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Review of System Dynamics models for electricity market simulations

Teufel, Felix; Miller, Michael; Genoese, Massimo; Fichtner, Wolf


This paper provides a review on modeling electricity markets with System Dynamics (SD) focusing on deregulated electricity market models. First the SD method is classified within the wide field of electricity market modeling. Then all distinctive properties of the SD method in this context are elaborated. After an overview of first SD models in energy economics, a comprehensive review of models of deregulated electricity markets is presented. The review captures more than 80 publications in the field of SD energy market modeling. Some tendencies could be identified: Firstly SD models are more and more combined with other methods like generic algorithms, experimental economics or analytical hierarchy processes. Secondly, stochastic variables are considered increasingly. Thirdly, models show a higher level of detail and increasingly evaluate aspects such as new markets designs or new market components and their interdependencies.

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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000034732
Cover der Publikation
Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Industriebetriebslehre und Industrielle Produktion (IIP)
Publikationstyp Forschungsbericht/Preprint
Publikationsjahr 2013
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 2196-7296
KITopen-ID: 1000034732
Verlag Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)
Umfang 34 S.
Serie Working Paper Series in Production and Energy ; 2
Schlagwörter Deregulated electricity market, market model, market design, system dynamics, model review, investment decisions, regulation, market power, evaluation of strategic concepts
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