Monthly Archives: November 2011

Reporting the Effect of Wind on Consumer Costs—A Subtle Averch-Johnson Effect

Might the Averch-Johnson effect have led the Minnesota investor owned utilities to a decision to own wind generators instead of buying their output? Might the Averch-Johnson effect have led the investor owned utilities to choose an analytic method that showed tended to minimize the cost effect that wind has on rates, to the extent that the minimization led to numbers less than zero?
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