Developing a methodology for social cost-benefit analysis for the evaluation of projects for price regulation purposesUploaded: 26 of January, 2024

The study was prepared in support of the Hungarian Energy and Public Utility Regulatory Authority's objective to develop a social cost-benefit analysis methodology for the evaluation of future projects for price regulation purposes and for the prioritisation of similar types of projects. The aim of the methodology was to help to capture the positive and negative impacts associated with projects to be evaluated in the future, in particular those contributing to decarbonisation objectives, which are not reflected in direct financial returns but at the societal level. The indicators that are relevant for the social cost-benefit analysis have been collected from European regulatory practice and relevant literature and then assessed in terms of relevance and feasibility. We then selected the indicators considered worthy of quantification and developed a methodological proposal for their measurement.