Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/81478
Authors: 
Mauritzen, Johannes
Year of Publication: 
2012
Series/Report no.: 
IFN Working Paper 908
Abstract: 
It is well established within both the economics and power system engineering literature that hydro power can act as a complement to large amounts of intermittent energy. In particular hydro power can act as a battery where large amounts of wind power are installed. In this paper I use simple distributed lag models with data from Denmark and Norway. I find that increased wind power in Denmark causes increased marginal exports to Norway and that this effect is larger during periods of net exports when it is difficult to displace local production. Increased wind power can also be shown to slightly reduce prices in southern Norway in the short run. Finally, I estimate that as much as 40 percent of wind power produced in Denmark is stored in Norwegian hydro power magazines.
Subjects: 
Wind Power
Hydro Power
Nordic Electricity Market
Empirical
JEL: 
L90
Q40
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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