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International Journal of Emerging Electric Power Systems

Editor-in-Chief: Sidhu, Tarlochan

Ed. by Khaparde, S A / Rosolowski, Eugeniusz / Saha, Tapan K / Gao, Fei

CiteScore 2018: 0.86

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 2018: 0.220
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2018: 0.430

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Volume 11, Issue 1


Efficient Market Design and Public Goods, Part II: Theoretical Results

David Toomey / William D Schulze / Robert Thomas / James S Thorp / Daniel J Tylavsky / Richard E Schuler
Published Online: 2010-01-14 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2202/1553-779X.2300

Electric power is traditionally comprised of valued services, including real and reactive power, voltage, frequency and reliability in its most general sense. In this second part of our two-part paper we show mathematically that of these, only real and reactive power are purely private goods, in that power consumed by one customer cannot be used by another and customers can be excluded from receiving any power. The other ancillary services, including voltage, frequency and reliability are shown to be public goods. The first order conditions presented clearly illustrate that the public goods occurring in electric power systems comprise a significant problem for market design.

Keywords: public goods; private goods; electric power markets; power system economics

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Published Online: 2010-01-14

Citation Information: International Journal of Emerging Electric Power Systems, Volume 11, Issue 1, ISSN (Online) 1553-779X, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2202/1553-779X.2300.

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