TABLE 6-2 Estimates of the Average Cost of Outagesa,b

Source

Estimate of Cost of Outages per kWh

Method Used for Estimate

Lawton et al. 2003

Averages over all U.S. regions (costs vary by region) for studies done in 2001 and 2002

Meta-analysis—Reviewed previous studies over the past 15 years ending in 2002. Studies were of outage costs conducted by seven electric utilities in 20 studies. Authors also provided ranges, regional breakdown, and duration.

 

Large commercial and industrial—Outages

All durations: $0.0038

1-h duration: $0.0029

 

Small-medium commercial and industrial—Outages

All durations: $0.015

1-h duration: $0.0083



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