Regulatory reforms of the power sectors in South America have always been driven by the need of attracting enough investment to guarantee an expansion rate capable of covering the fast-paced demand growth in the continent. In order to achieve this objective, in the last decade several countries in the region have reshaped their regulatory frameworks in the direction of long-term auctioning. This paper first provides a detailed description of the regulatory evolution that resulted in the implementation of auction schemes and then it presents an updated review of the mechanisms implemented in five South American countries, comparing their main design elements.
Keywords: Capacity mechanisms, electricity auctions, long-term electricity contract, system adequacy
Energy Sources Part B: Economics, Planning and Policy. Volumen: 11 Número: 12 Páginas: 1103-1110
Índice de impacto JCR y cuartil WoS: 1.150 - Q4 (2016); 1.758 - Q4 (2019)
Referencia DOI: 10.1080/15567249.2013.878768
Publicado en papel: Diciembre 2016. Publicado on-line: Diciembre 2016.
P. Mastropietro, C. Batlle, L.A. Barroso, P. Rodilla. The evolution of electricity auctions in South America. Energy Sources Part B: Economics, Planning and Policy. vol. 11, no. 12, pp. 1103-1110, Diciembre 2016. [Online: Diciembre 2016]