Sequential Pricing of Electricity

This paper investigates the design and analysis of price formation in wholesale electricity markets given variability, uncertainty, non-convexity, and intertemporal operating constraints. The paper’s primary goal is to develop a framework to assess the many resource participation models, reserve product definitions, and enhanced pricing methods that have arisen in U.S. systems, especially in the context … Read more

Long-Run Optimal Pricing in Electricity Markets with Non-Convex Costs

Determining optimal prices in non-convex markets remains an unsolved challenge. Non-convex costs are critical in electricity markets, as startup costs and minimum operating levels yield a non-convex optimal value function over demand levels. While past research largely focuses on the performance of different non-convex pricing frameworks in the short-run, we determine long-run adapted resource mixes … Read more

Efficient Prices under Uncertainty and Non-Convexity

Operators of organized wholesale electricity markets attempt to form prices in such a way that the private incentives of market participants are consistent with a socially optimal commitment and dispatch schedule. In the U.S. context, several competing price formation schemes have been proposed to address the non-convex production cost functions characteristic of most generation technologies. … Read more