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Journal:   JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC MODELING RESEARCH   SUMMER 2011 , Volume - , Number 4; Page(s) 31 To 55.
 
Paper: 

EVALUATION OF MARKET POWER IN THE IRANIAN WHOLESALE ELECTRICITY MARKET

 
 
Author(s):  NAZEMI ALI, KHOSHAKHLAGH RAHMAN, EMADZADEH MOSTAFA, SHARIFI ALIMORAD
 
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Abstract: 

The Iranian electricity market is undergoing the first decade of restructuring. Effective competition in wholesale electricity market is a necessary feature of successful electricity industry restructuring. The paper examines the degree of competition in the Iranian electricity market during March to September 2009. The competitive benchmark analysis has been used to simulate producer's behavior as a price taker firms and compare the competitive market results with actual market outcomes. The competitive benchmark has been calculated through generation costs of producers. Moreover, the possibility of execution market power has been considered by structural index. The finding indicates that the Iranian electricity market has a considerable potential to exercise power market and there were significant departure from competitive behavior during 2009.

 
Keyword(s): ELECTRICITY MARKET, MARKET POWER, MARGINAL COST, MARKET COMPETITION
 
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