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Report Finds That Ontario’s Time-Of-Use Pricing Shifts Electricity Consumption | Energy Insider

Report Finds That Ontario’s Time-Of-Use Pricing Shifts Electricity Consumption | Energy Insider

A February 2017 report titled “The Impact of Time-Of-Use Rates in Ontario,” authored by the Brattle Group (with contributions from Mountain Economic Consulting and eMeter), looks at the impacts of the implementation of time-of-use (TOU) pricing in Ontario. The report (which can be found here) is summarized in a February 2017 article in Public Utilities […]

Electricity pricing is confusing and that’s why they’re using it to mislead us | The Guardian

Electricity pricing is confusing and that’s why they’re using it to mislead us | The Guardian

The government has clearly decided that electricity prices is its key message for the next three years – and as a result the prime minister has ensured the policy debate will be biased towards climate change denial and will continue to treat Australians as idiots. When the prime minister let fly against Bill Shorten in […]

Power price hikes force job cuts | news.com.au

Power price hikes force job cuts | news.com.au

BSL General Manager Joe Rea said: “This is the second time in three years we’ve had to curtail production on a large scale because of uncompetitive electricity prices. BSL is paying more than 500 times more than what it costs to generate electricity. “The decision to curtail production is a very difficult one. It takes […]

Why Your Electricity Bills Increase Despite Low Power Pricing | EnergyWatch

Why Your Electricity Bills Increase Despite Low Power Pricing | EnergyWatch

New York, NY –  Last week Bloomberg published an article Why Your Utility Bill’s Still Rising Even When Power’s So Cheap.  In summary, even though the price of power generation has decreased substantially due to low natural gas prices, overall electricity bills increase because of necessary investments in transmission and distribution infrastructure.  “Great article, simple enough, […]

LTFRB wants to curb TNCs’ right to set ‘dynamic’ rates | interaksyon

LTFRB wants to curb TNCs’ right to set ‘dynamic’ rates | interaksyon

A typical case of what one commuter deemed an arbitrary surge is the Christmas eve experience of Mara Yuhico. She booked a vehicle with Grab, but as her receipt showed, the P300 she usually paid for from Pasig to Alabang had surged to more than P600. Mara said she had no choice but proceed with the […]

Oracle is starting a price war with Amazon | Business Insider

Oracle is starting a price war with Amazon | Business Insider

So Amazon built a service that does it for them, called Amazon Web Services Database Migration Service (DMS) . It promises to easily move Oracle’s customers (and other databases) to Amazon’s database in the AWS cloud. Now, Oracle is fighting back. It has launched its own AWS-killer cloud service, (aka Infrastructure as a Service) and wants […]

Cloud computing pricing: Beware the bill shock | ZDNet

Cloud computing pricing: Beware the bill shock | ZDNet

One of the benefits of cloud computing that’s often touted by providers is cutting costs: rather than having the hassle and expense of buying servers and equipping data centers, and paying for staff to maintain them, companies can offload their workloads to the cloud, where economies of scale around the infrastructure mean that costs are […]

Price isn’t everything: Google bets big on machine learning | SearchCloudComputing

Price isn’t everything: Google bets big on machine learning | SearchCloudComputing

Google is in a tenuous situation. Amazon has the early lead and tremendous pace of innovation, while IBM and Microsoft have deep roots with enterprise customers and know how to work on a broad range of workloads at scale, Reichman said. If those companies are viewed as the bookends of the public cloud market, Google […]

Is Electricity Pricing Different from “Real Markets”? Should It Be? | Energy Institute at Haas

Is Electricity Pricing Different from “Real Markets”? Should It Be? | Energy Institute at Haas

“No company in a real market would ever price that way.”  If you’ve discussed electricity pricing much, you’ve surely heard this said by a person opposed to one retail tariff or another.  In almost every instance, however, the claim is both incorrect and irrelevant. Incorrect, because firms in unregulated markets are constantly experimenting with the […]

‘Smart’ electric meters bring a new pricing plan | dailyitem.com

‘Smart’ electric meters bring a new pricing plan | dailyitem.com

The technology, itself, won’t translate into higher energy bills, say consumer advocates, lawmakers and industry officials. But it does allow utilities to charge based on the time of day, with higher rates for running appliances or the air conditioning when demand is greatest. In some states, smart meters are indirectly tied to higher utility bills […]