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A Class of Marked Point Processes for Modelling Electricity Prices

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    This paper presents a family of processes to model electricity spot prices in deregulated markets. Besides mean-reversion, a property they share with other comodities, power prices exhibit the unique feature of spikes in trajectories. We introduce a class of discontinuous processes exhibiting a « jump-reversion » component to properly represent these sharp upward moves shortly followed by drops of similar magnitude. Our approach allows to capture – for the first time to our knowledge – both the trajectorial and statistical properties of electricity pool prices. The quality of the fitting is illustrated on a database of major US power markets.

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    Paper provided by ESSEC Research Center, ESSEC Business School in its series ESSEC Working Papers with number DR 03004.

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    Length: 69 pages
    Date of creation: Mar 2003
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    Handle: RePEc:ebg:essewp:dr-03004
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