Authors: Andrew Ford
Addresses: Systems Science Department, Institute of Safety and Systems Management, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Abstract: The uncertainty of the US north-west electric system was the subject of a recent study for the Bonneville Power Administration. The study focused on the impact of efficiency standards that would reduce the electricity used in new buildings and appliances. The main question was whether the standards would also reduce the long-term uncertainty in the system. This paper summarises the case study findings which should be of interest to energy planners in Europe as well as in the USA.
Keywords: energy conservation; energy policy; electric utilities; utility planning; simulation; modelling; uncertainty; USA; United States.
International Journal of Global Energy Issues, 1990 Vol.2 No.2, pp.117-126
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