My posting of 26 Nov. 2013 on preferential electric rates for industry did not address the question of which industries are heavily sensitive to electric rates. A 209 report from the Pew Center on Climate Change* identifies the industries where costs are heavily reliant on electricity. Electricity costs more than about five percent for about ten percent of industries. For about two-thirds of industries the cost is two percent, or less. The Pew report provides a guide to which industries really need electric-rate relief.
* J.E. Aldy & W.A. Pizer, “The Competitiveness Impacts of Carbon mitigation Policies”, May 2009