Cross-border effects of capacity mechanisms in interconnected power systems
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Utilities Policy, ISSN: 0957-1787, Vol: 46, Page: 33-47
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- Business, Management and Accounting; Social Sciences; Environmental Science
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The cross-border effects of a capacity market and a strategic reserve in interconnected electricity markets are modeled using an agent-based modeling methodology. Both capacity mechanisms improve the security of supply and reduce consumer costs. Our results indicate that interconnections do not affect the effectiveness of a capacity market, while a strategic reserve is affected negatively. The neighboring zone may free ride on the security of supply provided by the zone implementing a capacity mechanism. However, a capacity market causes crowding out of generators in the energy-only zone. A strategic reserve implemented by this region could aid in mitigating this risk.