Cost recovery in congested electricity networks

G. Pepermans, Bert Willems

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Large scale investments in European electricity networks are foreseen in the next decade. Pricing the network at marginal cost will not be sufficient to pay for those investments as the network is a natural monopoly. This paper derives numerically the socially optimal transmission prices for cost recovery, taking into account that electricity networks are often congested, while allowing for market power in generation. The model is illustrated with a Stackelberg game for the Belgian electricity market.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)195-208
JournalZeitschrift für Energiewirtschaft
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2010


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