Cost of Power Interruptions to Electricity Consumers in the United States (U.S.)

@article{LaCommare2006CostOP,
  title={Cost of Power Interruptions to Electricity Consumers in the United States (U.S.)},
  author={Kristina Hamachi LaCommare and Joseph H. Eto},
  journal={Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory},
  year={2006}
}
  • K. LaCommare, J. Eto
  • Published 16 February 2006
  • Engineering, Business
  • Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
The massive electric power blackout in the northeastern U.S. and Canada on August 14-15, 2003 catalyzed discussions about modernizing the U.S. electricity grid. Industry sources suggested that investments of $50 to $100 billion would be needed. This work seeks to better understand an important piece of information that has been missing from these discussions: What do power interruptions and fluctuations in power quality (power-quality events) cost electricity consumers? We developed a bottom-up… Expand
Improving the estimated cost of sustained power interruptions to electricity customers
Abstract Electricity reliability and resiliency have become a topic of heightened interest in recent years in the United States. As utilities, regulators, and policymakers determine how to achieveExpand
The Costs of Power Interruptions in Germany - an Assessment in the Light of the Energiewende
The German Energiewende’s potential effects on the reliability of electricity supply as well as the corresponding economic consequences have recently entered both the political and scientific debate.Expand
The costs of electricity interruptions in Spain. Are we sending the right signals
One of the objectives of energy security is the uninterrupted physical availability of energy. However, there is limited information about how much is the cost of energy supply interruptions. ThisExpand
Projecting future costs to U.S. electric utility customers from power interruptions.
This analysis integrates regional models of power system reliability, output from atmosphere-ocean general circulation models, and results from the Interruption Cost Estimate (ICE) Calculator toExpand
The Lebanese Electricity Woes: An Estimation of the Economical Costs of Power Interruptions
This paper contributes to the political and scientific debate surrounding the economic costs entailed by the regular power cuts in Lebanon. Examining the data on electricity consumption that wasExpand
The Costs of Power Interruptions in Germany: A Regional and Sectoral Analysis
Abstract A high standard of security of electricity supply comes at serious electricity system costs. However, these system costs have to be balanced with the economic costs induced by an insecureExpand
Stated preferences based estimation of power interruption costs in private households: An example from Germany
Concerns regarding supply security are increasingly raised in reaction to the transition of the German energy system toward a renewable and nuclear-free system called “Energiewende”. The goal of thisExpand
Power outages and the costs of unsupplied electricity: evidence from backup generation among firms in Africa
Electricity provision in Africa has been marred by low generation, poor supply and frequent power outages. One of the strategies adopted by firms to cope with this poor public supply is investment inExpand
Early Economic Feasibility of Hybrid Microgrid in CaliforniaMarket
The Energy Policy Act of 1992 opened the legal door to distributed generation (DG). Although electricity has been deregulated for over 20 years, today 95% of electricity is generated by utilityExpand
An Insurance Perspective on U.S. Electric Grid Disruption Costs
Large yet infrequent disruptions of electrical power can impact tens of millions of people in a single event, triggering significant economic damages, portions of which are insured. Small andExpand
...
1
2
3
4
5
...

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 33 REFERENCES
Understanding the cost of power interruptions to U.S. electricity consumers
The massive electric power blackout in the northeastern United States and Canada on August 14-15, 2003 resulted in the U.S. electricity system being called ''antiquated'' and catalyzed discussionsExpand
Pilot evaluation of electricity-reliability and power-quality monitoring in California's Silicon Valley with the I-Grid(R) system
Power-quality events are of increasing concern for the economy because today's equipment, particularly computers and automated manufacturing devices, is susceptible to these imperceptible voltageExpand
Scoping study on trends in the economic value of electricity reliability to the U.S. economy
During the past three years, working with more than 150 organizations representing public and private stakeholders, EPRI has developed the Electricity Technology Roadmap. The Roadmap identifiesExpand
Characteristics and Trends in a National Study of Consumer Outage Costs
Ensuring reliability has and will continue to be a priority for electricity industry restructuring. Assessing the balance between public and private actions to ensure reliability should be guided inExpand
Review of power quality applications of energy storage systems
Under the sponsorship of the US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Utility Technologies, the Energy Storage Systems Analysis and Development Department at Sandia National Laboratories contractedExpand
Measurement Practices for Reliability and Power Quality
This report provides a distribution reliability measurement ''toolkit'' that is intended to be an asset to regulators, utilities and power users. The metrics and standards discussed range from simpleExpand
Operating reserves and bulk-power reliability
Operating reserves are the front lines in the defense of electric systems against major generation and transmission outages. Operating reserves are provided by generating units that can increaseExpand
Costs of service disruptions to electricity consumers
After reviewing 16 recent studies, we 1.(i) identify the general approaches used to estimate customer outage costs,2.(ii) ascertain the relative merits of each approach, and3.(iii) determine theExpand
Using customer outage costs to plan generation reliability
There is a general consensus that the 1990s will be a decade characterized by generation capacity shortages, at least in portions of the U.S. This poses the question “should the utility industry beExpand
Estimation of energy intensity by end-use for commercial buildings☆
We describe the results of a study to estimate the energy intensities of major end-uses in commercial buildings in the PG&E service area. These energy intensities are central to commercial sectorExpand
...
1
2
3
4
...