Strategic Behavior in Market-based Redispatch: International Experience

Martin Palovic*, Christine Brandstätt, Gert Brunekreeft, Marius Buchmann

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This study reviews international experience with market based redispatch. It focuses on two manifestations of strategic behavior: abuse of market power and so-called inc-dec gaming. Two central arguments are derived from the review. First, reviewed countries explain strategic behavior by the lack of competition within congestion regions and primarily as a result of market power. Inc-dec gaming, if present, is recognized as a problem only in combination with market power exercise. Second, strategic behavior can be effectively addressed with countermeasures. In result, the potential for strategic behavior within market based redispatch does not seem to justify rejecting its implementation.
Original languageEnglish
Article number107095
JournalThe Electricity Journal
Issue number3
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2022
Externally publishedYes


  • Market-based redispatch
  • Market power
  • Inc-dec
  • Gaming
  • Strategic Behavior

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