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Let's Get Physical! Or Financial? A Study of Electricity Transmission Rights

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  • Brian T. Kench

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I test experimentally the predictions of neoclassical theory for a radial electricity market without rights to the transmission line, with rights that give the owner a financial right to a share of the transmission congestion charges collected by a network operator, and with physical rights which give the owner the exclusive right to utilize a portion of the transmission line. I find that physical rights lead to more "right" market signals, diminish some market-power, and remove an uncertainty about electricity transmission congestion better than financial rights or the absence of rights.

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Article provided by Springer in its journal Journal of Regulatory Economics.

Volume (Year): 25 (2004)
Issue (Month): 2 (03)
Pages: 187-214

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Handle: RePEc:kap:regeco:v:25:y:2004:i:2:p:187-214

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  1. Henze, B. & Noussair, C.N. & Willems, Bert, 2011. "Regulation of Network Infrastructure Investments: An Experimental Evaluation," Discussion Paper 2011-035, Tilburg University, Center for Economic Research.
  2. Sun, Junjie, 2005. "U.S. Financial Transmission Rights: Theory and Practice," Staff General Research Papers 12266, Iowa State University, Department of Economics.

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