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Electric Utility Rate Demonstration Project: Wisconsin, 1976-1980

Version
v0
Resource Type
Dataset : experimental data, survey data, event/transaction data, and administrative records data
Creator
  • United States Department of Energy
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • Electric Utility Rate Demonstration Project Series
Publication Date
1984-05-11
Language
English
Free Keywords
consumer attitudes; consumer behavior; demographic characteristics; econometrics; economic behavior; electric power; electric utilities; energy conservation; energy consumption; public utilities; regulation; utility rates; weather data
Description
  • Abstract

    One in a series of studies on customer response to utility regulatory pricing in early 1975, the Wisconsin demonstration project was carried out by the Federal Energy Administration (FEA) and the Wisconsin Public Service Commission (PSC) from 1976 to 1980. The study was originally called the Wisconsin Electricity Consumer Survey and was an experiment to generate and analyze data on the effects of peak-load pricing on residential electric consumption. The experimental design featured nine distinct peak load pricing treatments, a time of day demand treatment, a seasonal flat-rate treatment, and a control group. Six sets of data resulted from the demonstration: questionnaire surveys of the customers (both control and experimental), summary demographic information, utility load reports, weather data, and customer usage records. All six sets (representing the five main parts of the Demonstration Project series) are available in this data collection. Part 1 contains the customer survey response data from 400 control participants, and Part 2 contains the customer survey response data from 399 experimental participants. Data for both parts were gathered in the second only of three survey waves, which was administered in March 1979. Parts 4-6 each contain 28 days of data, with Parts 4 and 6 including hourly data. Parts 4-6 also contain identifying information that links their data to the pertinent customer/participant's demographic data in Part 3.
  • Methods

    ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection: Standardized missing values.; Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes..
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: Part 1A: Questionnaire Survey, Control
    • DS2: Part 1B: Questionnaire Survey, Experimental
    • DS3: Part 2 -- Demographic Data File
    • DS4: Part 3 -- Utility Load Data Group
    • DS5: Part 4 -- Weather Data Group
    • DS6: Part 5 -- Usage Data Group
Temporal Coverage
  • 1976 / 1980
    Time period: 1976--1980
  • 1977-04 / 1980-05
    Collection date: 1977-04--1980-05
Geographic Coverage
  • Green Bay
  • United States
  • Wisconsin
Sampled Universe
Residential customers of the Wisconsin Public Service corporation (PSC) in 19 counties in northeastern Wisconsin, encompassing Green Bay, with an area of 10,000 square miles.
Sampling
A stratified random probability sample was drawn from nine consumption strata. The sampling units consisted of single-unit residential customers and the sampling frame was built from billing files excluding low-use customers.
Collection Mode
  • 1) The start and stop dates that are reported in all six parts of the Wisconsin demonstration are essential variables in the linkage process. These variables, used in conjunction with the utility code, weather station identification, and customer identification, enable the records of the separate data groups to be matched and merged or subset. When corrections of data values were made, and updated record was added to the file, but the originally reported data record was retained. In these instances where there are duplicate records for the same reporting period, the second record has the correct data values. 2) The codebook is provided by ICPSR as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file. The PDF file format was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated and can be accessed using PDF reader software, such as Adobe Acrobat Reader. Information on how to obtain a copy of the Acrobat Reader is provided on the ICPSR Web site.

