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Let's Get Physical! Or Financial? A Study of Electricity Transmission Rights

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I test experimentally the predictions of neoclassical theory for a radial electricity market without rights to the transmission line, with rights that give the owner a financial right to a share of the transmission congestion charges collected by a network operator, and with physical rights which give the owner the exclusive right to utilize a portion of the transmission line. I find that physical rights lead to more "right" market signals, diminish some market-power, and remove an uncertainty about electricity transmission congestion better than financial rights or the absence of rights.

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  • Brian T. Kench, 2004. "Let's Get Physical! Or Financial? A Study of Electricity Transmission Rights," Journal of Regulatory Economics, Springer, vol. 25(2), pages 187-214, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:regeco:v:25:y:2004:i:2:p:187-214
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    1. Bastian Henze & Charles Noussair & Bert Willems, 2012. "Regulation of network infrastructure investments: an experimental evaluation," Journal of Regulatory Economics, Springer, vol. 42(1), pages 1-38, August.
    2. repec:kap:pubcho:v:173:y:2017:i:1:d:10.1007_s11127-017-0473-5 is not listed on IDEAS
    3. Sun, Junjie, 2005. "U.S. Financial Transmission Rights: Theory and Practice," Staff General Research Papers Archive 12266, Iowa State University, Department of Economics.

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