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Alternative Power-Based Pricing Schemes for Distribution Network Tariff of Small Customers

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Innovative Smart Grid Technologies, ISGT Asia 2018
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781538642917
Publication statusPublished - 18 Sep 2018
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational Conference on Innovative Smart Grid Technologies - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 22 May 201825 May 2018


ConferenceInternational Conference on Innovative Smart Grid Technologies


The development of electricity distribution pricing is becoming an increasingly relevant topic due to various factors. The Distribution System Operators (DSO) face challenges regarding their tariffs of small customers when the customers invest in energy efficiency and small-scale energy production. Thus, the DSOs must evaluate their pricing practices to maintain a profitable and sustainable business. To respond to changes in the operational environment, transitioning toward power-based pricing is seen as a potential development direction. In this paper, we study various power-based distribution tariff (PBDT) structures and evaluate them from different viewpoints. To support the analysis, we provide a study where alternative tariff structures are analyzed based on data from two Finnish DSOs to investigate the impacts of the tariffs on the distribution fees of the customers and on the turnover of the DSO.


  • Demand response, Demand tariff, Distribution network business, Network tariff, Power-based pricing

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