Least-Cost Planning and electricity industry reform in Australia

Mills, David (2001) Least-Cost Planning and electricity industry reform in Australia. Australian Journal of Public Administration, 60 1: 70-79. doi:10.1111/1467-8500.00199

Author Mills, David
Title Least-Cost Planning and electricity industry reform in Australia
Journal name Australian Journal of Public Administration   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0313-6647
Publication date 2001-03-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/1467-8500.00199
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 60
Issue 1
Start page 70
End page 79
Total pages 10
Editor G. Davis
J. Wanna
T. Arklay
Place of publication Richmond, VIC, Australia
Publisher Blackwell
Language eng
Subject C1
760202 Economic incentives and regulation
360201 Public Policy
Abstract Least-Cost Planning played a key role in the development of the energy efficiency and renewable energy industries in the USA, It has not been widely used elsewhere, largely due to differences in other nations' regulatory environments and the emergence of competitive markets as the dominant paradigm for electricity planning, Least-Cost Planning, however may over valuable insights for creating regulatory framework for competitive electricity markers. This paper examines some lessons which may be extracted from an analysis of the Least-Cost Planning experience in the USA and suggests how these lessons might prove beneficial in guiding Australia's electricity industry reform, This analysis demonstrates how market-based reforms may be flawed if they ignore the history of previous reform processes.
Keyword Public Administration
Q-Index Code C1

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