Designing electricity markets for high penetrations of zero or low marginal cost intermittent energy sources

Gordon W. Leslie, David I. Stern, Akshay Shanker, Michael T. Hogan

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Integrating intermittent renewable generation with near zero private marginal costs for generating electricity will change market outcomes, but this article emphasizes that this integration does not change the fundamental economic principles behind market design. Market designs still need to adequately price scarcity and all network constraints and services. Such pricing is required to deliver investment incentives for the right technologies to locate at the right locations to efficiently maintain a stable and reliable electrical network.

Original languageEnglish
Article number106847
Number of pages8
JournalThe Electricity Journal
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2020


  • Electricity market design
  • Locational marginal pricing
  • Opportunity cost
  • Renewable energy transition
  • Storage
  • Wholesale electricity markets

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