Demand based price determination for electricity consumers in private households
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
This report investigates the effects a demand based tariff would have on private electricity consumers and how it could contribute to a sustainable electrical grid. The fuse tariff that is currently used charges customers for their electricity usage and does not fully reflect the electrical grid load and thereby not the cost for the distribution system operators. A demand based tariff, that charges customers for their power peaks and promotes a change of behaviour better reflects the grid load and could lead to a more even grid distribution and a sustainable development. In light of this issue, two demand based tariffs have been constructed for the energy company Upplands Energi’s private customers’ current electricity consumption. One of the tariffs consists of a higher fixed cost and a lower variable cost and the other consists of a lower fixed cost and a higher variable cost, both leading to the same revenue för Upplands Energi. The two different demand based tariffs have been simulated and analysed, where the one with the lowest fixed cost is recommended since it gives customers higher economic incentives to change their electricity usage behaviour. It is essential that electricity retailers communicate the information of how the demand based tariff works to the customers in order to make them change their electricity behaviour to attain a sustainable grid.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 39 p.
Electricity price determination, demand based tariff
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-295186OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-295186DiVA: diva2:933155
Luthander, Rasmus, Doktorand
Widén, Joakim, Universitetslektor