EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

Risk Constrained Trading Strategies for Stochastic Generation with a Single-Price Balancing Market

Jethro Browell

Papers from arXiv.org

Abstract: Due to the limited predictability of wind power and other stochastic generation, trading this energy in competitive electricity markets is challenging. This paper derives revenue-maximising and risk-constrained strategies for stochastic generators participating in electricity markets with a single-price balancing mechanism. Starting from the optimal---and impractical---strategy of offering zero or nominal power, which exposes the participant to potentially large imbalance costs, we develop a number of strategies that control risk by hedging against penalising balancing prices in favour of rewarding ones. Trading strategies are formulated in a probabilistic framework in order to address asymmetry in balancing prices. The large-scale communication of system information characteristic of modern power systems is utilised to inputs for electricity price forecasts and probabilistic system length forecasts. A case study using data from the GB market in the UK is presented and the ability of the proposed strategies to increase revenue and reduce risk is demonstrated and analysed.

New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-ene
Date: 2017-06
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
http://arxiv.org/pdf/1708.02625 Latest version (application/pdf)

Related works:
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:arx:papers:1708.02625

Access Statistics for this paper

More papers in Papers from arXiv.org
Series data maintained by arXiv administrators ().

 
Page updated 2017-09-29
Handle: RePEc:arx:papers:1708.02625