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Decomposing changes in competition in the Dutch electricity market through the residual supply index

By Machiel Mulder and Lambert Schoonbeek

Abstract

<p>We propose to assess the influence of a number of events on the degree of competition in the Dutch electricity wholesale market over the period 2006-2011 through a decomposition method based on the residual supply index. We distinguish regulatory market-integration events, firm-level events and changes in the level of residual demand. We conclude that market-integration measures to improve competition have been effective, but that changes in residual demand appear to have been equally important. Firm-level events have only had a minor impact on the intensity of competition. (c) 2013 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.</p>

Topics: Electricity market, Competition; Regulation; Residual supply index; POWER; MODEL; /dk/atira/pure/researchoutput/classifications/economics_and_business/verygood; Very Good
Year: 2013
DOI identifier: 10.1016/j.eneco.2013.04.006
OAI identifier: oai:pure.rug.nl:publications/f0cea818-45ff-47f6-8b4f-109aea7aa1f7
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