The Sustainability Tipping Point in Electricity Markets

Derck Koolen, Liangfei Qiu, Wolfgang Ketter, Alok Gupta

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Abstract

Energy markets are currently in a state of uncertainty and flux, with the ongoing integration of volatile renewable energy sources. Where renewable resources provide sustainable benefits to achieve political targets, their recent sharp increase has pronounced challenges for efficient market integration in the electricity system. These wicked problems are of complex nature, where Green Information Systems help in analytically evaluating the supply chain performance from an efficiency and environmental perspective. We propose a multi-stage competitive equilibrium model with suppliers producing under heterogeneous operational constraints, allowing us to compare sequential market strategies of conventional and renewable producers. We find a tipping point in market efficiency while increasing the share of renewable energy resources and conduct a large scale simulation analysis. This allows to investigate the behavior of the tipping point, in terms of market efficiency and heterogeneous risk related market participant behavior, and evaluate sustainable operations of future electricity markets.

Original languageEnglish (US)
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018
Externally publishedYes
Event38th International Conference on Information Systems: Transforming Society with Digital Innovation, ICIS 2017 - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: Dec 10 2017Dec 13 2017

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Other38th International Conference on Information Systems: Transforming Society with Digital Innovation, ICIS 2017
CountryKorea, Republic of
CitySeoul
Period12/10/1712/13/17

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Keywords

  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Green IS
  • Market Efficiency
  • Renewable Energy
  • Sustainable Supply Chains

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Koolen, D., Qiu, L., Ketter, W., & Gupta, A. (2018). The Sustainability Tipping Point in Electricity Markets. Paper presented at 38th International Conference on Information Systems: Transforming Society with Digital Innovation, ICIS 2017, Seoul, Korea, Republic of.