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dc.title Economics of electricity pricing and consumer protection en
dc.contributor.author Strielkowski, Wadim
dc.contributor.author Bilan, Yuriy
dc.relation.ispartof Economic Annals-XXI
dc.identifier.issn 1728-6220 Scopus Sources, Sherpa/RoMEO, JCR
dc.date.issued 2017
utb.relation.volume 162
utb.relation.issue 11-12
dc.citation.spage 28
dc.citation.epage 31
dc.type article
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Institute of Society Transformation
dc.identifier.doi 10.21003/ea.V162-06
dc.relation.uri http://soskin.info/en/ea/2016/162-11-12/Economic-Annals-contents-V162-06
dc.subject Consumer protection en
dc.subject Distributed generation en
dc.subject Electricity pricing en
dc.subject Energy economics en
dc.subject Solar energy en
dc.subject Solar photovoltaic (PV) panels en
dc.subject USA en
dc.description.abstract Consumer protection and electricity pricing issues that emerge when consumers generate their own electric power by installing solar photovoltaic (PV) panels (known as solar distributed generation, or DG) nowadays are in the centre of interest of public administration and citizens as far as it concerns energy supplies of households and new inter-relations which occur as the result of technological advance. Despite the fact that the output of a solar panel cannot be precisely predicted, the marginal cost of generating electricity from the renewable energy sources is nearly zero. This made renewable sources with the inclusion of solar panels the first choice for utility firm in fulfilling its customer's energy demand. We look into the economics of electricity pricing and issue of consumer protection associated with the distributed generation in the developed economies by the example of the USA. Our results might help the stakeholders and policy-makers as well as energy companies to obtain a deeper insight on this problematique. Given that the United States are dangerously affected by climate change, the use of solar renewable energy would be of great benefit in controlling the environmental hazards caused by the use of non-renewable energy on the environment. The government and other socially influential stakeholders must initiate and further participate in the public awareness campaign concerning policies, the concept of net metering and the pricing of solar products. Copyright © Institute of Society Transformation, 1998-2017. en
utb.faculty Faculty of Management and Economics
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10563/1007098
utb.identifier.obdid 43876664
utb.identifier.scopus 2-s2.0-85014358505
utb.identifier.wok 000397252000006
utb.source j-wok
dc.date.accessioned 2017-07-25T08:54:57Z
dc.date.available 2017-07-25T08:54:57Z
utb.contributor.internalauthor Bilan, Yuriy
utb.fulltext.affiliation Wadim Strielkowski PhD (Economics), Research Associate, Cambridge Judge Business School, University of Cambridge 13 Trumpington Str., Cambridge, CB2 1AG, United Kingdom w.strielkowski@jbs.cam.ac.uk ORCID ID: http://orcid.org/0000-0001-6113-3841 Yuriy Bilan D.Sc. (Economics), Research Associate, Centre of Applied Economic Research, Faculty of Management and Economics, Tomas Bata University in Zlin 5139 Mostni Str., Zlin, 760 01, Czech Republic yuriy_bilan@yahoo.co.uk ORCID ID: http://orcid.org/0000-0003-0268-009X
utb.fulltext.dates Received 26.09.2016
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