Energy Pricing in Developing Countries


This paper investigates the electric energy tariff in the developing countries on the basis of per unit system analysis. The smallest actual value of a tariff in the sample of countries is considered as the base for the studied system and so, a comparison is done. A tariff map is proposed for the dynamic variation of tariffs in different countries where the map becomes as a texture image. This simplifies comments and conclusions for the tariff traveling within others. The sample of countries is extended to three continents in order to differentiate between different systems of energy tariffs. It contains four groups as: Arab countries in two divisions, Asian group and African countries where different investigations and directions may be applied with. Single-phase and three-phase electric loads have been inserted and analyzed. A normalized fluctuation factor is proposed as an indicator to determine the philosophy of tariff variation in each country relative to others. Both domestic and commercial tariffs are analyzed and a sample of industrial energy price is investigated for specified power demands. It is recommended to use normalized fluctuation factor and tariff map for the evaluation of economic support.

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Nada, S. and Hamed, M. (2014) Energy Pricing in Developing Countries. Open Access Library Journal, 1, 1-18. doi: 10.4236/oalib.1100869.

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