An empirical analysis of California's hybrid capacity options

Chi Keung WOO, Jay ZARNIKAU, Yihsu CHEN, Arne OLSON, Jack MOORE, Tony HO, Yun LIU, Xinpei LUO

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We propose a new approach to analyze the payoffs of a hybrid capacity option with a daily-varying strike price. We document that the option's payoffs are less than the capacity payments required to attract customer participation. We also present results useful for designing payoff-neutral options to enhance customer participation in a capacityidding program. Our proposed approach is equally applicable for a transparent analysis of the payoffs of other types of exotic capacity options. Copyright © 2018 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7-12
JournalThe Electricity Journal
Issue number2
Early online dateMar 2018
Publication statusPublished - 2018


Woo, C. K., Zarnikau, J., Chen, Y., Olson, A., Moore, J., Ho, T., . . . Luo, X. (2018). An empirical analysis of California's hybrid capacity options. The Electricity Journal, 31(2), 7-12. doi: 10.1016/j.tej.2018.02.005


  • Hybrid capacity options
  • Market-based payoffs
  • Tradeoff among option attributes
  • California


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