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Electricity prices in the Finnish retail market

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    This study focuses, firstly, on the pricing of electricity in the Finnish retail market. In particular, the impact of the ownership structure on prices is tested empirically. Secondly, the influence of low-cost electricity sources on retail prices is considered. The question about whether the average fuel costs rather than the wholesale price determine the retail prices is thus addressed. The supply side behaviour characterised may explain the passivity of client activity in the seemingly competitive Finnish market.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Energy Policy.

    Volume (Year): 39 (2011)
    Issue (Month): 4 (April)
    Pages: 2179-2192

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:enepol:v:39:y:2011:i:4:p:2179-2192

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    Keywords: Retail electricity prices Ownership structure Average cost pricing;

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