A multistage formulation for generation companies in a multi-auction electricity market

Roberto Musmanno, Nadia Scordino, Chefi Triki, Antonio Violi*

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In this paper, we deal with the definition of a decision model for a producer operating in a multi-auction electricity market. The decisions to be taken concern the commitment of the generation plants and the quantity of energy required to offer to each auction and to cover the bilateral contracts. We propose a multistage stochastic programming model in which the randomness of the clearing prices is represented by means of a scenario tree. The risk is modelled using a Conditional Value at Risk term in the objective function. Experimental results are reported to show the validity of our model and to discuss the influence of the risk parameters on the optimal value.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)165-181
Number of pages17
JournalIMA Journal of Management Mathematics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2010


  • Bidding strategy
  • Conditional value at risk
  • Electricity market
  • Multistage stochastic programming

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management Information Systems
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)
  • Strategy and Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Applied Mathematics


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