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Electric Utility Rate Demonstration Project: Rhode Island, 1977-1978

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
Description
  • Abstract

    One in a series of studies on customer response to utility regulatory pricing in early 1975, the Rhode Island demonstration project was carried out by the Federal Energy Administration (FEA) and the Blackstone Valley Electric Company from 1977 to 1978. The study was originally titled the Rhode Island Time of Use Rate Experiment and was conducted to generate and analyze data on the effects of peak-load pricing on residential electric consumption. The experimental design featured a seasonally differentiated time of day rate. Three sets of data resulted from the demonstration: questionnaire survey of the customers, summary demographic information, and customer usage records. All three sets are available in this data collection. Part 1 contains post-experimental customer survey responses. Part 5 contains hourly electricity consumption data for the 28 days of the experiment, along with identifying information that links such data to the pertinent customer/participant's demographic data in Part 2.
  • 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 1 -- Questionnaire Survey
    • DS2: Part 2 -- Demographic Data File
    • DS5: Part 5 -- Usage Data Group
Temporal Coverage
  • 1977 / 1978
    Time period: 1977--1978
  • 1977 / 1978
    Collection date: 1977--1978
Geographic Coverage
  • Rhode Island
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Residential customers of Blackstone Valley Electric Company (BVE).
Sampling
A stratified random probability sample was drawn from three rate category strata: (1) general residential customers, (2) customers with controlled water heating, and (3) electric space heating customers.
Collection Mode
  • (1) Neither utility load nor weather data are available from the Rhode Island demonstration. (2) The start dates that are reported in all three parts of the Rhode Island 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 Parts 2 and 5 to be matched and merged or subset. When corrections of data values were made, an 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.

Note
2006-01-18 File CB7883.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
  • 7883 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Relations
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR07883.v1
Publications
  • (author unknown). Final Report. Rhode Island--DOE Electric Utilities Demonstration Project.United States Department of Energy. 1980.
  • (author unknown). Third Interim Report on Preliminary Analysis of the Experimental Results. Rhode Island--DOE Electric Utilities Demonstration Project.United States Department of Energy. 1980.
  • (author unknown). Second Interim Report on Historical Tests of the Sample and Post-Demonstration Survey Results. Rhode Island--DOE Electric Utilities Demonstration Project.United States Department of Energy. 1979.
  • (author unknown). Interim Report on Tests of the Sample and Analytical Design. Rhode Island--DOE Electric Utilities Demonstration Project.United States Department of Energy. 1978.
  • (author unknown). Time-of-Use Electricity Price Effects: Rhode Island. Research Triangle Park, NC: Research Triangle Institute. .

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

United States Department of Energy (1984): Electric Utility Rate Demonstration Project: Rhode Island, 1977-1978. Archival Version. Electric Utility Rate Demonstration Project Series. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07883