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Retail electricity competition

by Paul L. Joskow

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Published by Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Economics in Cambridge, MA .
Written in English


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We analyze a number of unstudied aspects of retail electricity competition. We first explore the implications of load profiling of consumers whose traditional meters do not allow for measurement of their real time consumption, when consumers are homogeneous up to a scaling factor. In general, the combination of retail competition and load profiling does not yield the second best prices given the non price responsiveness of consumers. Specifically, the competitive equilibrium does not support the Ramsey two-part tariff. By contrast, when consumers have real time meters and are billed based on real time prices and consumption, retail competition yields the Ramsey prices even when consumers can only partially respond to variations in real time prices. More complex consumer heterogeneity does not lead to adverse se1ection and competitive screening behavior unless consumers have real time meters and are not rational. We then examine the incentives competitive retailers have to install one of two types of advanced metering equipment. Competing retailers overinvest in real time meters compared to the Ramsey optimum, but the investment incentives are constrained optimal given load-profiling and retail competition. Finally, we consider the effects of physical limitations on the ability of system operators to cut off individual customers. Competing retailers have no incentive to determine the aggregate value of non-interruption of consumers in the zones they serve, preferring instead to free ride on other retailers serving consumers in the same zones. JEL Classifications: L1, L9, L5.

Edition Notes

Statement[by] Paul Joskow [and] Jean Tirole
SeriesWorking paper series / Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Economics -- working paper 04-18, Working paper (Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Economics) -- no. 04-18.
ContributionsTirole, Jean, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Economics
The Physical Object
Pagination41 p. :
Number of Pages41
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24640615M
OCLC/WorldCa55231925

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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).Cited by:   Retail energy purchases are made under bilateral agreements. However, this article focuses on forward pricing (for energy and capacity), which is instrumental in determining the price charged for retail energy. The Auction Process. The auction process is designed to match electricity supply to demand at the lowest possible price point.

The development of electricity prices for household consumers in the EU and euro area since the first half of is presented in Figure 2. The price of the energy, the supply and the network (prices without taxes) remained stable during the last decade. It went from EUR per kWh in the first half of to EUR per kWh in the. utilities. It was hoped that, by restructuring the electricity retail market to allow for competition, electricity prices determined in the marketplace would decrease, and welfare would increase. However, there is no guarantee that retail competition Cited by:


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liberalisation of electricity trade is known as “retail competition”. Under retail competition, transactions among generators, end users and a number of possible intermediaries, such as retailers, power exchanges and brokers take place freely (within the “physical” constraints imposed by the network).

Thus, on the. Liberalisation of Retail Electricity Market. SinceEMA has progressively opened the retail electricity market to competition to allow business consumers more options to manage their energy cost. Instead of buying from SP Group at the regulated tariff, consumers can choose to buy from a retailer at a price plan that best meet their needs.

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But a lot of. This up-to-date map shows deregulated electric and gas markets in the US as of Keep in mind that no state has an energy market that is completely deregulated.

The closest state is Texas with approximately 85% of the state having access to energy choice. In energy regulation was placed on hold due to various regulatory orders. BACKGROUND PAPERON-COMPETITION IN THE GENERATION~ SALE AND TRANSMISSION OF ELECTRIC ENERGY INTRODUCTION Currently there is significant interest in introducing more competition into both the wholesale and retail markets for electrical energy.

Proponents believe that allowing market. Downloadable. We analyze a number of unstudied aspects of retail electricity competition.

We first explore the implications of load profiling of consumers whose traditional meters do not allow for measurement of their real time consumption, when consumers are homogeneous up to a scaling factor.

In general, the combination of retail competition and load profiling does not yield the. Founded inour objectives are to address key problems related to the transition to a more competitive electricity market, to foster informed and open debate, and to contribute to the wider public policy agenda affecting the electric sector.

Precipitated by the Energy Policy Act and other changes in the electricity industry, HEPG’s agenda includes the economics of electricity. Full-fledged competition and the ability to buy on the wholesale market may be a few years away, but large power purchasers already have more options than they had in the past.

Utilities, as competition approaches, are eager to make deals and are trying to become more responsive to their big users. A wholesale electricity market exists when competing generators offer their electricity output to retailers.

The retailers then re-price the electricity and take it to market. While wholesale pricing used to be the exclusive domain of large retail suppliers, increasingly markets like New England are beginning to open up to end-users.

level. Active competition on the distribution level is equally important to meeting California’s future energy aspirations. As a preliminary matter, retail market design initiatives that increase customer engagement with electricity choice is a worthy goal. Customers who engage with their.

result. Primary consideration should be given to how retail competition would affect electricity consumers in the state. (4) Realization of the potential benefits of retail competition requires weI/­ founded ground rules for creating equal opportunities for incumbents and new entrants, and true competition in retail electricity markets.

Principal Agustin J. Ros has authored an article published in The Energy Journal that estimates electricity demand elasticity for different customer classes as well as the price effects from unbundled wholesale generation in conjunction with retail competition in the United States during the period Given this assumption, the cases considered in the analysis, and the assumption that full-scale competition in generation services begins on January 1,retail prices for electricity could be lower on average by as much as 6 to 13 percent within 2 years, compared with prices under current laws and regulations.

Furthermore, this benefit is transitory and disappears in the long run. Overall, retail competition does not seem to deliver lower electricity prices to retail customers across the board or over time. with the Green Book that the Commission will need to review retail market rules and utility cost allocation to ensure competitive neutrality 9 Post-Workshop Comments of the Retail Energy Supply Association on the California Customer Choice Project and Workshop on OctoNovemp.

10 Ibid. 11 Green Book, pp. Competition in Retail Electricity Supply. January ; We review the literature on electricity retail competition – with particular regard to its expected effects on prices, innovation, and. Competition amongst generators and retailers to ensure that the lowest cost for electricity is provided to consumers.

However, strong retail competition requires strong generator competition. If retailers cannot access competitive offers from generators to build up their “book File Size: 1MB.

Electricity is how fast electricity transmitted or is used – electricity is the quantity of energy divided. Its unit is your watt, which will be 1 joule each next of the electricity utilized. A round saw may draw on a specific amount of electricity to operate, and also power is drawn out of a battery decides its energy will survive.The retail electricity market is facing certain challenges in terms of promoting the entry of new sources of distributed retail power market is bifurcated based on the method of transaction between buyers and sellers of research report analyzes this market on the basis of its market segments, major geographies, and current market trends.Review of Florida's Wholesale Electricity Market Page 1 Florida should proceed slowly with any changes to its electric industry.

Making the transition from a fully regulated market to a competitive market is complicated, uncertain, and risky. It is too early to know the effect of File Size: 93KB.