Australian electricity market power analysis under potential emission trading scheme

Xun Zhou, Z. Y. Dong, Ariel Liebman, Geoff C James

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Existence of market power in electricity markets has been revealed by extensive studies, however, the understanding of how environmental policies, e.g. emission trading scheme, impacts on the change of market power of generation companies (GENCOs) is at the inchoate stage. This paper, targeted at the study of Australia National Electricity Market, presents the Cournot market equilibrium model incorporating an emission trading model to study the potential changes of market power due to the introduction of the proposed Australian National Emission Trading Scheme (NETS) and further analyse the sensitivity of market power with increasing carbon price.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2009 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, PES '09
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting 2009 - Calgary Telus Convention Centre, Calgary, Canada
Duration: 26 Jul 200930 Jul 2009 (Proceedings)


ConferenceIEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting 2009
Abbreviated titlePES-GM 2009
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  • Emission trading
  • Market power
  • Sustainable development

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