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Designing Competitive Wholesale Markets for Latin American Countries
Policy Brief

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Stanford University, Department of Economics

June 20, 2003

Executive Summary

The purpose of this paper is to present a general framework for electricity market design in Latin American Countries (LACs) that addresses the current problems facing electricity supply industries (ESIs) in this region. The major issue addressed is what market rules, market structures, and legal and regulatory institutions are necessary to establish a competitive wholesale market that provides the maximum possible benefits to consumers consistent with the long-term financial viability of the ESI.

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