Electricity Markets

Theories and Applications

Author: Jeremy Lin,Fernando H. Magnago

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119179378

Category: Science

Page: 352

View: 7911

DOWNLOAD NOW »
A comprehensive resource that provides the basic concepts of electric power systems, microeconomics, and optimization techniques Electricity Markets: Theories and Applications offers students and practitioners a clear understanding of the fundamental concepts of the economic theories, particularly microeconomic theories, as well as information on some advanced optimization methods of electricity markets. The authors—noted experts in the field—cover the basic drivers for the transformation of the electricity industry in both the United States and around the world and discuss the fundamentals of power system operation, electricity market design and structures, and electricity market operations. The text also explores advanced topics of power system operations and electricity market design and structure including zonal versus nodal pricing, market performance and market power issues, transmission pricing, and the emerging problems electricity markets face in smart grid and micro-grid environments. The authors also examine system planning under the context of electricity market regime. They explain the new ways to solve problems with the tremendous amount of economic data related to power systems that is now available. This important resource: Introduces fundamental economic concepts necessary to understand the operations and functions of electricity markets Presents basic characteristics of power systems and physical laws governing operation Includes mathematical optimization methods related to electricity markets and their applications to practical market clearing issues Electricity Markets: Theories and Applications is an authoritative text that explores the basic concepts of the economic theories and key information on advanced optimization methods of electricity markets.

The Economics of Electricity Markets

Author: Darryl R. Biggar,Mohammad Reza Hesamzadeh

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118775724

Category: Science

Page: 432

View: 5509

DOWNLOAD NOW »
Bridges the knowledge gap between engineering and economics in a complex and evolving deregulated electricity industry, enabling readers to understand, operate, plan and design a modern power system With an accessible and progressive style written in straight-forward language, this book covers everything an engineer or economist needs to know to understand, operate within, plan and design an effective liberalized electricity industry, thus serving as both a useful teaching text and a valuable reference. The book focuses on principles and theory which are independent of any one market design. It outlines where the theory is not implemented in practice, perhaps due to other over-riding concerns. The book covers the basic modelling of electricity markets, including the impact of uncertainty (an integral part of generation investment decisions and transmission cost-benefit analysis). It draws out the parallels to the Nordpool market (an important point of reference for Europe). Written from the perspective of the policy-maker, the first part provides the introductory background knowledge required. This includes an understanding of basic economics concepts such as supply and demand, monopoly, market power and marginal cost. The second part of the book asks how a set of generation, load, and transmission resources should be efficiently operated, and the third part focuses on the generation investment decision. Part 4 addresses the question of the management of risk and Part 5 discusses the question of market power. Any power system must be operated at all times in a manner which can accommodate the next potential contingency. This demands responses by generators and loads on a very short timeframe. Part 6 of the book addresses the question of dispatch in the very short run, introducing the distinction between preventive and corrective actions and why preventive actions are sometimes required. The seventh part deals with pricing issues that arise under a regionally-priced market, such as the Australian NEM. This section introduces the notion of regions and interconnectors and how to formulate constraints for the correct pricing outcomes (the issue of "constraint orientation"). Part 8 addresses the fundamental and difficult issue of efficient transmission investment, and finally Part 9 covers issues that arise in the retail market. Bridges the gap between engineering and economics in electricity, covering both the economics and engineering knowledge needed to accurately understand, plan and develop the electricity market Comprehensive coverage of all the key topics in the economics of electricity markets Covers the latest research and policy issues as well as description of the fundamental concepts and principles that can be applied across all markets globally Numerous worked examples and end-of-chapter problems Companion website holding solutions to problems set out in the book, also the relevant simulation (GAMS) codes

