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Economic Objectives of Utility Companies and Developers in Evaluating a MIUS.


pdf icon Economic Objectives of Utility Companies and Developers in Evaluating a MIUS. (1967 K)
Bartter, B. J.

NBSIR 75-721; November 1975.

Sponsor:

Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, DC

Available from:

National Technical Information Service

Keywords:

MIUS; government policies; investment; public utilities

Abstract:

This report provides information about the economic decision-making process for implementation of a Modular Integrated Utility System (MIUS) by utility companies, developers, and a combination of these two groups. Information was obtained through informal telephone interviews from these participant groups about their economic analysis of utility investment alternatives. The content of these conversations was synthesized into economic criteria which are perceived by each participant to be most important in evaluating alternative utility investments. From the analysis of these economic criteria, the possible combinations of participants and roles in the implementation of a MIUS are specified. These combinations are ranked, according to the degree of likelihood that each method will actually be employed. The conclusion of this report is that a MIUS is most likely to be implemented by a governmental body, such as a municipal utility or governmental developer. (from Executive Summary). (ERA citation 01:013431)