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Long-Term Power Purchase Agreements and the Benefits and Costs of Exported Electricity to Domestic Consumers in Ontario

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dc.contributor.advisor Mitchnick, Scott
dc.contributor.author Mitchnick, Scott
dc.date.accessioned 2018-10-22T13:49:32Z
dc.date.available 2018-10-22T13:49:32Z
dc.date.copyright 2018-10
dc.date.created 2018-10-12
dc.date.issued 2018-10-22
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10214/14360
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this thesis is to interpret through an economic framework the debate within the public literature surrounding the benefits and costs of exported electricity from Ontario caused by payments to producers through procurement contracts and revenue regulation. When accounting for different contract/regulated payment mechanisms, it is shown to be theoretically possible that exports may benefit, cost, have no effect or cause some mix of these three in any given market clearing hour depending on several factors. A comprehensive overview of the different payment mechanisms used to pay producers between 2005 and 2016 is conducted to identify different producer payment mechanisms over time. These are used to calculate export benefits and costs over this time period. Exports from Ontario were found to be a net-cost in all years but 2010. This trend is driven by increasing exports, decreasing spot market prices and changes in payment mechanisms for certain producers. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International *
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/4.0/ *
dc.subject Electricity en_US
dc.subject Exports en_US
dc.subject Ontario en_US
dc.subject Power Purchase Agreement en_US
dc.title Long-Term Power Purchase Agreements and the Benefits and Costs of Exported Electricity to Domestic Consumers in Ontario en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.degree.programme Food, Agriculture and Resource Economics en_US
dc.degree.name Master of Science en_US
dc.degree.department Department of Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics en_US


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