Locational Marginal Pricing (LMP) in Electricity Markets

Author: Zuyi Li

Publisher: Wiley-IEEE Press

ISBN: 9781118359426

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 350

View: 6488

DOWNLOAD NOW »
Presents a detailed and in-depth introduction to the economic and technical foundations of modern electricity markets operating with locational marginal price (LMP). Based on the author’s graduate-level course and written to fill the gap in the market for a book that not only describes the fundamentals of LMP but also the most up-to-date research. It analyses the planning and operation of an electricity markets cleared through locational marginal prices (LMPs). Microeconomic background is provided, also a number of decision-making models relevant for electricity market operations and for long-term planning. These models are related to the market operator and to the market agents. After an introduction to power system economics and market operations, the book covers the fundamentals in Microeconomics in Chapter Two. Power market architecture and the fundamentals of locational marginal price (LMP) are presented in detail next. Chapter Five discusses advanced models for LMP. Market power and bidding strategy is looked at in the middle of the book, then LMP in practices. The last chapter covers market-based integrated planning for generation and transmission. Presents a detailed and in-depth introduction to the economic and technical foundations of modern electricity markets operating with locational marginal price (LMP), the key to understanding today’s market operation Covers the important topics of transmissions and financial transmission rights (FTR), planning issues, and the relation to renewable sources Includes various illustrative examples and end-of-chapter problems for use as homework exercises Companion website holds a link to the author’s own page which includes further research in power markets and LMP, class projects, MATLAB code and an solutions manual Essential reading for Senior undergraduate students and graduate students in electrical power engineering, smart grid and renewable energy, as well as Professionals, practicing engineers and analysts in power utilities and independent system operators (ISO) who would like to understand how LMPs are calculated.

Economic Market Design and Planning for Electric Power Systems

Author: James Momoh,Lamine Mili

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470529157

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 300

View: 5509

DOWNLOAD NOW »
Discover cutting-edge developments in electric power systems Stemming from cutting-edge research and education activities in the field of electric power systems, this book brings together the knowledge of a panel of experts in economics, the social sciences, and electric power systems. In ten concise and comprehensible chapters, the book provides unprecedented coverage of the operation, control, planning, and design of electric power systems. It also discusses: A framework for interdisciplinary research and education Modeling electricity markets Alternative economic criteria and proactive planning for transmission investment in deregulated power systems Payment cost minimization with demand bids and partial capacity cost compensations for day-ahead electricity auctions Dynamic oligopolistic competition in an electric power network and impacts of infrastructure disruptions Reliability in monopolies and duopolies Building an efficient, reliable, and sustainable power system Risk-based power system planning integrating social and economic direct and indirect costs Models for transmission expansion planning based on reconfiguration capacitor switching Next-generation optimization for electric power systems Most chapters end with a bibliography, closing remarks, conclusions, or future work. Economic Market Design and Planning for Electric Power Systems is an indispensable reference for policy-makers, executives and engineers of electric utilities, university faculty members, and graduate students and researchers in control theory, electric power systems, economics, and the social sciences.

Market Operations in Electric Power Systems

Forecasting, Scheduling, and Risk Management

Author: Mohammad Shahidehpour,Hatim Yamin,Zuyi Li

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471463949

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 552

View: 3077

DOWNLOAD NOW »
An essential overview of post-deregulation market operations in electrical power systems Until recently the U.S. electricity industry was dominated by vertically integrated utilities. It is now evolving into a distributive and competitive market driven by market forces and increased competition. With electricity amounting to a $200 billion per year market in the United States, the implications of this restructuring will naturally affect the rest of the world. Why is restructuring necessary? What are the components of restructuring? How is the new structure different from the old monopoly? How are the participants strategizing their options to maximize their revenues? What are the market risks and how are they evaluated? How are interchange transactions analyzed and approved? Starting with a background sketch of the industry, this hands-on reference provides insights into the new trends in power systems operation and control, and highlights advanced issues in the field. Written for both technical and nontechnical professionals involved in power engineering, finance, and marketing, this must-have resource discusses: * Market structure and operation of electric power systems * Load and price forecasting and arbitrage * Price-based unit commitment and security constrained unit commitment * Market power analysis and game theory applications * Ancillary services auction market design * Transmission pricing and congestion Using real-world case studies, this timely survey offers engineers, consultants, researchers, financial managers, university professors and students, and other professionals in the industry a comprehensive review of electricity restructuring and how its radical effects will shape the market.

Electricity Markets

Pricing, Structures and Economics

Author: Chris Harris

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470011584

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 519

View: 2748

DOWNLOAD NOW »
Over the last three decades, the global expectations for abundant,cheap and reliable energy have driven the growth in demand, andthis is challenging the ability to cheaply exploit the accessibleenergy sources, and to minimise environmental pressure. At the sametime, in concert with similar changes in other industries,deregulation and privatisation have continued apace. To enable them to contend with the daily process of generation,dispatch and supply, the electricity markets have risen to newlevels of sophistication and complexity. Continued advances arerequired to effectively contend with issues such as demandmanagement, environmental efficiency and security of supply. Inaddition, policy makers and regulators have a commitment tounderwrite the performance of the industry model, and to interveneas necessary in structures, instruments and conditions. The relationship between policy objectives, free markets, andthe technicalities of electricity production, network flow, supplyand consumption, is not a simple one. In this context thebook relates electricity market structures, economics forelectricity, and derivative pricing of electricity. It is intendedas a companion for all those with an interest in the electricitysupply industry, including participants, traders, students,stakeholders, and policy makers and implementers.

