Transport Pricing of Electricity Networks

  • François Lévêque

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Economic Tariff-Setting, Law and Accounting

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. François Lévêque
      Pages 3-33
    3. Nicolas Curien
      Pages 35-72
    4. Nicolas Curien
      Pages 73-101
  3. Basic Theory

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 103-103
    2. Claude Crampes
      Pages 105-135
    3. Anne Perrot
      Pages 155-172
  4. Implementation Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 173-173
    2. Ignacio J. Pérez-Arriaga, Yves Smeers
      Pages 175-203
    3. Jean-Michel Glachant
      Pages 205-224
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 225-233

About this book


Transport Pricing of Electricity Networks aims at providing a methodological and practical transmission tariff guide, to those who are involved in the electricity business as managers, engineers, lawyers, economists, regulators or policy-makers, but are not specialists in electricity transport, nor in tariff-setting for public utilities. It offers a synthesis of the recent economic research on the subject. The volume is divided into three major parts, each presenting a general aspect of transmission pricing: its legal and accounting background, its basic theory, and its implementation, successively.
How much does it cost to transmit electricity from a nuclear plant close to Lyon in France, to a car manufacturer located in Stuttgart in Germany? What price should a system operator in Canada charge a pulp and paper mill that uses the high-voltage grid for only a few weeks per year? Where in California is it more profitable to reinforce or build a new transmission line? What is the best place to locate a power gas station in England, in order to pay the lowest transmission cost? Such questions are novel and crucial for American and European liberalised electricity markets. Transport Pricing of Electricity Networks shows how the economics toolbox can be used to answer them.


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Authors and affiliations

  • François Lévêque
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre of industrial economicsEcole des Mines de ParisParis Cedex 6France

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