In this paper the volatility structure of electricity prices in the Italian zonal market is analyzed. Volatility should be a primary concern for investors and operators on energy markets because it is related to investment uncertainty and power plant management. Even if volatility of electricity prices received extensive attention in the past, the relationship with traded and demanded electricity volumes has not been explored. We try to fill this gap estimating the volatility-volume link within the framework of ARMA-GARCH models, using daily data on a five year period. Opposite to what usually argued about electricity prices, we found evidence of direct leverage effect in the Italian market. Furthermore our estimates highlight an inverse relation between price volatility and lagged volumes. © 2010 IEEE.

Volatility structures of the Italian electricity market: An analysis of leverage and volume effects / Gianfreda, Angelica; Grossi, Luigi; Olivieri, Dario. - (2010), pp. 1-6. ((Intervento presentato al convegno 2010 7th International Conference on the European Energy Market, EEM 2010 tenutosi a Madrid, Spain nel 23-25 June 2010 [10.1109/EEM.2010.5558670].

Volatility structures of the Italian electricity market: An analysis of leverage and volume effects

Gianfreda, Angelica
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2010-01-01

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In this paper the volatility structure of electricity prices in the Italian zonal market is analyzed. Volatility should be a primary concern for investors and operators on energy markets because it is related to investment uncertainty and power plant management. Even if volatility of electricity prices received extensive attention in the past, the relationship with traded and demanded electricity volumes has not been explored. We try to fill this gap estimating the volatility-volume link within the framework of ARMA-GARCH models, using daily data on a five year period. Opposite to what usually argued about electricity prices, we found evidence of direct leverage effect in the Italian market. Furthermore our estimates highlight an inverse relation between price volatility and lagged volumes. © 2010 IEEE.
2010 7th International Conference on the European Energy Market, EEM 2010
Madrid, Spain
23-25 June 2010
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Gianfreda, Angelica; Grossi, Luigi; Olivieri, Dario
Gianfreda, Angelica; Grossi, Luigi; Olivieri, Dario
Volatility structures of the Italian electricity market: An analysis of leverage and volume effects / Gianfreda, Angelica; Grossi, Luigi; Olivieri, Dario. - (2010), pp. 1-6. ((Intervento presentato al convegno 2010 7th International Conference on the European Energy Market, EEM 2010 tenutosi a Madrid, Spain nel 23-25 June 2010 [10.1109/EEM.2010.5558670].
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