Since the liberalization of the Dutch electricity market in 1998, duties and interests of market players changed from minimizing overall costs to maximizing individual profits. Naturally, this has an effect on their behavior. After the introduction of the imbalance settlement system by the transmission system operator in 2001, deployment of control power has changed over time. This paper analyses this deployment of control power to examine the behavior of market players. From the analysis it can be concluded that costs for imbalance settlement are increasing over the years. It is getting ever more difficult for new market players that have only uncontrollable renewable generation to enter the market.
|Title of host publication||T&D. IEEE/PES Transmission and Distribution Conference and Exposition, 2008, 21-24 April 2008, Chicago, Illinois|
|Place of Publication||Piscataway|
|Publisher||Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers|
|Publication status||Published - 2008|