Evaluation of the administrative phase-out of coal power plants on the italian electricity market

Francesco Montana, Gaetano Zizzo, Eleonora Riva Sanseverino, Dogan Keles, Michele Fiorelli, Giovanni Lorenzo Restifo

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Abstract

Although decarbonisation is one of the most important macro-trends of this century, electricity generation from coal power plants is still broadly common. The main goal of this study is to evaluate the impact of a premature coal power plants phase-out on the Italian day-ahead electricity market. For this purpose, two electricity price forecasts, related to different scenarios between 2019 and 2030, and two different hypotheses for the creation of electricity spot price, were compared. The results from the different scenarios show that coal power plants phase-out determines a small variation in electricity price when bid-up is not considered; instead, when operators' bid-up is included in the study, the price variation becomes relevant.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages24
JournalEnergies
Volume13
Publication statusPublished - 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Energy (miscellaneous)
  • Control and Optimization
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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