Klinge Jacobsen, Henrik and Jensen, Stine Grenaa (2009): Electricity supply security: Cost efficiency of providing security and diversified consumer level.
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Security of supply in electricity is questioned in liberalised markets as it is often characterised as a public good. We examine if this can be modified allowing for creation of security markets, which can be justified by welfare gains. From a welfare perspective it is possible that security levels are too high and obtained with too high costs. An efficiency improvement might be to adjust the effort so that marginal cost for securing supply are at similar levels in generation capacity and in network maintenance. Secondarily, a consumer defined level of security might improve welfare. Finally, different willingness to pay among customers and construction of advanced markets might increase welfare further.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Electricity supply security: Cost efficiency of providing security and diversified consumer level|
|Keywords:||security of supply; electricity market; public goods|
|Subjects:||H - Public Economics > H4 - Publicly Provided Goods
Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics > Q4 - Energy > Q41 - Demand and Supply
L - Industrial Organization > L9 - Industry Studies: Transportation and Utilities > L94 - Electric Utilities
|Depositing User:||Henrik Klinge Jacobsen|
|Date Deposited:||05. Oct 2012 16:36|
|Last Modified:||13. Feb 2013 03:19|
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