The generation of electricity by solar energy in the U.S. is moving from the design stage to the pilot plant stage. Some persons have argued that at least some of the base line technologies are competitors now or are approaching parity with other energy sources, at least when the social costs and benefits are considered. This paper evaluates briefly the institutional framework of the regulated electric utility, the proforma impact of a solar electric plant upon an operational utility. We conclude that under the present regulatory/institutional framework, the solar electric technology will be developed at a date that is slower than the resource allocation optimal.
Murry, Donald A., "The Impact of Solar Central Electric Technology on the Regulated Utility" (1976). UMR-MEC Conference on Energy / UMR-DNR Conference on Energy. 199, pp. 768-776.
3rd Annual UMR-MEC Conference on Energy (1976: Oct. 12-14, Rolla, MO)
Article - Conference proceedings
Demand Metering and Rate Design
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14 Oct 1976