By Topic

Spreadsheet approach to production costing-case study for a municipal utility

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

3 Author(s)

A case study is presented of a municipal utility using electronic spreadsheets for production costing. The data are used as a testbed for comparing alternative techniques for handling forced outages, including Monte Carlo methods, probability generating functions, and an enumerative approach. The spreadsheet models are validated by comparison with an established mainframe program, EPRI's BENCHMARK. The results demonstrate clearly the importance of modeling economy sales on the spot market in assessing the overall costing performance of utilities

Published in:

Power Systems, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:4 ,  Issue: 3 )