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Modeling the strategic trading of electricity assets

  • Fernando S. Oliveira

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    (Operational Research and Systems Warwick Business School)

  • Derek W. Bunn

    (London Business School)

  • London Business School

We analyze how strategic asset trading can be used to gain competitive advantage. In the case of electricity markets, companies seek to improve the value of their generating portfolios by acquiring, or selling, power plants. Accordingly, we derive the basic determinants of plant value, explaining how a particular productive asset may have different values for different firms. From this, we develop an evolutionary model to understand how market structure interacts with strategic asset trading to increase the competitive advantage of firms, and furthermore, how this depends upon the actual price-setting microstructure in the wholesale market itself

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Paper provided by Society for Computational Economics in its series Computing in Economics and Finance 2006 with number 235.

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