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Demand elasticity and market power in the spanish electricity market
Ciarreta, Aitor; Espinosa, María Paz
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament d'Economia de l'Empresa
In this paper we check whether generator's bid behavior at the Spanish whosale electricity market is consistent with the hypothesis of profit maximization on their residual demands. Using OMEL data, we find the arc-elacticity of the residual demand around the system marginal price. The results suggest thet the larger firms are not actually profit-msximization. We argue how the regulatory environment may drive these results. Finally, we repeat the analysis for the first session of the intra-day market where presumably firms may not have the same incentives as in the day-ahead market.
Empreses elèctriques -- Espanya
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