Utility Averaging Policies—Impact on Consumer's Energy Usage

MIKYOUNG HA, SUE E. WILLIAMS, MARGARET J. WEBER

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Abstract

Average Monthly Payment (AMP) plan is a utility policy designed to assist consumers in need such as low income and elderly. This study examines whether this utility policy is an advantage to these target customers. Results indicate that, with a muted price signal, the AMP plan produces an effect contrary to the objective of assisting low and fixed income consumers. Further, the study indicates consumers on the AMP plan consume more energy and the AMP plan does not appear to support energy conservation and efficiency.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)284-299
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Consumer Affairs
Volume27
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1993 Jan 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)

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