The life and death of the utility death spiral

Frank A. Felder, Rasika Athawale

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The so-called death spiral is not necessarily a result of disruptive competition from resources at the customer side of the meter, but from the inherent design of rate structures. This article highlights the value of the grid as a call option for consumers and suggests rate design as a cure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9-16
Number of pages8
JournalElectricity Journal
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2014


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Energy (miscellaneous)
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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