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Forecasting electricity spot-prices using linear univariate time-series models

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  • Crespo Cuaresma, Jesús
  • Hlouskova, Jaroslava
  • Kossmeier, Stephan
  • Obersteiner, Michael

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This paper studies the forecasting abilities of a battery of univariate models on hourly electricity spot prices, using data from the Leipzig Power Exchange. The specifications studied include autoregressive models, autoregressive-moving average models and unobserved component models. The results show that specifications, where each hour of the day is modelled separately present uniformly better forecasting properties than specifications for the whole time-series, and that the inclusion of simple probabilistic processes for the arrival of extreme price events can lead to improvements in the forecasting abilities of univariate models for electricity spot prices.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Applied Energy.

Volume (Year): 77 (2004)
Issue (Month): 1 (January)
Pages: 87-106

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Keywords: Electricity spot prices ARMA models Structural time series models Forecasting;

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