Improper configuration of bidding zones can lead to market efficiency losses, hinder the integration of renewable energy sources (RESs), and reduce grid security. To evaluate the impact of different bidding zone configurations on market performance, we developed a multi-dimensional evaluation framework containing a series of indicators covering aspects of market efficiency, grid security, and sustainability. These indicators facilitate the comparisons among different market dispatch mechanisms. To validate the proposed framework, the reconfiguration of the Italian bidding zones has been applied to a simplified Italian grid model to compare the market performance under different bidding zone configurations. The simulation results indicate that the implemented reconfiguration has led to enhanced market efficiency and security in the Italian power system. However, the reconfiguration shows a comparatively lower reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, suggesting a weaker sustainable performance.

A Framework for Assessing Electricity Market Performance under Different Bidding Zone Configurations

Stefania Conti
Membro del Collaboration Group
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2024-01-01

Abstract

Improper configuration of bidding zones can lead to market efficiency losses, hinder the integration of renewable energy sources (RESs), and reduce grid security. To evaluate the impact of different bidding zone configurations on market performance, we developed a multi-dimensional evaluation framework containing a series of indicators covering aspects of market efficiency, grid security, and sustainability. These indicators facilitate the comparisons among different market dispatch mechanisms. To validate the proposed framework, the reconfiguration of the Italian bidding zones has been applied to a simplified Italian grid model to compare the market performance under different bidding zone configurations. The simulation results indicate that the implemented reconfiguration has led to enhanced market efficiency and security in the Italian power system. However, the reconfiguration shows a comparatively lower reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, suggesting a weaker sustainable performance.
2024
market zonal configuration; market performance assessment; market-clearing mechanisms.
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