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Electricity Market Design: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

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This paper examines principles of market design as applied to electricity markets. I illustrate the principles with examples of both good and bad designs. I discuss one of the main design challenges—dealing with market power. I then discuss FERC’s choice of a standard market design.

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Paper provided by University of Maryland, Department of Economics - Peter Cramton in its series Papers of Peter Cramton with number 02emd.

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Length: 8 pages
Date of creation: 2003
Date of revision: 07 Dec 2002
Publication status: Published in Proceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, January, 2003
Handle: RePEc:pcc:pccumd:02emd

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Keywords: Auctions; Electricity Auctions; Market Design;

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  1. Lawrence M. Ausubel & Peter Cramton, 1995. "Demand Reduction and Inefficiency in Multi-Unit Auctions," Papers of Peter Cramton 98wpdr, University of Maryland, Department of Economics - Peter Cramton, revised 22 Jul 2002.
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  1. Nielsen, Kurt, 2005. "Auctioning Payment Entitlements," 2005 International Congress, August 23-27, 2005, Copenhagen, Denmark 24566, European Association of Agricultural Economists.

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