A1 Journal article (refereed), original research

Linking the energy-only market and the energy-plus-capacity market

Publication Details
Authors: Gore Olga, Vanadzina Evgenia, Viljainen Satu

Publication year: 2016
Language: English
Related Journal or Series Information: Utilities Policy
Volume number: 38
Start page: 52
End page: 61
JUFO-Level of this publication: 1
Open Access: Not an Open Access publication

This article analyzes the implications of capacity markets and allocation mechanisms for cross-border trade and market welfare by applying an analytical model where two markets with different market designs, the energy-only market and the energy-plus-capacity market, are interconnected and operate under different transmission capacity allocation schemes. The findings suggest that having an energy-only market at one side of the border and an energy-plus-capacity market at the other side may impede cross-border trade and result in underusage or misusage of transmission in the case of an explicit allocation of transmission capacity. Implicit allocation or market coupling, in principle, would increase the efficiency of cross-border trade, but may result in distributional effects, involving for instance a free-riding effect.

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