Stranded Benefits


Stranded Benefits
  Special collection programs, renewable energy and demand side management programs, lifeline rates and other utility resources funded by a monopoly utility that may not be funded if the utility's competition does not have smaller costs.
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  Benefits associated with regulated retail electric service which may be at risk under open market retail competition. Examples include conservation programs, fuel diversity, reliability of supply, and tax revenues based on utility revenues.
  U.S. Dept. of Energy, Energy Information Administration's Energy Glossary
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  Public interest programs and goals which could be compromised or abandoned by a restructured electric industry. These potential "stranded benefits" might include: environmental protection, fuel diversity, energy efficiency, low-income ratepayer assistance, and other types of socially beneficial programs.
  California Energy Comission. Dictionary of Energy Terms

Energy terms . 2014.

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