Restructured Electric Power Systems

Analysis of Electricity Markets with Equilibrium Models

Author: Xiao-Ping Zhang

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470608544

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 307

View: 8324

DOWNLOAD NOW »
The latest practical applications of electricity market equilibrium models in analyzing electricity markets Electricity market deregulation is driving the power energy production from a monopolistic structure into a competitive market environment. The development of electricity markets has necessitated the need to analyze market behavior and power. Restructured Electric Power Systems reviews the latest developments in electricity market equilibrium models and discusses the application of such models in the practical analysis and assessment of electricity markets. Drawing upon the extensive involvement in the research and industrial development of the leading experts in the subject area, the book starts by explaining the current developments of electrical power systems towards smart grids and then relates the operation and control technologies to the aspects in electricity markets. It explores: The problems of electricity market behavior and market power Mathematical programs with equilibrium constraints (MPEC) and equilibrium problems with equilibrium constraints (EPEC) Tools and techniques for solving the electricity market equilibrium problems Various electricity market equilibrium models State-of-the-art techniques for computing the electricity market equilibrium problems The application of electricity market equilibrium models in assessing the economic benefits of transmission expansions for market environments, forward and spot markets, short-term power system security, and analysis of reactive power impact Also featured are computational resources to allow readers to develop algorithms on their own, as well as future research directions in modeling and computational techniques in electricity market analysis. Restructured Electric Power Systems is an invaluable reference for electrical engineers and power system economists from power utilities and for professors, postgraduate students, and undergraduate students in electrical power engineering, as well as those responsible for the design, engineering, research, and development of competitive electricity markets and electricity market policy.

Power Grid Operation in a Market Environment

Economic Efficiency and Risk Mitigation

Author: Hong Chen

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118984544

Category: Science

Page: 288

View: 7166

DOWNLOAD NOW »
"This book examines both system operation and market operation perspectives, focusing on the interaction between the two. It incorporates up-to-date field experiences, presents challenges, and summarizes the latest theoretical advancements. The book id divided into four parts. The first part deals with the fundamentals of integrated system and market operations, including market power mitigation, market efficiency evaluation, and the implications of operation practices in electricity markets. The second part discusses developing technologies to strengthen the use of the grid in electricity markets. System volatility and economic impact introduced by the intermittency of wind and solar generation are also addressed. The third part focuses on stochastic applications, exploring new approaches of handling uncertainty in Security Constrained Unit Commitment (SCUC), as well as the reserves needed for power system operation. The fourth part presents ongoing efforts of utilizing transmission facilities to improve market efficiency, via transmission topology control, transmission switching, transmission outage scheduling, and advanced transmission technologies. [...]" (source : 4ème de couverture).

Power System Economics

Designing Markets for Electricity

Author: Steven Stoft

Publisher: Wiley-IEEE Press

ISBN: 9780471150404

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 496

View: 8448

DOWNLOAD NOW »
The first systematic presentation of electricity market design-from the basics to the cutting edge. Unique in its breadth and depth. Using examples and focusing on fundamentals, it clarifies long misunderstood issues-such as why today's markets are inherently unstable. The book reveals for the first time how uncoordinated regulatory and engineering policies cause boom-bust investment swings and provides guidance and tools for fixing broken markets. It also takes a provocative look at the operation of pools and power exchanges. * Part 1 introduces key economic, engineering and market design concepts. * Part 2 links short-run reliability policies with long-run investment problems. * Part 3 examines classic designs for day-ahead and real-time markets. * Part 4 covers market power, and * Part 5 covers locational pricing, transmission right and pricing losses. The non-technical introductions to all chapters allow easy access to the most difficult topics. Steering an independent course between ideological extremes, it provides background material for engineers, economists, regulators and lawyers alike. With nearly 250 figures, tables, side bars, and concisely-stated results and fallacies, the 44 chapters cover such essential topics as auctions, fixed-cost recovery from marginal cost, pricing fallacies, real and reactive power flows, Cournot competition, installed capacity markets, HHIs, the Lerner index and price caps. About the Author Steven Stoft has a Ph.D. in economics (U.C. Berkeley) as well as a background in physics, math, engineering, and astronomy. He spent a year inside FERC and now consults for PJM, California and private generators. Learn more at www.stoft.com.

