An assessment was carried out of the impacts of the various alternative strategies designed to reduce the rate of electrical energy use in the Nashville-Davidson County area, in the light of a potential crisis in supply. Seven strategies were identified among the major categories of voluntary reduction, price regulation, and mandatory reduction. Thirty-three sub-sectors were identified among residential, commercial and industrial users, and the consequences of imposing the strategies were assessed using a cross-impact matrix. The value of the methodology as an aid to public policy formulation lies in its possible extension to allow direct participation of various affected publics.
Lichter, Barry D.; Flanagan, William F.; Goodrich, Robert S.; Sebenius, James K.; and Beach, C. Paul, "Planned Reduction in Electrical Energy Use in Nashville - Davidson County, Tennessee: A Preliminary Assessment" (1975). UMR-MEC Conference. 78.
2nd Annual UMR-MEC Conference on Energy (1975: Oct. 7-9, Rolla, MO)
Article - Conference proceedings
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