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Modeling and forecasting of the long-term seasonal component of the EEX and Nord Pool spot prices

  • Jakub Nowotarski
  • Jakub Tomczyk
  • Rafal Weron

We present the results of an extensive study on modeling and forecasting of the long-term seasonal component (LTSC) of electricity spot prices. We consider a vast array of models including linear regressions, monthly dummies, sinusoidal decompositions and wavelet smoothers. We find that in terms of forecasting EEX and Nord Pool spot prices up to a year ahead, wavelet-based models significantly outperform all considered piecewise constant and sine-based models. This result challenges the traditional approach to deseasonalize spot electricity prices by fitting monthly dummies or sinusoidal functions.

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Paper provided by Hugo Steinhaus Center, Wroclaw University of Technology in its series HSC Research Reports with number HSC/13/02.

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Length: 9 pages
Date of creation: 15 Feb 2013
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Handle: RePEc:wuu:wpaper:hsc1302
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