Note
2006-01-18 File CB7880.ALL.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.
Availability
Delivery
This version of the study is no longer available on the web. If you need to acquire this version of the data, you have to contact ICPSR User Support (help@icpsr.umich.edu).
Alternative Identifiers
  • 7880 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Relations
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR07880.v1
Publications
  • Caves, Douglas W., Christensen, Laurits R., Herriges, Joseph A.. Consistency of residential customer response in time-of-use electricity pricing experiments. Journal of Econometrics.26, 179-203.1984.
    • ID: 10.1016/0304-4076(84)90017-4 (DOI)
  • Caves, Douglas W., Christensen, Laurits R., Herriges, Joseph A.. Modelling alternative residential peak-load electricity rate structures. Journal of Econometrics.24, 249-268.1984.
    • ID: 10.1016/0304-4076(84)90052-6 (DOI)
  • Caves, Douglas W., Christensen, Laurits R., Schoech, Philip E.. A comparison of different methodologies in a case study of residential time-of-use electricity pricing: Cost-benefit analysis. Journal of Econometrics.26, 17-34.1984.
    • ID: 10.1016/0304-4076(84)90011-3 (DOI)
  • Caves, Douglas W., Christensen, Laurits R.. Comments on 'The bias in price elasticity estimates under homothetic separability: Implications for analysis of peak-load electricity pricing. Journal of Business and Economic Statistics.1, 219-220.1983.
    • ID: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1391341 (URL)
  • Allen, Jim. Electric Data Handler. 81/1, Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin, Statistical Laboratory. 1981.
  • Caves, Douglas W., Christensen, Laurits R.. Residential Substitution of Off-Peak for Peak Electricity Usage Under Time-of-Use Pricing: Summary of Evidence from the Wisconsin Experiment. . 1981.
  • Caves, Douglas W., Christensen, Laurits R., Herriges, Joseph A.. A Comparison of the Effects of Three Part and Two Part Residential Time-of-Use Rates. . 1981.
  • Caves, Douglas W., Christensen, Laurits R., Kuester, K.. An Analysis of the Effect of Weather on the Time Pattern of Residential Electricity Usage and the Response to Time-of-Use Pricing. . 1981.
  • Joiner, Brian L., Bates, Doug, Steinberg, David. The Wisconsin time-of-day electricity pricing experiment. Analysis programs documentation. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin, Statistical Laboratory. 1981.
  • Joiner, Brian L., Bates, Doug, Steinberg, David. The Wisconsin time-of-day electricity pricing experiment. Cross-year analysis for global variables: Demand (KW) during the hour of the system peak, individual customer maximum demand (KW), average monthly total consumption (KWH). Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin, Statistical Laboratory. 1981.
  • Joiner, Brian L., Steinberg, David. The Wisconsin time-of-day electricity pricing experiment. Statistical methodology. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin, Statistical Laboratory. 1981.
  • Joiner, Brian L., Steinberg, David, Bates, Doug, O'Sullivan, Finbarr. The Wisconsin time-of-day electricity pricing experiment. Expected responses for global variables : demand (KW) during the hour of the system peak, individual customer maximum demand (KW), average monthly total consumption (KWH). 81/4, Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin, Statistical Laboratory. 1981.
  • Joiner, Brian L., Steinberg, David, Bates, Doug, O'Sullivan, Finbarr. The Wisconsin time-of-day electricity pricing experiment. Highlights of results for global variables: Demand (KW) during the hour of the system peak, individual customer maximum demand (KW), average monthly total consumption (KWH). 81/3, Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin, Statistical Laboratory. 1981.
  • Joiner, Brian L., Steinberg, David, Bates, Doug, O'Sullivan, Finbarr, Sudol-Joy, James. The Wisconsin time-of-day electricity pricing experiment: Statistical details for global variables: Demand (KW) during the hour of the system peak, individual customer maximum demand (KW), average monthly total consumption (KWH). 81/5, Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin, Statistical Laboratory. 1981.
  • Joiner, Brian L., Sudol-Joy, James, O'Sullivan, Finbarr. The Wisconsin time-of-day electricity pricing experiment. Highlights of results for on-peak and off-peak variables for individual seasons: Individual customer maximum demand (KW) during on-peak hours, individual customer maximum demand (KW) during.... Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin, Statistical Laboratory. 1981.
  • Joiner, Brian L., et al. The Wisconsin time-of-day electricity pricing experiment. Expected responses for on-peak and off-peak variables for average seasons: Individual customer maximum demand (KW) during on-peak hours, individual customer maximum demand (KW) during.... Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin, Statistical Laboratory. 1981.
  • Joiner, Brian L., et al. The Wisconsin time-of-day electricity pricing experiment. Highlights of results for on-peak and off-peak variables for average seasons: Individual customer maximum demand (KW) during on-peak hours, individual customer maximum demand (KW) during.... Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin, Statistical Laboratory. 1981.
  • Joiner, Brian L., et al. The Wisconsin time-of-day electricity pricing experiment. Highlights of results for proportion of consumption during the on-peak hours. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin, Statistical Laboratory. 1981.
  • Linz, Daniel G.. An Investigation of the Formation and Temporal Stability of a Personal Obligation to Shift Electricity Use. Thesis, University of Wisconsin-Madison. 1981.
  • Pong, Helen. The Wisconsin time-of-day electricity pricing experiment. Data documentation. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin, Statistical Laboratory. 1981.
