Spot electricity price discovery in Indian electricity market

Girish, G P and Rath, Badri Narayan and Akram, Vaseem (2018) Spot electricity price discovery in Indian electricity market. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 82. pp. 73-79. ISSN 1364-0321

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This paper investigates the spot electricity price discovery that exists among the five regions of Indian electricity market using hourly spot electricity price data from 1st January 2014 to 31st December 2015. Using Augmented Dickey-Fuller (1981) and Narayan and Popp (2010) unit root tests, we find that the spot electricity prices for both peak and off-peak hours across all the regions are stationary at level. Then by applying Granger causality test for a reduced VAR model at level, the results show that there hardly any causality exists between these electricity markets barring few regions. Though we did not find any causality between peak price and off-peak price for all individual region, but we formed two panels by using peak and off-peak price data of all five regions. Our results showed short-run and long-run panel Granger causality between peak price and off-peak price. The results of the study suggests that though India as a nation has all the regions inter-connected with single frequency of Power grid operation since 2008, however, these markets are not highly integrated in comparison to electricity markets of developed nations around the world.

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Rath, Badri Narayan
Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Indian electricity market; Integration; Panel granger causality; Panel unit root; Spot prices
Subjects: Social sciences > Political Science & Economics
Divisions: Department of Liberal Arts
Depositing User: Team Library
Date Deposited: 03 Oct 2017 04:26
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