PROJECTING MARGINAL ENERGY COSTS USING THE MIDTERM ENERGY FORECASTING SYSTEM

A procedure has been incorporated into the Midterm Energy Forecasting System (MEFS) for projecting the marginal costs of producing, processing, converting, and distributing various forms of energy to users in each economic sector and DOE region. These costs are the amounts that consumers in each economic sector would have to pay for an additional unit of a given type of energy if current laws governing the energy markets were to remain in force through 1995. The report describes these procedures and provides sample results consistent with the Projection Series in the EIA's Annual Report to Congress, 1978. MEFS has been programmed to calculate and report marginal energy costs. Coal, oil, and natural gas are reported separately for each economic sector: residential, commercial, industrial, transportation, and raw materials. Electricity is reported two ways: by sector averaged over all categories of load (base, intermediate, and peak-load electricity), and by specific load category averaged over all sectors. (ERA citation 05:035020)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Department of Energy

    Energy Information Administration, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20585
  • Authors:
    • Walton, H
    • Zalkind, J
  • Publication Date: 1979-10

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  • Pagination: 52 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00328495
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 15 1981 12:00AM