  • Stidley, Christine A., Joiner, Brian L., Sudol-Joy, James. The Wisconsin time-of-day electricity pricing experiment. Load curves: Average weekday, day of the system peak. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin, Statistical Laboratory. 1981.
  • Warriner, G. Keith. Electricity consumption by the elderly: Policy implications. Journal of Consumer Research.8, (3), 258-264.1981.
    • ID: 10.1086/208863 (DOI)
  • Caves, Douglas W., Christensen, Laurits R.. Econometric analysis of residential time-of-use electricity pricing experiements. Journal of Econometrics.14, (3), 287-306.1980.
    • ID: 10.1016/0304-4076(80)90029-9 (DOI)
  • Caves, Douglas W., Christensen, Laurits R.. Effects on the residential load curve from time-of-use pricing of electricity: Econometric inferences from the Wisconsin experiment for summer system peak days. United States Department of Energy Electric Utility Rate Conference.Denver, CO. 1980.
  • Caves, Douglas W., Christensen, Laurits R.. Residential substitution of off-peak for peak electricity usage under time-of-use pricing: An analysis of 1976 and 1977 summer data from the Wisconsin experiment. Energy Journal.1, (2), 85-142.1980.
  • Heberlein, Thomas A., Linz, Daniel, Ortiz, Bonnie P.. Satisfaction, knowledge and commitment of customers on a mandatory participation time-of-day electricity pricing experiment. International Conference on Consumer Behavior and Energy Use.Banff, Canada. 1980.
  • Heberlein, Thomas A., Linz, Daniel, Warriner, G. Keith, Rathbun, pamela. A Qualitative Report of Customer Reactions to Time-of-Day Pricing. Sociological Report.4, Green Bay, WI: Wisconsin Public Service Corporation. 1980.
  • Heberlein, Thomas A., Ortiz, Bonnie P., Linz, Daniel. Attitudes and Reported Behaviors of Customers on a Mandatory Time-of-Day Electricity Pricing Experiment. Sociology Report.3, Green Bay, WI: Wisconsin Public Service Corporation. 1980.
  • Heberlein, Thomas A., Warriner, G. Keith. Attitude, Motive, Ability and Knowledge: Factors Affecting Household Peak Load Reductions in Consumption of Electricity. Annual Meeting of the Rural Sociological Society.Ithaca, NY. 1980.
  • Miedema, Allen K., Lifson, D.P., Reid, P.A.. Time-of-Use Price Effects: Wisconsin. Interim Report.Research Triangle Park, NC: Research Triangle Institute. 1980.
  • Warriner, G. Keith. Electricity Consumption by the Elderly. International Conference on Consumer Behavior and Energy Use.Banff, Canada. 1980.
  • Atkinson, S.. A comparative analysis of consumers response to time-of-use electricity pricing: Arizona and Wisconsin. Workshop on Modelling of Electricity Demand by Time-of-Day.. 1979.
  • Caves, Douglas W.. Comment on 'A comparative analysis of consumers response to time-of-use electricity pricing: Arizona and Wisconsin'. Proceedings of the Workshop on Modelling of Electricity Demand by Tiime-of-Day.Electric Power Research Institute. 1979.
  • Caves, Douglas W., Christensen, Laurits R.. Effects on the residential load curve from time-of-day pricing of electricity: Econometric inferences from the Wisconsin experiment. Wisconsin Residential Time-of-Day Electrical Rate Study Conference on the Interim Results.. 1979.
  • Christensen, Laurits R.. Comment on 'Modelling system load curves by time-of-day'. Proceedings of the Workshop on Modelling of Electricity Demand by Tiime-of-Day.Electric Power Research Institute. 1979.
  • Heberlein, Thomas A., Warriner, Keith. Predicting Household Energy Consumption in Time-of-Day Experimental Households During the Baseline Year. Sociological Report.2, Green Bay, WI: Wisconsin Public Service Corporation. 1979.
  • Martin, Richard, Joiner, Brian L., El Bassiouni, Yahia. Considerations in analyzing data from time-of-day electricity pricing experimental demonstrations. Washington, DC: United States Department of Energy. 1979.
  • Warriner, G. Keith. Comparing Attenuating Procedures for Modelling Household Consumption of Electricity: Applied and Theoretic Extensions in Energy Research. Thesis, University of Wisconsin-Madison. 1979.
  • Black, J. Stanley. Attitudinal, Normative and Economic Factors in Early Response to an Energy Use Field Experiment. Dissertation, University of Wisconsin-Madison. 1978.
  • Caves, Douglas W., Christensen, Laurits R.. Econometric Analysis of the Wisconsin Residential Time-of-Use Electricity Pricing Experiment. Workshop Series.7824, Madison, WI: Social Systems Research Institute, University of Wisconsin. 1978.
  • Caves, Douglas W., Christensen, Laurits R.. Time-of-use pricing for residential electricity customers: The Wisconsin experiment. Marginal Costing and Pricing of Electrical Energy: A State-of-the-Art Conference: Proceedings.Canadian Electrical Association. 1978.
  • Heberlein, Thomas A., Warriner, G. Keith. Appliance Saturation, Housing and Demographic Characteristics of Residential Customers. Sociological Report.1, Green Bay, WI: Wisconsin Public Service Corporation. 1978.
  • Pollak, Alison K., Joiner, Brian L.. All Data Sets Have Errors--Well Almost All. Conference on Analysis of Time-of-Use Projects.San Diego. 1978.
  • Caves, Douglas W., Christensen, Laurits R., Borucki, L.. The Effect of Appliance and Demographic Characteristics on the Response to Time-of-Use Pricing. . .
  • Caves, Douglas W., Christensen, Laurits R., Herriges, Joseph A.. The Effect of Residential Time-of-Use Pricing on Total Electricity Usage. . .
  • Heberlein, Thomas A., Linz, Daniel, Baumgartner, Robert, Rathbun, Pamela, Warriner, G.K.. Attitude, Knowledge and Commitment Folowing Three Years Participation in a Mandatory Time-of-Use Rate Experiment: Customer Responses to the Exit Questionnaire. Sociological Report.5, Green Bay, WI: Wisconsin Public Service Corporation. .
  • Lee, K.K., Miedema, Allen, Lifson, D.P., Kumm, M.S.. Time-of-Use Price Effects: Wisconsin. Research Triangle Institute. .

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United States Department of Energy (1984): Electric Utility Rate Demonstration Project: Wisconsin, 1976-1980. Archival Version. Electric Utility Rate Demonstration Project Series. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07880