Energy Infrastructure

Recent Scholarly Publications

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Market power and incentive-based capacity payment mechanisms

March 2019

Capacity markets provide guaranteed payments to electricity generation unit own- ers for having the “firm capacity” to produce electricity.

Can Incentives to Increase Electricity Use Reduce the Cost of Integrating Renewable Resources?

February 2019

We report results from a large field experiment that with a few hours prior notice provided Danish residential consumers with dynamic price and environmental signals aimed at causing them to shift...

Comparing auction designs where suppliers have uncertain costs and uncertain pivotal status

September 2018

We analyze how market design influences bidding in multiunit procurement auctions where suppliers have asymmetric information about production costs.

The Evidence from California on the Economic Impact of Inefficient Distribution Network Pricing

September 2018

Charging full requirements customers for distribution network services using the traditional cents per kilowatt-hour (KWh) price creates economic incentives for consumers to invest in distributed...

The Competitive Effects of Linking Electricity Markets Across Space and Time

July 2018

We show that a common regulatory mandate in electricity markets that employ locational marginal pricing (LMP) requiring all electricity retailers to purchase their wholesale electricity at the same...

Optimal offer-bid strategy of an energy storage portfolio: A linear quasi-relaxation approach

March 2018

This paper proposes a model of the behavior of an expected profit-maximizing merchant storage owner with the ability to exercise unilateral market power.

Impact of a rural solar electrification project on the level and structure of women's empowerment

September 2017

Although development organizations agree that reliable access to energy and energy services—one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals—is likely to have profound and perhaps disproportionate...

Electricity Market Design and Renewables Integration in Developing Countries

February 2017

This paper identifies the key features of successful electricity market designs that are particularly relevant to the experience of low-income countries.

Assessing the Impact of the Diffusion of Shale Oil and Gas Technology on the Global Coal Market

September 2016

A spatial equilibrium model of the world coal market is developed that accounts for coal to natural gas switching in the electricity sector in the United States and Europe, the potential for China...

Level versus Variability Trade-offs in Wind and Solar Generation Investments: The Case of California

August 2016

Hourly plant-level wind and solar generation output and real-time price data for one year from the California ISO control area is used to estimate the vector of means and the contemporaneous...

Colocation opportunities for large solar infrastructures and agriculture in drylands

March 2016

We explored the potential to colocate solar installations and agriculture.Water use at solar installations are similar to amounts required for desert plants.Co-located systems are economically...

The Economic and Environmental Benefits of Integrating International Coal and Natural Gas Markets

October 2013

Unconventional natural gas and the technologies developed to extract it in the U.S.

An Ancillary Services Payment Mechanism for the Chilean Electricity Supply Industry

July 2011

This report proposes an ancillary services payment mechanism for the Chilean electricity supply industry. This is accomplished in three steps.

Norway's Evolving Champion: Statoil and the Politics of State Enterprise

May 2010

Executive summary:Statoil was founded in 1972 as the national oil company (NOC) of Norway.  Along with Brazil's Petrobras, Statoil today is a leader in several technological areas including...

Report on Market Performance and Market Monitoring in the Colombian Electricity Supply Industry

July 2009

This report points out a number of aspects of the existing electricity market design in Colombia that could be contributing to the periods of high short-term prices observed several times since...

Managing Demand-Side Economic and Political Constraints on Electricity Industry Re-structuring Processes

June 2009

This paper identifies the major political and economic constraints that impact the demandside of electricity industry re-structuring processes.

Greenhouse Gas Implications in Large Scale Infrastructure Investments in Developing Countries: Examples from China and India

March 2006

Engaging developing countries is essential to creating meaningful international regimes to address climate change.

Understanding the Resource Curse

December 2005

In most resource-rich countries, natural wealth does not translate into prosperity for the majority of inhabitants, but instead leads to environmental and economic devastation, and hampers...

Political and Economic Influences on the Future World Market for Natural Gas

March 2005

This working paper first develops a Reference Case that allows required rates of return on investments in energy infrastructure to vary geographically.
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