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Factoring the elasticity of demand in electricity prices

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4 Author(s)
Kirschen, D.S. ; Univ. of Manchester Inst. of Sci. & Technol., UK ; Strbac, G. ; Cumperayot, P. ; de Paiva Mendes, D.

As electricity markets are liberalized, consumers become exposed to more volatile electricity prices and may decide to modify the profile of their demand to reduce their electricity costs. This paper analyzes the effect that the market structure can have on the elasticity of the demand for electricity. It then describes how the consumers' behavior can be modeled using a matrix of self- and cross-elasticities. It is shown how these elasticities can be taken into consideration when scheduling generation and setting the price of electricity in a pool based electricity market. These concepts are illustrated using a 26-generator system

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Power Systems, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:15 ,  Issue: 2 )