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International Journal of Energy Technology and Policy
International Journal of Energy Technology and Policy


Special Issue on: "Wind Power Trading in Electricity Markets"

Guest Editors:
Dr S.N. Singh, Indian Institute of Technology - Kanpur, India
Prof. Dr.–Ing. Istvan Erlich, Universität Duisburg-Essen, Germany

With the growing electricity demand, increasing oil and gas prices, and environmental pressure, wind energy has a strong potential for the future power generation. Wind turbines make a major contribution to the production of renewable energy. Developments in harnessing wind power have continually improved and during the last decade a considerable scaling up has taken place in the wind power industry. Most European and Indian governments have impressive plans for the coming years for installing significant amounts of wind power generating technology. It is expected that one third of all energy demand worldwide will be provided by renewable sources in the year 2050.

Competition is introduced in the electricity sector by significantly reducing the government’s role in the ownership and management of domestic electricity industries. This is seen as necessary conditions for increasing the efficiency of electric energy production and distribution, offering a lower price, higher quality and secured supply. These deregulation processes have been developed after debate and opposition by private and state monopolies that have defended the vertically integrated model.

A competitive electricity market, where price formation is an internal decision of sellers and buyers, opens the room for playing the generators and retailers/consumers in their bid prices. Competition in supply is concerned with how generators price their commodities so as to be commercially successful in the supply-demand market. In the competitive electricity market, wind power is assumed to be non-competitive as it has higher cost and uncertainty of availability of power. To fit the wind power into liberalised electricity market, the outputs of these generators are traded into the market differently than the dispatchable generators.

This special issue aims to provide a basic platform for researchers and readers working in the area of wind power and electricity markets. The various existing and new trading options of wind power in emerging electricity markets will be the main focus.

Subject Coverage
Special Issue on: "Wind Power Trading in Electricity Markets"
  • Wind power trading practices in different countries
  • New trading options for wind power
  • Cost evaluation and cost recovery with and without incentives
  • Government policies, directives, regulations, incentives etc., of wind power
  • Impact of HVDC, FACTS controllers on wind power trading
  • Electricity market structure incorporating wind power
  • Risk analysis, power quality and integration issues of wind power
  • Bibliographical survey
  • Case studies

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere

All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page

Important Dates

Submission of full paper : 2 April 2007

Notification of Acceptance : 2 June 2007

Final (Camera-ready) Paper : 2 July 2007