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Forecasting extreme electricity spot prices

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  • Volodymyr Korniichuk
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    We propose a model for forecasting extreme electricity prices in real time (high frequency) settings. The unique feature of our model is its ability to forecast electricity price exceedances over very high thresholds, where only a few (if any) observations are available. The model can also be applied for simulating times of occurrence and magnitudes of the extreme prices. We employ a copula with a changing dependence parameter for capturing serial dependence in the extreme prices and the censored GPD for modelling their marginal distributions. For modelling times of the extreme price occurrences we propose an approach based on a negative binomial distribution. The model is applied to electricity spot prices from Australia's national electricity market.

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    Paper provided by Cologne Graduate School in Management, Economics and Social Sciences in its series Cologne Graduate School Working Paper Series with number 03-14.

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    Date of creation: 27 Dec 2012
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    Handle: RePEc:cgr:cgsser:03-14

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    Keywords: electricity spot prices; copula; GPD; negative binomial distribution;

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