Wind power impact on market power on the Finnish electricity market

Helena Hansson, Anahita Farsaei, Sanna Syri

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Abstract

Finland has together with the Nordic countries been a forerunner in the deregulation of its electricity markets. From 2011 onwards, Finland has experienced a remarkable increase in wind power, with numerous small wind power companies entering the market, and the trend is continuing. Wind power, and its rapid growth, affects the competition on the deregulated market, and thus the potential for market power. Therefore, the impact of wind power on market power potential on the Finnish electricity market is studied in this contribution. To analyse the market power potential, the Herfindahl-Hirschman-index and the Lerner index are used. The HHI shows an increasingly unconcentrated market with more integration of wind power between 2005 and 2018. The Lerner index is strongly dependent on the spot price, but the impact of wind power can be seen as a weak trend towards less market power potential with more wind power production.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2020 17th International Conference on the European Energy Market, EEM 2020
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
ISBN (Electronic)9781728169194
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2020
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational Conference on the European Energy Market - Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: 16 Sep 202018 Sep 2020
Conference number: 17

Publication series

NameInternational Conference on the European Energy Market, EEM
Volume2020-September
ISSN (Print)2165-4077
ISSN (Electronic)2165-4093

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on the European Energy Market
Abbreviated titleEEM
Country/TerritorySweden
CityStockholm
Period16/09/202018/09/2020

Keywords

  • Electricity markets
  • Herfindahl-Hirschman-index
  • Lerner index
  • market competition
  • Wind Power

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