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Electricity Retailing in Norway

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  • Nils-Henrik M. von der Fehr
  • Petter Vegard Hansen

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We analyze retailer and household behavior on the Norwegian electricity market, based on detailed information on prices and other market characteristics. We find that there exists a competitive market segment where a number of retailers compete fiercely for customers, with small margins on all products. However, we also find indications of monopolistic behavior, whereby retailers exploit the passivity of some of their customers. We discuss potential explanations for these results.

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Article provided by International Association for Energy Economics in its journal The Energy Journal.

Volume (Year): Volume 31 (2010)
Issue (Month): Number 1 ()
Pages: 25-46

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Handle: RePEc:aen:journl:2010v31-01-a02

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