When a Rose Is Not a Rose: A Review of Recent Estimates of Congestion Costs

When a Rose Is Not a Rose: A Review of Recent Estimates of Congestion Costs

TitleWhen a Rose Is Not a Rose: A Review of Recent Estimates of Congestion Costs
Publication TypeMagazine Article
Year of Publication2004
AuthorsBernard C Lesieutre, Joseph H Eto
MagazineThe Electricity Journal
Volume17
Issue Number4
Date Published05/2004
Type of ArticleJournal
KeywordsCERTS Transmission Planning, congestion, power system economics
Abstract

Careful examination of congestion costs leads to some conclusions that are counterintuitive. For example, consumer costs may rise, not fall, as a result of reducing congestion, and minimizing consumer costs may not increase aggregate social wealth.

DOI10.1016/j.tej.2004.03.006
LBNL Report Number

LBNL-52739

Refereed DesignationNon-Refereed