NO.41讲座预告:中南财经政法大学褚印博士

时间:2018-10-29|来源:暨南大学资源环境与可持续发展研究所

主题:Vertical Separation of Transmission Control and Regional Production Efficiency in the Electricity Industry

时间:201811210

地点:经济学院(中惠楼)102

嘉宾简介

褚印,2015年毕业于美国田纳西大学诺克斯维尔分校,获经济学博士学位;2009年毕业于山东大学,获金融学学士和哲学学士双学位。主要研究方向为能源与环境经济学、实证产业组织、应用微观经济学。现任中南财经政法大学文澜学院专任教师。

本次讲座主要内容如下:This study investigates the divestiture of transmission control from vertically-integrated power producers, aimed to maintain non-discriminatory access of the transmission network. I ask whether the vertical separation is sufficient to enhance how efficiently production is allocated among generators (i.e., regional production efficiency). Using a difference-in-difference strategy, I compare the treated region, Southwest Power Pool (SPP), with a control region, where no restructuring activities were implemented.Based on robust empirical results, I fail to find significant market wide evidence of improvement in regional production efficiency associated with the vertical separation of transmission control. However, looking into subgroups of generators, I find mixed evidence of cost savings via reallocation of production resources: (1) coal units are dispatched more efficiently after the restructuring; (2) this is not true for two types of gas units with different combustion technologies and cost efficiency.