Development options for distribution tariff structures in Finland

Samuli Honkapuro, Jouni Haapaniemi, Juha Haakana, Jukka Lassila, Nadezda Belonogova, Jarmo Partanen, Kimmo Lummi, Antti Rautiainen, Antti Supponen, Sami Repo, Pertti Järventausta

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    In this paper, we study the development options of tariff structures in electricity distribution in Finland. We compare the impacts of three different tariffs from the viewpoints of customers, distribution system operator (DSO), electricity supplier, and society. Analyzed tariffs are (1) energy oriented tariff, which is currently in use, (2) power limit tariff, and (3) power tariff. Based on the analyses, it seems that it is justified to include power based price component in distribution tariff. Generally, the impacts of both analyzed power based tariffs are quite similar. However, it seems that power tariff is a bit stronger candidate. Nevertheless, it should be noted that the benefits of the power-oriented pricing, illustrated in the paper, could be achieved only by well-designed tariff system. Although analyses are based on Finnish case, most of the results are generalizable to other countries also.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2017 14th International Conference on the European Energy Market, EEM 2017
    ISBN (Electronic)9781509054992
    Publication statusPublished - 14 Jul 2017
    Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    EventInternational Conference on the European Energy Market -
    Duration: 1 Jan 1900 → …

    Publication series

    ISSN (Electronic)2165-4093


    ConferenceInternational Conference on the European Energy Market
    Period1/01/00 → …


    • Demand response
    • Distribution tariffs

    Publication forum classification

    • Publication forum level 1

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Marketing
    • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
    • Fuel Technology

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