Throughout the world, the electricity industry is currently undergoing a significant restructuring process toward deregulation and competition. In the new deregulated power markets, electric firms assume much more risk and bcome highly responsible for their own decisions, and therefore they need decision support models that fulfil their new requirements. This paper proposes a new methodology for long term operation planning models, fully adapted to represent an annual or hyperannual generation scheduling in a competitive framework. The method explicitly states the market equilibrium by analytically formulating the equations defining the optimal behavior or any strategic generation company. The technical constraints relevant to the time scope studied are also taken into account. The subsequent system of non-linear equations has the structure of a Complementarity Problem and can be solved directly.
Keywords: Competitive power market, mixed complementarity problem (MCP), market equilibrium
2nd International Conference on Complementary Problems (ICCP 99). Madison, Wisconsin (USA), June 9-12, 1999.
Publicado: junio 1999.