What is the Impact of Flatrates?

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Title: What is the Impact of Flatrates?
Questions in detail: How much energy is wasted or not used in the case of electricity flatrates? What is the impact of flatrates? Are there any studies and/or statistical data available regarding this topic?
Topics: Impacts
Country: Worldwide

Flat rate tariffs, while convenient for both parties do have several downsides that make it unfair for different consumption patterns. The point at which a metered tariff becomes more financially viable than a flat tariff in a mini grid is case-dependent. See link