Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/100209
Authors: 
Deane, Paul
FitzGerald, John
Malaguzzi, Laura
Tuohy, Aidan
Walsh, Darragh
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
Working Paper, The Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI), Dublin 452
Abstract: 
This paper compares retail and wholesale electricity prices in SEM, the market of the island of Ireland, and BETTA in Great Britain. Wholesale costs are much lower in BETTA. We show that this is mostly because the wholesale price in BETTA is set too low to cover generation costs, although it is compensated by large retail margins. The substantial need for new investment in generation in Great Britain suggests that returns to generators will have to increase. Developing a market mechanism to compensate generators fairly while simultaneously reducing retail revenue will help in achieving this goal.
Subjects: 
SEM
BETTA
electricity prices
simulation model
JEL: 
C63
L94
L98
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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