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Descripción del funcionamiento del sector eléctrico colombiano

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  • Santiago Alvarez Sierra

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  • Mery Patricia Tamayo Plata

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ResumenSe ha considerado el comportamiento del sector eléctrico como un factor de gran trascendencia en desenvolvimiento de la economía de un país. Sin embargo, es notable el desconocimiento de algunas personas no especialistas es esta temática, de los conceptos básicos y de la organización intrínseca de este sector. Por lo tanto, resulta conveniente la realización de un artículo que informe de manera descriptiva sobre la naturaleza y funcionamiento del sector eléctrico en Colombia, como punto de partida para posteriores estudios y profundos análisis de temas relacionados con este sector. Entre los aspectos básicos que una persona debe conocer para estar en capacidad de entender y argumentar sobre el comportamiento del sector eléctrico en Colombia podemos citar, entre otros, los siguientes: antecedentes e historia del sector, agentes e instituciones del mercado, variables importantes en la toma de decisiones, contratos de corto y largo plazo, y finalmente algunos procedimientos que actualmente se encuentran en discusión, los cuales podrían cambiar el funcionamiento del Mercado de Energía Mayorista en ColombiaAbstract:It has been considered that the behavior in the electric sector has a great impact in the development of a country´s economy. Nevertheless it is noticeable the ignorance of some non specialized people in this topic about some of the basic concepts and internal organization of this sector. That´s why it is convenient to write an article that will present in a descriptive way the nature and the processes of the electric sector in Colombia, as a starting point for further studies and profound analysis of topics related to this sector.One of the basic concepts that any person should know to be able to understand and argument about the behavior of the electric sector in Colombia, we could site among others, the following illustrations and history about the sector, agents and institutions of the market, important variables in the process of decision, short and long term contracts and finally some procedures that are being discussed in this moment that could change the way of working of the whole sale market of energy in Colombia

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  • Santiago Alvarez Sierra & Mery Patricia Tamayo Plata, 2006. "Descripción del funcionamiento del sector eléctrico colombiano," REVISTA ECOS DE ECONOMÍA, UNIVERSIDAD EAFIT, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:col:000442:010765
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    Keywords

    Regulación; Monopolio; Energía Eléctrica; Contratos de energía; Transacciones en Bolsa; Riesgo; Subasta; Cargo por capacidad; Sistema Electrónico de Contratos ; Regulation; Monopoly; Electric utilities; Risk; Auction; Reliability Charge; System of standardized electronically negotiated contracts.;

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    • D23 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Organizational Behavior; Transaction Costs; Property Rights
    • D42 - Microeconomics - - Market Structure, Pricing, and Design - - - Monopoly
    • D43 - Microeconomics - - Market Structure, Pricing, and Design - - - Oligopoly and Other Forms of Market Imperfection
    • L12 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Monopoly; Monopolization Strategies

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