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Transmission Investment in the Peruvian Electricity Market: Theory and Applications


  • Juan Rosellón

    () (Division of Economics, CIDE)

  • Erix Ruiz


This research presents an application of the Hogan, Rosellón and Vogelsang (2010) (HRV) mechanism —that promotes electricity transmission network expansion— in the Peruvian electricity transmission system known as SEIN (Sistema Eléctrico Interconectado Nacional). The HRV mechanism combines the merchant and regulatory approaches to promote investment into transmission grids. This mechanism gives incentives for efficient investment in expansion of the network by the rebalancing over time of the fixed and variable charges of a two-part tariff in the framework of a wholesale electricity market with locational pricing. The expansion of the network is carried out through the sale of Financial Transmission Rights (FTR’s) for the congested lines. The mechanism is applied for 103 nodes of the SEIN using detailed characteristics of generators, nodes and transmission lines. Under Laspeyres weights and linear cost of expansion of transmission capacity, it is shown that prices converge to lower levels as a result of increased transmission capacity.

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  • Juan Rosellón & Erix Ruiz, 2011. "Transmission Investment in the Peruvian Electricity Market: Theory and Applications," Working papers DTE 522, CIDE, División de Economía.
  • Handle: RePEc:emc:wpaper:dte522

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    1. Zenón, Eric & Rosellón, Juan, 2017. "Optimal transmission planning under the Mexican new electricity market," Energy Policy, Elsevier, vol. 104(C), pages 349-360.
    2. Egerer, Jonas & Rosellón, Juan & Schill, Wolf-Peter, 2015. "Power System Transformation toward Renewables: An Evaluation of Regulatory Approaches for Network Expansion," EconStor Open Access Articles, ZBW - German National Library of Economics, pages 105-128.
    3. Juan Pablo Herrera Saavedra & Natalia Cantor Vargas & Jenny Paola Lis Gutiérrez & Jacobo Alberto Campo Robledo, 2014. "Discriminación de precios de segundo grado: el caso de tarifas multi-clase para el registro marcario en Colombia," REVISTA FACULTAD DE CIENCIAS ECONÓMICAS, UNIVERSIDAD MILITAR NUEVA GRANADA, vol. 0(1), pages 63-78, June.

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    Investment; Peru; Electricity Market;

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    • L94 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Transportation and Utilities - - - Electric Utilities


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