Fundamentals of Power System Economics

Author: Daniel S. Kirschen,Goran Strbac

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119213258

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 344

View: 8045

DOWNLOAD NOW »
A new edition of the classic text explaining the fundamentals of competitive electricity markets—now updated to reflect the evolution of these markets and the large scale deployment of generation from renewable energy sources The introduction of competition in the generation and retail of electricity has changed the ways in which power systems function. The design and operation of successful competitive electricity markets requires a sound understanding of both power systems engineering and underlying economic principles of a competitive market. This extensively revised and updated edition of the classic text on power system economics explains the basic economic principles underpinning the design, operation, and planning of modern power systems in a competitive environment. It also discusses the economics of renewable energy sources in electricity markets, the provision of incentives, and the cost of integrating renewables in the grid. Fundamentals of Power System Economics, Second Edition looks at the fundamental concepts of microeconomics, organization, and operation of electricity markets, market participants’ strategies, operational reliability and ancillary services, network congestion and related LMP and transmission rights, transmission investment, and generation investment. It also expands the chapter on generation investments—discussing capacity mechanisms in more detail and the need for capacity markets aimed at ensuring that enough generation capacity is available when renewable energy sources are not producing due to lack of wind or sun. Retains the highly praised first edition’s focus and philosophy on the principles of competitive electricity markets and application of basic economics to power system operating and planning Includes an expanded chapter on power system operation that addresses the challenges stemming from the integration of renewable energy sources Addresses the need for additional flexibility and its provision by conventional generation, demand response, and energy storage Discusses the effects of the increased uncertainty on system operation Broadens its coverage of transmission investment and generation investment Updates end-of-chapter problems and accompanying solutions manual Fundamentals of Power System Economics, Second Edition is essential reading for graduate and undergraduate students, professors, practicing engineers, as well as all others who want to understand how economics and power system engineering interact.

Competitive Electricity Markets

Design, Implementation, Performance

Author: Fereidoon P. Sioshansi

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080557717

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 624

View: 8964

DOWNLOAD NOW »
After 2 decades, policymakers and regulators agree that electricity market reform, liberalization and privatization remains partly art. Moreover, the international experience suggests that in nearly all cases, initial market reform leads to unintended consequences or introduces new risks, which must be addressed in subsequent “reform of the reforms. Competitive Electricity Markets describes the evolution of the market reform process including a number of challenging issues such as infrastructure investment, resource adequacy, capacity and demand participation, market power, distributed generation, renewable energy and global climate change. Sequel to Electricity Market Reform: An International Perspective in the same series published in 2006 Contributions from renowned scholars and practitioners on significant electricity market design and implementation issues Covers timely topics on the evolution of electricity market liberalization worldwide

Electric Power Systems

A Conceptual Introduction

Author: Alexandra von Meier

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470036400

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 328

View: 8536

DOWNLOAD NOW »
A clear explanation of the technology for producing and delivering electricity Electric Power Systems explains and illustrates how the electric grid works in a clear, straightforward style that makes highly technical material accessible. It begins with a thorough discussion of the underlying physical concepts of electricity, circuits, and complex power that serves as a foundation for more advanced material. Readers are then introduced to the main components of electric power systems, including generators, motors and other appliances, and transmission and distribution equipment such as power lines, transformers, and circuit breakers. The author explains how a whole power system is managed and coordinated, analyzed mathematically, and kept stable and reliable. Recognizing the economic and environmental implications of electric energy production and public concern over disruptions of service, this book exposes the challenges of producing and delivering electricity to help inform public policy decisions. Its discussions of complex concepts such as reactive power balance, load flow, and stability analysis, for example, offer deep insight into the complexity of electric grid operation and demonstrate how and why physics constrains economics and politics. Although this survival guide includes mathematical equations and formulas, it discusses their meaning in plain English and does not assume any prior familiarity with particular notations or technical jargon. Additional features include: * A glossary of symbols, units, abbreviations, and acronyms * Illustrations that help readers visualize processes and better understand complex concepts * Detailed analysis of a case study, including a Web reference to the case, enabling readers to test the consequences of manipulating various parameters With its clear discussion of how electric grids work, Electric Power Systems is appropriate for a broad readership of professionals, undergraduate and graduate students, government agency managers, environmental advocates, and consumers.

