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Real‐time versus day‐ahead market power in a hydro‐based electricity market

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  • Thomas P. Tangerås
  • Johannes Mauritzen

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This paper develops a theoretical framework to analyze the link between real‐time and day‐ahead competition in a hydro‐based wholesale electricity market. Predictions of the model are tested on a detailed data set of trades and prices from the Nordic power exchange, Nord Pool. We study market performance before and after a reform that increased the number of price areas (local markets) in Sweden, and reject the hypothesis of perfect competition in some of the Swedish price areas. Our results suggest that firms exercised some local market power during the sample period.

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  • Thomas P. Tangerås & Johannes Mauritzen, 2018. "Real‐time versus day‐ahead market power in a hydro‐based electricity market," Journal of Industrial Economics, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 66(4), pages 904-941, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:jindec:v:66:y:2018:i:4:p:904-941
    DOI: 10.1111/joie.12186
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    JEL classification:

    • D43 - Microeconomics - - Market Structure, Pricing, and Design - - - Oligopoly and Other Forms of Market Imperfection
    • D92 - Microeconomics - - Micro-Based Behavioral Economics - - - Intertemporal Firm Choice, Investment, Capacity, and Financing
    • L13 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Oligopoly and Other Imperfect Markets
    • L94 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Transportation and Utilities - - - Electric Utilities
    • Q41 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Energy - - - Demand and Supply; Prices

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