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Pricing in Electricity Markets: A Mean Reverting Jump Diffusion Model with Seasonality

  • Alvaro Cartea
  • Marcelo Figueroa

This paper presents a mean-reverting jump diffusion model for the electricity spot price and derives the corresponding forward price in closed-form. Based on historical spot data and forward data from England and Wales the model is calibrated and months, quarters, and seasons-ahead forward surfaces are presented.

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Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Applied Mathematical Finance.

Volume (Year): 12 (2005)
Issue (Month): 4 ()
Pages: 313-335

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