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A Dynamic Incentive Mechanism for Transmission Expansion in Electricity Networks – Theory, Modeling and Application

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  • Rosellon, Juan
  • Weigt, Hannes

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This paper examines the Hogan-Rosellón-Vogelsang (2007) (HRV) incentive mechanism for transmission expansion, and tests it for different network topologies. This new mechanism is based upon redefining transmission output in terms of point-to-point transactions or financial transmission rights (FTRs) and applies Vogelsang’s (2001) incentive-regulation logic that proposes rebalancing the variable and fixed parts of a two-part tariff to promote efficient, long-term expansion. We analyze three main topics: first, the behavior of cost functions for distinct network topologies; second, the HRV regulatory approach (incorporated into an MPEC Problem and tested for a three-node network), and third an application to a simplified network. The results suggest that the mechanism is generally suited as an incentive tool for network extensions.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 22843.

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Keywords: Electricity transmission expansion; incentive regulation; merchant investment; congestion management; Europe;

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  1. Hagspiel, Simeon & Jägemann, Cosima & Lindenberger, Dietmar & Brown, Tom & Cherevatskiy, Stanislav & Tröster, Eckehard, 2013. "Cost-Optimal Power System Extension under Flow-Based Market Coupling," EWI Working Papers 2013-9, Energiewirtschaftliches Institut an der Universitaet zu Koeln.
  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. Jonas Egerer & Juan Rosellón & Wolf-Peter Schill, 2013. "Power System Transformation towards Renewables: An Evaluation of Regulatory Approaches for Network Expansion," Discussion Papers of DIW Berlin 1312, DIW Berlin, German Institute for Economic Research.
  4. Juan Rosellón & Wolf-Peter Schill & Jonas Egerer, 2011. "Regulated Expansion of Electricity Transmission Networks: The Effects of Fluctuating Demand and Wind Generation," Working papers DTE 523, CIDE, División de Economía.
  5. Juan Rosellon & Luis Herrera, 2013. "On Distributive Effects of Optimal Regulation for Power Grid Expansion," Working papers DTE 563, CIDE, División de Economía.
  6. Juan Rosellón & Erix Ruiz, 2011. "Transmission Investment in the Peruvian Electricity Market: Theory and Applications," Working papers DTE 522, CIDE, División de Economía.
  7. Luis M. Abadie & José M. Chamorro, 2011. "Valuing Expansions of the Electricity Transmission Network under Uncertainty: The Binodal Case," Energies, MDPI, Open Access Journal, vol. 4(10), pages 1696-1727, October.
  8. Jonas Egerer & Clemens Gerbaulet & Casimir Lorenz, 2013. "European Electricity Grid Infrastructure Expansion in a 2050 Context," Discussion Papers of DIW Berlin 1299, DIW Berlin, German Institute for Economic Research.
  9. Juan Rosellón & Zdeñka Myslíková & Eric Zenón, 2009. "Incentives for Transmission Investment in the PJM Electricity Market: FTRs or Regulation (or both?)," Working papers DTE 463, CIDE, División de Economía.
  10. Daniel Huppmann & Jonas Egerer, 2014. "National-Strategic Investment in European Power Transmission Capacity," Discussion Papers of DIW Berlin 1379, DIW Berlin, German Institute for Economic Research.
  11. 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 t
    ," MPRA Paper 26471, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  12. Juan Rosellón & Anne Neumann & Hannes Weigt, 2011. "Removing Cross-Border Capacity Bottlenecks in the European Natural Gas Market: A Proposed Merchant-Regulatory Mechanism," Working papers DTE 506, CIDE, División de Economía.

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