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Ramsey Pricing in a Congested Network with Market Power in Generation: A Numerical Illustration for Belgium

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  • Guido Pepermans

    () (K.U.Leuven-Center for Economic Studies)

  • Bert Willems

    () (K.U.Leuven-Center for Economic Studies)

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Abstract: This paper derives the socially optimal transmission prices in a congested electricity network when there is imperfect competition in generation, and when the budget constraint of the network operator is binding. The results which we derive are a generalization of the standard Ramsey prices and also of the locational marginal prices (LMP). The model is illustrated with a numerical model based on the Belgian electricity data.

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  • Guido Pepermans & Bert Willems, 2004. "Ramsey Pricing in a Congested Network with Market Power in Generation: A Numerical Illustration for Belgium," Energy, Transport and Environment Working Papers Series ete0408, KU Leuven, Department of Economics - Research Group Energy, Transport and Environment.
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    1. Guido Pepermans & Bert Willems, 2005. "The Potential Impact of Cross-Ownership in Transmission: an Application to the Belgian Electricity Market," Working Papers Department of Economics ces0503, KU Leuven, Faculty of Economics and Business, Department of Economics.

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    Keywords

    Regulation; Transmission; Electricity; Cournot; Numerical model; Security constraints; MPEC; loadflow; Belgium;

    JEL classification:

    • D42 - Microeconomics - - Market Structure, Pricing, and Design - - - Monopoly
    • 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
    • L43 - Industrial Organization - - Antitrust Issues and Policies - - - Legal Monopolies and Regulation or Deregulation

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