Oil prices and electricity production in Morocco

Mohammed Kharbach, Tarik Chfadi

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    Abstract

    This paper investigates the impact of oil prices on a single public utility's electricity production by using a cointegration approach. We estimate the elasticity of the electricity produced, by different fuel sources (coal, oil, and water) in the Moroccan power system, to oil prices. We find that, in the long run, the elasticities of the electricity produced by coal and oil to oil prices are similar. On the contrary, significant differences exist in the short-term elasticity of the electricity produced by coal and oil to oil prices. We also find that hydropower could substitute the electricity produced by coal in the short run but not in the long run.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)320-324
    Number of pages5
    JournalEnergy Strategy Reviews
    Volume22
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Nov 2018

    Keywords

    • Coal
    • Elasticity of production
    • Electricity production
    • Hydropower
    • Morocco
    • Oil

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Energy (miscellaneous)

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