Publication Name

Electricity Capacity Markets

Abstract

Initially created as afterthoughts to competitive electricity markets, capacity markets were intended to enhance system reliability. They have evolved into massive, highly controversial, and poorly understood billion-dollar institutions. Electricity Capacity Markets examines the rationales for creating capacity markets, how capacity markets work, and how well these markets are meeting their objectives. This book will appeal to energy experts and non-experts alike, across a range of disciplines, including economics, business, engineering, public policy, and law. Capacity markets are an important and provocative topic on their own, but they also offer an interesting case study of how well our energy systems are meeting the needs of our increasingly complex society. The challenges facing capacity markets – harnessing market forces for social good, creating networks that manage complexity, and achieving sustainability – are very much core challenges for our twenty-first century advanced industrial society.

Isbn

978-1108489652

Publisher

Cambridge University Press

DOI

https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108779159

Additional Information

https://www.cambridge.org/core/books/electricity-capacity-markets/4EF676152143FB89837E63C08DE1DF1D

Total Number of Pages

300

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