Constructing forward price curves in electricity markets

S.-E. Fleten, Jørgen Kjærgaard Lemming

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    We present and analyze a method for constructing approximated high-resolution forward price curves in electricity markets. Because a limited number of forward or futures contracts are traded in the market, only a limited picture of the theoretical continuous forward price curve is available to the analyst. Our method combines the information contained in observed bid and ask prices with information from the forecasts generated by bottom-up models. As an example, we use information concerning the shape of the seasonal variation from a bottom-up model to improve the forward price curve quoted on the Nordic power exchange. (C) 2003 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalEnergy Economics
    Issue number5
    Pages (from-to)409-424
    Publication statusPublished - Sep 2003


    • electricity prices
    • forward price curves
    • electricity markets
    • price modelling

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