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Retailers' risk management and vertical arrangements in electricity markets

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  • Raphael Homayoun Boroumand

    (CIRED - centre international de recherche sur l'environnement et le développement - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - ENPC - École des Ponts ParisTech - EHESS - École des hautes études en sciences sociales - AgroParisTech - Cirad - Centre de Coopération Internationale en Recherche Agronomique pour le Développement)

  • Georg Zachmann

    (Bruegel - affiliation inconnue)

Abstract

The failure of the asset-light retailer's organizational model is indicative of the incapacity of this organizational structure to manage efficiently the combination of sourcing and market risks in the current market environment. Because of the structural dimensions of electricity's market risks, a retailer's level of risk exposure is unknown ex ante and will only be revealed ex post when consumption is known. In contrast to the "textbook model" of electricity reforms, the paper demonstrates through numerical simulations that in the current market context pure portfolios of contracts are incomplete risk management instruments compared to physical hedging. The latter is critical to overcome the asset-light retailer's curse. (C) 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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  • Raphael Homayoun Boroumand & Georg Zachmann, 2012. "Retailers' risk management and vertical arrangements in electricity markets," Post-Print hal-00715407, HAL.
  • Handle: RePEc:hal:journl:hal-00715407
    DOI: 10.1016/j.enpol.2011.10.041
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