Valuing fuel diversification in power generation capacity planning
AbstractDeterministic capacity planning problems in electricity systems can be solved by comparing technology specific long-term and short-term marginal costs. In an uncertain market environment, Mean-Variance Portfolio (MVP) theory provides a consistent framework to balance risk and return in power generation portfolios. Focusing on fuel price risks, MVP theory can be adopted to determine the welfare efficient system generation technology mix.
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Volume (Year): 34 (2012)
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Power plant investments; Capacity planning; Mean-Variance Portfolio theory; Fuel mix diversification;
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