Making Competition Work in Electricity

Author: Sally Hunt

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471266020

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 450

View: 3354

DOWNLOAD NOW »
An expert's perspective on how competition can make this industry work. There has never been a coherent plan to restructure the electricity industry in the USâ??until now. Power expert Sally Hunt gets down to the critical lessons learned from the California power crisis and other deregulated markets, in which competition has been introduced properly and successfully. Hunt presents sensible solutions to power market reform that have been cultivated over her twenty years of professional work in the industry. Sally Hunt (New York, NY) spent twenty years at National Economic Research Associates, where she was head of NERA's U.S. energy practice and a member of the board. Coauthor of Competition and Choice in Electricity with Graham Shuttleworth (0471957828), she has served as Corporate Economist at Con Edison, Deputy Director of the New York City Energy Office, and Assistant Administrator of the New York City Environmental Protection Administration. Over the years, financial professionals around the world have looked to the Wiley Finance series and its wide array of bestselling books for the knowledge, insights, and techniques that are essential to success in financial markets. As the pace of change in financial markets and instruments quickens, Wiley Finance continues to respond. With critically acclaimed books by leading thinkers on value investing, risk management,asset allocation, and many other critical subjects, the Wiley Finance series provides the financial community with information they want. Written to provide professionals and individuals with the most current thinking from the best minds in the industry, it is no wonder that the Wiley Finance series is the first and last stop for financial professionals looking to increase their financial expertise.

Power System Operations and Electricity Markets

Author: Fred I. Denny,David E. Dismukes

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1420058452

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 152

View: 1974

DOWNLOAD NOW »
The electric power industry in the U.S. has undergone dramatic changes in recent years. Tight regulations enacted in the 1970's and then de-regulation in the 90's have transformed it from a technology-driven industry into one driven by public policy requirements and the open-access market. Now, just as the utility companies must change to ensure their survival, engineers and other professionals in the industry must acquire new skills, adopt new attitudes, and accommodate other disciplines. Power System Operations and Electricity Markets provides the information engineers need to understand and meet the challenges of the new competitive environment. Integrating the business and technical aspects of the restructured power industry, it explains, clearly and succinctly, how new methods for power systems operations and energy marketing relate to public policy, regulation, economics, and engineering science. The authors examine the technologies and techniques currently in use and lay the groundwork for the coming era of unbundling, open access, power marketing, self-generation, and regional transmission operations. The rapid, massive changes in the electric power industry and in the economy have rendered most books on the subject obsolete. Based on the authors' years of front-line experience in the industry and in regulatory organizations, Power System Operations and Electricity Markets is current, insightful, and complete with Web links that will help readers stay up to date.

Electric Power Planning for Regulated and Deregulated Markets

Author: Arthur Mazer

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470130563

Category: Science

Page: 432

View: 3369

DOWNLOAD NOW »
As the industry environment transforms from a completely regulated setting to a broader, deregulated marketplace, new market participants must understand planning and operations of power systems to effectively participate in markets. This industry overview provides a description of utility operations and traditional planning, and then explains asset management, investment analysis, and risk management within the context of a market environment. Written to provide a broad, working knowledge of the industry, Electric Power Planning for Regulated and Deregulated Markets: Includes descriptions of generation and transmission network equipment Provides an overview of the regulatory framework, system design and systems operations for ensuring reliable delivery of power Presents system planning across different time horizons with the objective of minimizing power production costs Explains the principles and architecture of a market environment coupling operational imperatives with financial transactions Addresses approaches of various participants, including power producers, retailers, and integrated energy companies toward bidding in day ahead markets, managing risks in forward markets, portfolio development and investment analysis Provides numerous examples addressing cost minimization, price forecasting, contract valuation, portfolio risk measurement and others Examines past news events and explains what went wrong at Three Mile Island, the Northeast blackout of 2003, and the California energy crisis This is an ideal reference for professionals in the public and private power service sectors such as engineers, lawyers, systems specialists, economists, financial analysts, policy analysts, and applied mathematicians.

