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A tool proposal to detect operating anomalies in the Spanish wholesale electricity market

Rocío Román-Collado, José M. Cansino, María J. Colinet and Víctor Dugo

Energy Policy, 2020, vol. 142, issue C

Abstract: The Spanish wholesale electricity market remains controversial due to the suspicion of there being collusive behaviour, as the main generation companies still share 55% of the wholesale market. Up to 2018, the Spanish National Competition Authority had to investigate all the complaints received, contributing to discouraging collusive behaviours in the electricity market but also employing a significant amount of resources. Since 2018, the ECN + Directive has given more independence to the National Competition Authorities of EU Member States and has allowed them to reject the complaints that are not considered a priority and choose the most relevant ones.

Keywords: Electricity wholesale market; LMDI-I; Spatial decomposition; Pool price; National competition authority (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2020
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DOI: 10.1016/j.enpol.2020.111478

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