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Main Title: Stated preferences based estimation of power interruption costs in private households
Subtitle: an example from Germany
Author(s): Praktiknjo, Aaron J.
Type: Article
Language Code: en
Abstract: Concerns regarding supply security are increasingly raised in reaction to the transition of the German energy system toward a renewable and nuclear-free system called “Energiewende”. The goal of this work is to contribute to a measurability of supply security by quantifying the consequences of power interruptions monetarily. The focus lies within the investigation of power interruption costs in private households. An online survey with 859 participants in 2011 is used to gather the necessary data. Based on this data, a two-staged bottom-up regression model was estimated to describe interruption costs for durations of 15 min, 1 h, 4 h, 1 day and 4 days. Finally, micro-data from 55,000 households were used to perform Monte Carlo simulations to increase the representativeness of the estimations. The frequency distributions of the estimated interruption costs indicate potentials for load-shedding measures. Such measures could be an economically viable contribution to a successful integration of large shares of renewable fluctuating generation like wind or solar power.
Issue Date: 18-Apr-2014
Date Available: 2-Mar-2016
DDC Class: 330 Wirtschaft
620 Ingenieurwissenschaften und zugeordnete Tätigkeiten
Subject(s): power interruption costs
value of lost load
supply security
stated preferences
erneuerbare Energien
Journal Title: Energy : the international journal
Publisher: Elsevier
Publisher Place: Amsterdam [u.a.]
Volume: 76
Publisher DOI: 10.1016/
Page Start: 82
Page End: 90
EISSN: 0360-5442
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