Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/171680
Authors: 
Abrell, Jan
Weigt, Hannes
Year of Publication: 
2016
Series/Report no.: 
Economics Working Paper Series 16/237
Abstract: 
Natural gas plays an important role in the future development of electricity markets, as it is the least emission-intensive fossil generation option and additionally provides the needed plant operating flexibility to deal with intermittent renewable generation. As both the electricity and the natural gas market rely on networks, congestion in one market may lead to changes in the other. In addition, investment in one market impacts investment in the other market to the extent that these investments may even become substitutes for each another. The objective of this paper is to develop a dynamic model representation of coupled natural gas and electricity network markets to test the potential interaction with respect to investments. The model is tested under simplified conditions as well as for a stylized European network setting. The results indicate that there is sufficient potential for investment substitution and market interactions that warrant the application of coupled models, especially with regard to simulations of long-term system developments.
Subjects: 
Electricity network
Natural gas network
Europe
MCP
JEL: 
L94
L95
C63
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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