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The effect on retail charges of mergers in the GB electricity market

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  • Evens SALIES

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The opening of the residential UK electricity sector in 1999 motivated several studies of its impact on both the level and structure of retail charges, and on incumbents’ market power. Using regional observations on tariffs offered in January 2004, the present paper supports previous results about the responses of simulated retail charges from actual tariffs to distribution and transmission costs, customers density, the length of low voltage underground circuit, and show new. We investigate whether vertically integrated suppliers have a particular effect on charges ceteris paribus the effect of cost drivers and other suppliers’ specific factors.

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Paper provided by EconWPA in its series Econometrics with number 0506001.

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Length: 20 pages
Date of creation: 02 Jun 2005
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Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpem:0506001

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Keywords: Pricing structure; Industrial Organization; Electricity Retail;

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  1. Waterson, Michael, 2001. "The role of consumers in competition and competition policy," The Warwick Economics Research Paper Series (TWERPS) 607, University of Warwick, Department of Economics.
  2. Evens Salies and Catherine Waddams Price, 2004. "Charges, Costs and Market Power: the Deregulated UK Electricity Retail Market," The Energy Journal, International Association for Energy Economics, vol. 0(Number 3), pages 19-36.
  3. Salies, E. & Waddams Price, C., 2003. "Pricing Structures in the Deregulated UK Electricity Market," Working Papers 03/04, Department of Economics, City University London.
  4. Spector, David, 2003. "Horizontal mergers, entry, and efficiency defences," International Journal of Industrial Organization, Elsevier, vol. 21(10), pages 1591-1600, December.
  5. Evens SALIES & Catherine WADDAMS, 2004. "Charges, costs and market power in the deregulated UK electricity retail market," Industrial Organization 0406003, EconWPA.
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