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Uncertain energy model for electricity and gas futures with application in spark-spread option price

Abstract

In this paper, we propose an uncertain energy model with a time-varying volatility factor to describe the electricity and gas futures price dynamics. The corresponding spark-spread option pricing problem is also discussed. Numerical experiments show the effectiveness of proposed pricing method. Compared with the existing stochastic models, our uncertain energy model has a better performance to catch the price evolution of both gas and electricity futures.

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The data set for the NYMEX gas and the New England electricity futures prices are collected from EIA (Energy Information Administration) on a trading day from January 01, 2021 to June 30, 2021. The EIA is one of the reliable sources of energy data that many researchers rely on to collect their data on energy research (Tables 3 and 4).

Table 3 NYMEX gas futures prices from January 01, 2021 to June 30, 2021
Table 4 New England electricity futures prices from January 01, 2021 to June 30, 2021

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Mehrdoust, F., Noorani, I. & Xu, W. Uncertain energy model for electricity and gas futures with application in spark-spread option price. Fuzzy Optim Decis Making (2022). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10700-022-09386-z

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Keywords

  • Energy markets
  • Futures
  • Uncertainty theory
  • Parameter estimation
  • Spark-spread option