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Are energy consumption tariffs still up-to-date?

Are energy consumption tariffs still up-to-date?
Typ:Bachelorarbeit, Masterarbeit

Julian Huber

Electricity related charges, grid fees, and taxes for small consumers are largely based on the amount energy they draw from the grid. Residential prosumers and non-residential consumers with on-site generation target a high degree of self-consumption (i.e., minimizing electricity purchase from the grid) to avoid such charges. Paying a smaller share of the grid fees compared to regular consumers, they can still use the grid as an insurance, when consumption exceeds storage and on-site generation. The rollout of smart meters allows the design of new contracts for the allocation grid fees.. The thesis will develope a framework for the quantitative assessment of grid tariffs. Grid fees can be evaluated in different dimensions (e.g, economic, behavior-economic, and ethical aspects). Based on these criteria an evaluation model for the operationalization of assessment criteria will be designed to illustrate the framework on real world data.

Formale Anforderungen:

Die Arbeit kann auf Deutsch oder Englisch verfasst werden. Interesse an wirtschaftswissenschaftlichen Fragestellungen wird vorausgesetzt, Kenntnisse zur statistischen Datenanalyse (R, Python, Matlab) sind gerne gesehen, aber nicht zwingend erforderlich.

Relevante Literatur:

Toby Brown, Ahmad Faruqui, and Léa Grausz. “Efficient tariff structures for distribution network services.” In: Economic Analysis and Policy 48 (2015). Energy, pp. 139 –149. issn: 0313-5926. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.eap.2015.11.010. Stijn Neuteleers, Machiel Mulder, and Frank Hindriks. “Assessing fairness of dynamic grid tariffs.” In: Energy Policy 108 (2017), pp. 111 –120. issn: 0301-4215. doi:/10.1016/ Robert Passey et al. “Designing more cost reflective electricity network tariffs with demand charges.” In: Energy Policy 109.Supplement C (2017), pp. 642 –649. issn: 0301-4215. doi: /10.1016/j.enpol.2017.07.045
M. L. Baughman and D. J. Bottaro. “Electric power trans-mission and distribution systems: Costs and their allo-cation.” In:IEEE Transactions on Power Apparatus andSystems95.3 (1976), pp. 782–790.issn: 0018-9510.doi:10.1109/T-PAS.1976.32161.
Tim Schittekatte, Ilan Momber, and Leonardo Meeus. “Future-proof tariff design: recovering sunk grid costs in a world where consumers are pushing back.” (2017).
James Cummings Bonbright, Albert L Danielsen, and David R Kamerschen. Principles of public utility rates. Columbia University Press New York, 1961