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On the Exploitation of Market Power in the Nordic Electricity Markets. The Case of Elsam


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  • Svend Hylleberg

    (Department of Economics, University of Aarhus, Denmark)


In this paper a test is made of whether the Danish electricity producer, Elsam partly or fully exploits its temporary dominant position in hours of congestion at the Nordic electricity market. There seems to be evidences suggesting that Elsam is successful in pursuing its objective of having a price in Western Denmark close to the maximum price of the surrounding and connected areas.

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Paper provided by School of Economics and Management, University of Aarhus in its series Economics Working Papers with number 2004-5.

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Length: 23
Date of creation: 25 Aug 2004
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Handle: RePEc:aah:aarhec:2004-5

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Keywords: Electricity markets; Objectives of the firm; exploitation of dominant positions.;

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  1. Haldrup, Niels & Nielsen, Morten Orregaard, 2006. "A regime switching long memory model for electricity prices," Journal of Econometrics, Elsevier, vol. 135(1-2), pages 349-376.
  2. Hjalmarsson, Erik, 2000. "Nord Pool: A Power Market Without Market Power," Working Papers in Economics 28, University of Gothenburg, Department of Economics.
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  1. Tsuruhiko Nambu & Takaaki Ohnishi, 2010. "The dynamics and distribution of the area price in the Nord Pool," Journal of Economic Interaction and Coordination, Springer, vol. 5(2), pages 181-189, December.


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