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Merchant Electricity Transmission Expansion: A European Case Study

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  • Tarjei Kristiansen
  • Juan Rosellón

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We apply a merchant transmission model to the trilateral market coupling (TLC) arrangement among the Netherlands, Belgium and France as a generic example, and note that it can be applied to any general market splitting or coupling of Europe's different national power markets. In this merchant framework; the system operator allocates financial transmission rights (FTRs) to investors in transmission expansion based upon their preferences, and revenue adequacy. The independent system operator (ISO) preserves some proxy FTRs to deal with potential negative externalities due to an expansion project. This scheme proves to be capable in providing incentives for investment in transmission expansion projects within TLC areas.

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Paper provided by DIW Berlin, German Institute for Economic Research in its series Discussion Papers of DIW Berlin with number 1028.

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Length: 22 p.
Date of creation: 2010
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Keywords: transmission expansion; trilateral market coupling; Europe; financial transmission rights; congestion management;

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  1. Hemmati, Reza & Hooshmand, Rahmat-Allah & Khodabakhshian, Amin, 2013. "State-of-the-art of transmission expansion planning: Comprehensive review," Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Elsevier, vol. 23(C), pages 312-319.
  2. Zenon, Eric & Rosellon, Juan, 2010. "Expansión de las Redes de Transmisión Eléctrica en Norteamérica: Teoría y Aplicaciones
    [The Expansion of Electricity Networks in North America: Theory and Applications]
    ," MPRA Paper 26470, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  3. Rosellon, Juan & Tregear, Juan & Zenon, Eric, 2010. "El modelo HRV para expansión óptima de redes de transmisión: una aplicación a la red eléctrica de Ontario
    [The HRV Model for the Optimal Expansion of Transmission Networks: an Application to the On
    ," MPRA Paper 26471, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  4. Pollitt, M. J., 2011. "Lessons from the History of Independent System Operators in the Energy Sector, with applications to the Water Sector," Cambridge Working Papers in Economics 1153, Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge.
  5. Clemens Gerbaulet & Alexander Weber, 2014. "Is There Still a Case for Merchant Interconnectors?: Insights from an Analysis of Welfare and Distributional Aspects of Options for Network Expansion in the Baltic Sea Region," Discussion Papers of DIW Berlin 1404, DIW Berlin, German Institute for Economic Research.

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