Electricity Price Modelling for Turkey

Yildirim M. H. , Ozmen A., TÜRKER BAYRAK Ö., Weber G. W.

International Conference on Operations Research (OR), Zürich, Switzerland, 30 August - 02 September 2011, pp.39-44 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/978-3-642-29210-1_7
  • City: Zürich
  • Country: Switzerland
  • Page Numbers: pp.39-44


This paper presents customized models to predict next-day's electricity price in short-term periods for Turkey's electricity market. Turkey's electricity market is evolving from a centralized approach to a competitive market. Fluctuations in the electricity consumption show that there are three periods; day, peak, and night. The approach proposed here is based on robust and continuous optimization techniques, which ensures achieving the optimum electricity price to minimize error in periodic price prediction. Commonly, next-day's electricity prices are forecasted by using time series models, specifically dynamic regression model. Therefore electricity price prediction performance was compared with dynamic regression. Numerical results show that CMARS and RCMARS predicts the prices with 30% less error compared to dynamic regression.