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Pricing in Electricity Markets: a Mean Reverting Jump Diffusion Model with Seasonality

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  • Alvaro Cartea

    (Department of Economics, Mathematics & Statistics, Birkbeck)

  • Marcelo Gustavo Figueroa

    (Department of Economics, Mathematics & Statistics, Birkbeck)

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In this paper we present a mean-reverting jump diffusion model for the electricity spot price. We obtain a closed-form solution for forward contracts and calibrate it to market data from England and Wales. Finally, based on the calibrated forward curve we present months, quarters, and seasons-ahead forward surfaces.

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Paper provided by Birkbeck, Department of Economics, Mathematics & Statistics in its series Birkbeck Working Papers in Economics and Finance with number 0507.

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