The following articles are available for viewing from this site:
The Problem with Rate Design by Objective, Larry Feltner & Marty Blake, August 2015
Abstract: This article discusses some of the problems with rate design by objective and deviating from approved rate-making principles.
Do Cost Based Rates Reduce the Incentive for Pursuing Energy Efficiency?, Marty Blake, June 2011
Abstract: This article dispels the myth that a cost-based utility rate design that increases the monthly fixed customer charge reduces the incentive for retail customers to embrace energy efficiency and energy conservation.
Overview of Electric Cost of Service Studies, Larry Feltner, February 2011
Abstract: A Cost of Service Study is one of the most effective analytic tools available to a utility when designing utility rates. This article gives an overview of how an electric cost of service study is put together and used to assess the reasonableness of the rates an electric utility charges its customers.
Why are Utility Cost of Service Studies Important? , Marty Blake, September 2010
Abstract: A Cost of Service Study is one of the most effective analytic tools available to a utility when designing utility rates. This article describes the reasons why performing a cost of service study can be beneficial to both the utility and the customer when designing rates to recover each customer's share of the utility's costs.
Creating the Right Retail Rate Environment for Energy Conservation and Energy Efficiency, Marty Blake, December 22 2009, Management Quarterly, ISBN 0025-1860
Abstract: The time is ripe for Electric Cooperatives to revise their retail rates to create the right environment for energy efficiency and conservation and the align the cooperatives financial interests with those of its members.