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Insuring wind energy production

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  • D’Amico, Guglielmo
  • Petroni, Filippo
  • Prattico, Flavio

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This paper presents an insurance contract that the supplier of wind energy may subscribe in order to immunize the production of electricity against the volatility of the wind speed process. The other party of the contract may be any dispatchable energy producer, like gas turbine or hydroelectric generator, which can supply the required energy in case of little or no wind. The adoption of a stochastic wind speed model allows the computation of the fair premium that the wind power supplier has to pay in order to hedge the risk of inadequate output of electricity at any time. Recursive type equations are obtained for the prospective mathematical reserves of the insurance contract and for their higher order moments. The model and the validity of the results are illustrated through a numerical example.

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  • D’Amico, Guglielmo & Petroni, Filippo & Prattico, Flavio, 2017. "Insuring wind energy production," Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, Elsevier, vol. 467(C), pages 542-553.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:phsmap:v:467:y:2017:i:c:p:542-553
    DOI: 10.1016/j.physa.2016.10.023
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