Modeling the strategic trading of electricity assets
AbstractWe analyze how strategic asset trading can be used to gain competitive advantage. In the case of electricity markets, companies seek to improve the value of their generating portfolios by acquiring, or selling, power plants. Accordingly, we derive the basic determinants of plant value, explaining how a particular productive asset may have different values for different firms. From this, we develop an evolutionary model to understand how market structure interacts with strategic asset trading to increase the competitive advantage of firms, and furthermore, how this depends upon the actual price-setting microstructure in the wholesale market itself
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Competitive advantage; computational learning; auctions; asset trading; simulation; electricity markets;
Find related papers by JEL classification:
- L14 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Transactional Relationships; Contracts and Reputation
- C72 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory - - - Noncooperative Games
- C73 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory - - - Stochastic and Dynamic Games; Evolutionary Games
- L94 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Transportation and Utilities - - - Electric Utilities
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- NEP-ALL-2006-07-15 (All new papers)
- NEP-COM-2006-07-17 (Industrial Competition)
- NEP-ENE-2006-07-16 (Energy Economics)
- NEP-MST-2006-07-17 (Market Microstructure)
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