Just, Lisa (2021). Essays on Electricity Market Design and the Regulation of Distribution Networks. PhD thesis, Universität zu Köln.


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In this thesis, four papers are presented to shed light on the regulation of network operators and their interaction with other market participants. Thereby, two chapters focus on regulating electricity distribution network operators, and two chapters concentrate on congestion management. Chapter 2 deals with the regulation of German distribution network operators by estimating their cost efficiency based on various model specifications. The results of Chapter 2 rely on the assumption of a common production process represented by a joint cost function among distribution operators. This assumption is relaxed in Chapter 3 by applying a latent class model that explicitly allows for heterogeneous cost function parameters, i.e., technological heterogeneity among distribution network operators. While the previous chapters focus on the regulation of distribution network operators, Chapters 3 and 4 address the market design of congestion management. Chapter 4 presents a modeling framework for different regulatory designs regarding congestion management, including the operation and the investment perspective in the generation and transmission sector. Finally, chapter 5 deepens an aspect of Chapter 4 by focusing on the impact of restricted grid expansions under an imperfect market design, i.e., zonal markets.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD thesis)
CreatorsEmailORCIDORCID Put Code
Just, Lisajust.lisa@gmx.netUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
URN: urn:nbn:de:hbz:38-538698
Date: 2021
Language: English
Faculty: Faculty of Management, Economy and Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences > Economics > Microeconomics, Institutions and markets > Professorship for Energy and Environmental Economics
Subjects: Economics
Uncontrolled Keywords:
Electricity Market DesignUNSPECIFIED
Distribution NetworksUNSPECIFIED
Date of oral exam: 22 October 2021
NameAcademic Title
Bettzüge, Marc OliverProf. Dr.
Schottmüller, ChristophProf. Dr.
Refereed: Yes
URI: http://kups.ub.uni-koeln.de/id/eprint/53869


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