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Modeling and forecasting of the long-term seasonal component of the EEX and Nord Pool spot prices

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  • Jakub Nowotarski
  • Jakub Tomczyk
  • Rafal Weron

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We present the results of an extensive study on modeling and forecasting of the long-term seasonal component (LTSC) of electricity spot prices. We consider a vast array of models including linear regressions, monthly dummies, sinusoidal decompositions and wavelet smoothers. We find that in terms of forecasting EEX and Nord Pool spot prices up to a year ahead, wavelet-based models significantly outperform all considered piecewise constant and sine-based models. This result challenges the traditional approach to deseasonalize spot electricity prices by fitting monthly dummies or sinusoidal functions.

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Paper provided by Hugo Steinhaus Center, Wroclaw University of Technology in its series HSC Research Reports with number HSC/13/02.

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Length: 9 pages
Date of creation: 15 Feb 2013
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Handle: RePEc:wuu:wpaper:hsc1302

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Keywords: Electricity spot price; Forecasting; Seasonality; Monthly dummies; Sinusoidal decomposition; Wavelets;

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  1. Nowotarski, Jakub & Tomczyk, Jakub & Weron, Rafał, 2013. "Robust estimation and forecasting of the long-term seasonal component of electricity spot prices," Energy Economics, Elsevier, vol. 39(C), pages 13-27.
  2. Janczura, Joanna & Trück, Stefan & Weron, Rafał & Wolff, Rodney C., 2013. "Identifying spikes and seasonal components in electricity spot price data: A guide to robust modeling," Energy Economics, Elsevier, vol. 38(C), pages 96-110.

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