintel

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780898381399

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 346

View: 7202

The idea for this book came from my decision to update an article by Roy C. McCullough entitled "Insurance Rates in the Courts" published in the June and July 1961 issues of the Insurance Law Journal. When this project began, the intention was to produce a similar journal article surveying insurance rate litiga tion between 1960 and the present using basically the same organization followed in the seminal article. However, the volume of reported cases during the last twenty years was much larger than anticipated and the issues being litigated had expanded dramatically. The project grew as my study progressed, and the resulting book surveys more than three hundred disputes involving insurance ratemaking and insurance rate regulation. The fruition of this project would not have been possible without the consistent encouragement and criticism of Roy McCullough, and it is with gratitude that I acknowledge his continuous and valuable assistance to me in this effort. Once an initial draft was prepared, a number of my associates cooperated by reading and commenting on the manuscript. I would like to give special thanks to Michael J. Miller and James F. Perry who unselfishly shared their time and knowledge to improve this work. Needless to say, none of those who read the manuscript is responsible for any errors in concept or detail that may remain.


Author: Robert S. Pindyck,Daniel L. Rubinfeld

Publisher: Pearson Deutschland GmbH

ISBN: 9783827372826

Category: Microeconomics

Page: 959

View: 4143

Consolidated Water Rates

Issues and Practices in Single-tariff Pricing

Author: N.A

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 1428905863

Category: Water utilities

Page: 110

View: 7560

Public utility rate proposals of President Carter's energy program (part E of S. 1469)

hearings before the Subcommittee on Energy Conservation and Regulation of the Committee on Energy and NaturalResources, United States Senate, Ninety-fifth Congress, first session ...

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Subcommittee on Energy Conservation and Regulation

Publisher: N.A


Category: Electric utilities

Page: N.A

View: 2149

Principles of Public Policy Practice

Author: Lok Sang Ho

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461515750

Category: Political Science

Page: 223

View: 8225

Principles of Public Policy Practice was written with policy makers, concerned citizens, and students of public policy in mind. Striving to avoid technical language, the author introduces a new paradigm that starts from the commonality of human nature and the assumption that public policy should be impartial. Rather than playing the interests of one group versus those of another, he argues convincingly that public policy should aim at enhancing the ex ante welfare for everyone if everyone did not know the position or the identity one would assume. Using this conceptual device of the representative individual, the analysis readily leads to policy implications that are both reasonable and concrete in diverse areas ranging from health care, crime and punishment to macroeconomic and financial market stability. The book concludes with a chapter summarizing the various principles of public policy practice that will meet the challenges of the new millennium. These principles, certainly of interest to academics in social sciences who are studying public policy, political economy, international financial systems, and capital markets, should appeal equally to practitioners, including public policy makers, consultants, advisers, administrators, and public service trade unions.


Wie man kluge Entscheidungen anstößt

Author: Richard H. Thaler,Cass R. Sunstein

Publisher: Ullstein eBooks

ISBN: 3430920035

Category: Science

Page: 400

View: 3393

Nudge – so heißt die Formel, mit der man andere dazu bewegt, die richtigen Entscheidungen zu treffen. Denn Menschen verhalten sich von Natur aus nicht rational. Nur mit einer Portion List können sie dazu gebracht werden, vernünftig zu handeln. Aber wie schafft man das, ohne sie zu bevormunden? Wie erreicht man zum Beispiel, dass sie sich um ihre Altervorsorge kümmern, umweltbewusst leben oder sich gesund ernähren? Darauf gibt Nudge die Antwort. Das Konzept hat bereits viele Entscheidungsträger überzeugt, darunter US-Präsident Barack Obama. Anschaulich und unterhaltsam präsentieren der Wirtschaftsnobelpreisträger Richard Thaler und Cass Sunstein einen neuen Ansatz der Verhaltensökonomie, der schon heute das Denken und Handeln in Politik und Wirtschaft prägt.