Integration of Distributed Generation in the Power System

Author: Math H. Bollen,Fainan Hassan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111802902X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 528

View: 1650

DOWNLOAD NOW »
The integration of new sources of energy like wind power, solar-power, small-scale generation, or combined heat and power in the power grid is something that impacts a lot of stakeholders: network companies (both distribution and transmission), the owners and operators of the DG units, other end-users of the power grid (including normal consumers like you and me) and not in the least policy makers and regulators. There is a lot of misunderstanding about the impact of DG on the power grid, with one side (including mainly some but certainly not all, network companies) claiming that the lights will go out soon, whereas the other side (including some DG operators and large parks of the general public) claiming that there is nothing to worry about and that it's all a conspiracy of the large production companies that want to protect their own interests and keep the electricity price high. The authors are of the strong opinion that this is NOT the way one should approach such an important subject as the integration of new, more environmentally friendly, sources of energy in the power grid. With this book the authors aim to bring some clarity to the debate allowing all stakeholders together to move to a solution. This book will introduce systematic and transparent methods for quantifying the impact of DG on the power grid.

Power System Monitoring and Control

Author: Hassan Bevrani,Yasunori Mitani,Masayuki Watanabe

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118450698

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 288

View: 4187

DOWNLOAD NOW »
"The book is a reference for researchers and engineers working on power system control and operation"--

Power System Restructuring and Deregulation

Trading, Performance and Information Technology

Author: Loi Lei Lai

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471495000

Category: Law

Page: 468

View: 8889

DOWNLOAD NOW »
The restructuring and deregulation of the power utility industry is resulting in significant competitive, technological and regulatory changes. Independent power producers, power marketers and brokers have added a new and significant dimension to the task of maintaining a reliable electric system. Power System Restructuring and Deregulation provides comprehensive coverage of the technological advances, which have helped redesign the ways in which utility companies manage their business. With the aid of practical case studies, an international panel of contributors address the most up to date problems and their solutions in a cohesive manner, making this book indispensable to graduates and engineers in the power industry field. Presents state of the art techniques in power industry restructuring Includes applications of new technology in power industry deregulation Includes practical examples of changes in load forecasting techniques and methods International contributors offer a global perspective detailing power utility restructuring and deregulation from various countries

Electricity economics

regulation and deregulation

Author: Geoffrey S. Rothwell,Tomás Gómez

Publisher: Wiley-IEEE Press

ISBN: 9780471234371

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 278

View: 5127

DOWNLOAD NOW »
A lucid and up-to-date introduction to understanding electrical power utilities in an era of change Electric utilities worldwide are undergoing profound transformations: nationally owned systems are becoming privatized, privately owned systems that were previously regulated are becoming deregulated, and national systems are becoming international. Professionals in the power sector must now work in a new world in which an understanding of the principles of markets and how to evaluate investment projects under competition are essential. This text was written as a manual for the Russian Federal Energy Commission to train regional electricity rate regulators in the principles of economics and finance involved in regulating electricity markets and deregulating electricity generation. Requiring no familiarity with economics and using a minimum of mathematics, this book provides professionals in the power sector with the tools to face the new realities of electric utility operation. Designed both as a reference for practicing professionals and as a textbook for university and continuing education programs, Electricity Economics: Regulation and Deregulation discusses: The lessons learned from international experiences Competitive versus noncompetitive markets Cost and supply, profit, and economic efficiency The cost of capital, including net present value, discounting, and risk and return Wholesale power markets, generation expansion, and customer choice Specific international examples including the Californian, Norwegian, Spanish, and Argentine power sectors Plus numerous exercises to help clarify and support absorption of the concepts

Electricity Markets and Power System Economics

Author: Deqiang Gan,Donghan Feng,Jun Xie

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1466501707

Category: Science

Page: 220

View: 7181

DOWNLOAD NOW »
After the first power plant in history was commissioned for commercial operation by Thomas Edison on Pearl Street in New York in 1882, electricity was sold as a consumer product at market prices. After a period of rapid development, electricity had become such a fundamental product that regulation was believed to be necessary. Since then, the power industry had been considered a natural monopoly and undergone periods of tight regulation. Deregulation started in the early 1980s and as a result, most developed countries run their power industries using a market approach. With the theories and rules of electricity markets developing rapidly, it is often difficult for beginners to start learning and difficult for those in the field to keep up. Bringing together information previously scattered among various journals and scholarly articles, Electricity Markets and Power System Economics provides a comprehensive overview of the current state of development in the electricity market. It introduces the fundamental principles of power system operation so that even those with a basic understanding can benefit from the book. The book includes a series of consistent mathematical models of market operation of power systems, and original cases with solutions. Systematically describing the basic building blocks of electricity market theory, the book provides a guide to underlying theory and mainstream market rules.