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Non-Competitive Potential in the Iranian Electricity Market

Ali Nazemi () and Anahita Farsaee ()
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Ali Nazemi: University of Economic Sciences
Anahita Farsaee: University of Economic Sciences

No 401511, Proceedings of Economics and Finance Conferences from International Institute of Social and Economic Sciences

Abstract: The electricity markets worldwide have distinctive particularities due to some political and historical reasons. However, principal guidelines of market design remain very similar. The Iranian electricity market has been inaugurated as a pay-as-bid market in 2004. Although the Iranian electricity market has had positive consequences, the economic discussion about proper market design and architecture is in its infancy. The main goal of this paper is analyzing market power and efficiency in the Iranian electricity market.Generally, in spite of the fact that Iranian electricity market is not a high concentrated market, it has potential for non-competitive results. Analyzing results and other facts of the market shows that the most important reason for this is the urgent shortage of supply threshold in this market, rather than the extent of concentration in the industry.

Keywords: market power; efficiency; Iranian Electricity Market (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D49 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 7 pages
Date: 2014-07
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Published in Proceedings of the Proceedings of the 2nd Economics & Finance Conference, Vienna, Jul 2014, pages 384-390

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