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Supply Function Equilibrium in a Constrained Transmission System

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  • Robert Wilson

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This article characterizes a supply function equilibrium in an auction market constrained by limited capacities of links in a transportation network and limited input/output capacities of participants. The formulation is adapted to a wholesale spot market for electricity managed by the operator of the transmission system. The results are derived using the calculus of variations to obtain the Euler conditions and the transversality conditions that characterize a Nash equilibrium in an auction in which bids are as supply functions, and quantities and payments are based either on nodal prices or pay-as-bid.

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  1. Holmberg, P. & Newbery, D & Ralph, D., 2008. "Supply Function Equilibria: Step Functions and Continuous Representations," Cambridge Working Papers in Economics 0863, Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge.
  2. Holmberg, Pär, 2009. "Supply Function Equilibria of Pay-as-Bid Auctions," Working Paper Series 787, Research Institute of Industrial Economics.

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