Volatility of power markets
Volatility features of the Nordic day ahead power spot market for a 12-year period up till May 2004 are studied. The daily logarithmic volatility was measured for this period to be about 16%. This level is well above what is observed for most other well-studied financial markets. Volatility clustering, log-normal distribution, and long-range correlations are found to be striking features of the volatility of power markets. In addition, a cyclic behavior of the time-dependent volatility can be observed for the Nordic power market. Furthermore, the volatility shows a dependence on the price level, and this is pronounced mostly when the spot price is low. The correlation in volatility is consistent with an inverse power-law decay, τ-ν, superposed on an oscillating term. The numerical value of the exponent ν is similar to what has been reported previously for stock markets.
Volume (Year): 355 (2005)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
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- Rafal Weron & Ingve Simonsen & Piotr Wilman, 2003. "Modeling highly volatile and seasonal markets: evidence from the Nord Pool electricity market," Econometrics 0303007, EconWPA.
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