Brief overview of the data used in for the model. Refer to  for a full description.
|Variable, units||Description||Data source|
|Lagged spot price, EUR/MWh||Market clearing price for the same hour of the last relevant delivery day||European Energy Exchange: http://www.eex.com|
|Average lagged spot price, EUR/MWh||Average market clearing price across all 24 h of the last relevant delivery day||European Energy Exchange: http://www.eex.com|
|Spot price volatility, EUR/MWh||Standard deviation of market clearing prices for the same hour on the last five relevant delivery days||European Energy Exchange: http://www.eex.com|
|Coal price, EUR/12 000 t||Latest available price (daily auctioned) of the front-month Amsterdam–Rotterdam–Antwerp (ARA) futures contract before the electricity price auction takes place||Bloomberg, Ticker: GTHDAHD Index|
|Oil price, EUR/bbl||Last price of the active ICE Brent Crude futures contract on the day before the electricity auction takes place||Bloomberg, Ticker: COA Comdty|
|Price for EUA, EUR 0.01/EUA 1000 t CO2||Latest available price of the EEX Carbon Index (Carbix), daily auctioned at 10:30 am||European Energy Exchange: http://www.eex.com|
|Expected wind and PV infeed, MWh||Sum of expected infeed of wind electricity into the grid, published by German transmission system operators in the late afternoon following the electricity price auction||Transmission system operators: http://www.50Hertz.com, http://www.amprion.de, http://www.transnetbw.de, http://www.tennestto.de|
|Expected power plant availability, MWh||Ex ante expected power plant availability for electricity production (voluntary publication) on the delivery day (daily granularity), published daily at 10:00 am.||European Energy Exchange and transmission system operators: ftp://infoproducts.eex.com|
|Expected demand, MWh||Demand forecast for the relevant hour on the delivery day as modeled in [X]||Own data, German Weather Service: http://www.dwd.de|
|Lagged demand, MWh||Sum of total vertical system load and actual wind infeed for the same hour on the last relevant delivery day||Transmission system operators: http://www.50Hertz.com, http://www.amprion.de, http://www.transnetbw.de, http://www.tennestto.de|
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