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Understanding intraday electricity markets: Variable selection and very short-term price forecasting using LASSO

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  • Bartosz Uniejewski
  • Grzegorz Marcjasz
  • Rafal Weron

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Using a unique set of prices from the German EPEX market we take a closer look at the fine structure of intraday markets for electricity with its continuous trading for individual load periods up to 30 minutes before delivery. We apply the least absolute shrinkage and selection operator (LASSO) to gain statistically sound insights on variable selection and provide recommendations for very short-term electricity price forecasting.

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  • Bartosz Uniejewski & Grzegorz Marcjasz & Rafal Weron, 2018. "Understanding intraday electricity markets: Variable selection and very short-term price forecasting using LASSO," HSC Research Reports HSC/18/07, Hugo Steinhaus Center, Wroclaw University of Technology.
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    Keywords

    Intraday electricity market; Variable selection; Price forecasting; LASSO;
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    JEL classification:

    • C14 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Semiparametric and Nonparametric Methods: General
    • C22 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Time-Series Models; Dynamic Quantile Regressions; Dynamic Treatment Effect Models; Diffusion Processes
    • C51 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric Modeling - - - Model Construction and Estimation
    • C53 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric Modeling - - - Forecasting and Prediction Models; Simulation Methods
    • Q47 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Energy - - - Energy Forecasting

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