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Simulation and Evaluation of Zonal Electricity Market Design

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  • M. R. Hesamzadeh

    (Electricity Market Research Group (EMReG), KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden)

  • P. Holmberg

    (Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN), Sweden -Energy Policy Research Group (EPRG), University of Cambridge)

  • M. Sarfati

    (Energy Policy Research Group (EPRG), University of Cambridge)

Abstract

Zonal pricing with countertrading (a market-based redispatch) gives arbitrage opportunities to the power producers located in the export-constrained nodes. They can increase their profit by increasing the output in the dayahead market and decrease it in the real-time market (the inc-dec game). We show that this leads to large inefficiencies in a standard zonal market. We also show how the inefficiencies can be significantly mitigated by changing the design of the real-time market. We consider a two-stage game with oligopoly producers, wind-power shocks and real-time shocks. The game is formulated as a two-stage stochastic equilibrium problem with equilibrium constraints (EPEC), which we recast into a two-stage stochastic Mixed-Integer Bilinear Program (MIBLP). We present numerical results for a six-node and the IEEE 24-node system.
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  • M. R. Hesamzadeh & P. Holmberg & M. Sarfati, 2018. "Simulation and Evaluation of Zonal Electricity Market Design," Working Papers EPRG 1813, Energy Policy Research Group, Cambridge Judge Business School, University of Cambridge.
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    Keywords

    Two-stage game; Zonal pricing; Wholesale electricity market; Bilinear programming;
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    JEL classification:

    • C61 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling - - - Optimization Techniques; Programming Models; Dynamic Analysis
    • C63 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling - - - Computational Techniques
    • C72 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory - - - Noncooperative Games
    • D43 - Microeconomics - - Market Structure, Pricing, and Design - - - Oligopoly and Other Forms of Market Imperfection
    • D47 - Microeconomics - - Market Structure, Pricing, and Design - - - Market Design
    • L13 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Oligopoly and Other Imperfect Markets
    • L94 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Transportation and Utilities - - - Electric Utilities

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