Energy Game: electricity sales on the wholesale market

The game interface.

Energy Economics through the Game.

A custom-made game, created by economists.

The Energy Game is a market simulation game for trainings in energy economics and industrial organization.

Players are responsible for managing the fleet of electric power producers competing over the same markets. They must sell their energy on a wholesale market over several -peak or off-peak- periods, and organize their production to meet demand. The game environment is changing every year: Players have to constantly adapt their strategy and anticipate changes in the behavior of their competitors (crises, distribution network constraints, introduction of technologies' technical characteristics, mergers, emergence of environmental constraints, new technologies, cost evolutions, R&D...).

Some of our customers: Toulouse School of Economics, HEC Paris Executive MBA, Paris Dauphine University, AgroParisTech, Toulouse Business School, ENAC, IMT Atlantique, ENSAI, Mines-Albi, MOOC "Manage Your Prices", Purpan, Ecole Polytechnique...

Understanding electricity economics through the game.

With the Energy Game, players understand through practice, the major issues of electricity economics:

  • Reasons for diversifying the energy mix.
  • The determinants of fleet choice.
  • The impact of plants' load factor on the average costs of the different technologies
  • Peak-load pricing and infrastructure dimensioning.
  • Market power during extreme peak periods
  • Elasticity-price of demand for electricity.
  • Physical characteristics of the different technologies.
  • Environmental policies and CO2 emissions.
  • The analysis of which costs are relevant for various decisions, in the short or long term (or how to avoid the sunk cost fallacy and not to base your thinking on average costs).
  • ...

Theoretic debriefing phases regularly occur during the game, to help players apply economic analysis tools to decision making.

A flexible training program tailored to your needs.

We regularly offer (distance or traditional) trainings on energy economics or industrial organization, for all levels. The usual duration of training on energy economics is two days for a standard scenario, in French or English.

Upon request, we also organize tailored interventions, over three, four or five days, using specific scenarios and/or our other games:

  • CO2 emissions permits management.
  • The impact of distribution network's constraints on competition.
  • ...

With our other games, we can also offer trainings on: