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Equilibrium Supply Security in a Multinational Electricity Market with Renewable Production

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An increasing reliance on solar and wind power has raised concern about system ability to consistently satisfy electricity demand. This paper examines countries’ unilateral incentives to achieve supply security through capacity reserves and market integration in a multinational electricity market. Capacity reserves protect consumers against blackouts and extreme prices, but distort consumption and investment. Market integration alleviates supply constraints, but requires costly network reinforcement. Capacity reserves can be up- or downward distorted, but network investment is always insufficient in equilibrium. Capacity reserves are smaller when there are fi…nancial markets or when dispatched solely to resolve domestic supply constraints.

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  • Tangerås, Thomas, 2017. "Equilibrium Supply Security in a Multinational Electricity Market with Renewable Production," Working Paper Series 1162, Research Institute of Industrial Economics, revised 05 May 2017.
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    Keywords

    Capacity mechanism; Decentralized policy making; Multinational electricity market; Network investment; Security of supply;
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    JEL classification:

    • D24 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Production; Cost; Capital; Capital, Total Factor, and Multifactor Productivity; Capacity
    • H23 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - Externalities; Redistributive Effects; Environmental Taxes and Subsidies
    • L94 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Transportation and Utilities - - - Electric Utilities
    • Q48 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Energy - - - Government Policy

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