A survey of commodity markets and structural models for electricity prices

Carmona, René and Coulon, Michael (2013) A survey of commodity markets and structural models for electricity prices. In: Benth, Fred Espen, Kholodnyi, Valery A and Laurence, Peter (eds.) Quantitative energy finance: modeling, pricing, and hedging in energy and commodity markets. Springer-Verlag, New York, pp. 41-83. ISBN 9781461472476

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Abstract

The goal of this survey is to review the major idiosyncrasies of the commodity markets and the methods which have been proposed to handle them in spot and forward price models. We devote special attention to the most idiosyncratic of all: electricity markets. Following a discussion of traded instruments, market features, historical perspectives, recent developments and various modeling approaches, we focus on the important role of other energy prices and fundamental factors in setting the power price. In doing so, we present a detailed analysis of the structural approach for electricity, arguing for its merits over traditional reduced form models. Building on several recent articles, we advocate a broad and flexible
structural framework for spot prices, incorporating demand, capacity and fuel prices in several ways, while calculating closed-form forward prices throughout.

Item Type: Book Section
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > Business and Management
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labour > HD9000 Special industries and trades > HD9502 Energy industries. Energy policy. Fuel trade
H Social Sciences > HG Finance
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA0273 Probabilities. Mathematical statistics
T Technology > T Technology (General) > T0055.4 Industrial engineering. Management engineering > T0057 Applied mathematics. Quantitative methods
Depositing User: Michael Coulon
Date Deposited: 26 Jul 2013 14:39
Last Modified: 03 Jan 2017 08:52
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/45723

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