Dynamic pricing of electricity in retail markets

Chefi Triki, Antonio Violi*

*Corresponding author for this work

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This paper aims at defining a dynamic and flexible tariff structure for a distribution company that protects the retail consumers against the excessive fluctuations of the wholesales market prices. We propose a two-stage pricing scheme that sets in a first-stage a time-of-use tariff that is corrected later by a dynamic component once the real-time demand has been observed. A personalized tariff scheme may be offered by a distribution company to each dynamic customer by allowing him to choose the appropriate robustness level expressed in terms of variability between the first and the second-stage decisions. The arising limited recourse model has been tested on realistic test problems, by using a slight modification of a recently proposed interior point solution framework.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)21-36
Number of pages16
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2009


  • Electricity market
  • Pricing methods
  • Stochastic Programming

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management Information Systems
  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Computational Theory and Mathematics


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