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Pricing in Electricity Markets: a Mean Reverting Jump Diffusion Model with Seasonality

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  • Alvaro Cartea

    (Birkbeck College, University of London)

  • Marcelo_Gustavo Figueroa

    (Birkbeck College, University of London)

Abstract

In this paper we present a mean-reverting jump diffusion model for the electricity spot price. We obtain a closed-form solution for forward contracts and calibrate it to market data from England and Wales. Finally, based on the calibrated forward curve we present months, quarters, and seasons-ahead forward surfaces.

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  • Alvaro Cartea & Marcelo_Gustavo Figueroa, 2005. "Pricing in Electricity Markets: a Mean Reverting Jump Diffusion Model with Seasonality," Finance 0501011, EconWPA, revised 12 Sep 2005.
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    Keywords

    Energy derivatives; mean reversion; jump diffusion; electricity spot and forward.;

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    • G - Financial Economics

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