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

  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},
  • 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
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