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Sales values and revenues of wind and PV – Ex-post analysis August 2017

Despite a slight decline in the production of variable renewable energies sources (vRES) of around 3 per cent, the baseload price in Germany fell by around 2.2 EUR/MWh in August 2017 compared to the previous month. The reason for this was…


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Energy market review – August 2017

August 2017 was characterised by the second tender for wind-onshore, the subsequent discussions about citizen energy companies and the significantly decreased price level. Despite the summer break, electricity prices have been increasing at the long end of the curve.


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Tutorial gas market 6: Natural gas transportation and storage

Damen-Shiprepair-Brest-Scores-Second-LNG-Repair-Commission (LNG Worldnews)

Natural gas can either be transported grid-bound via pipelines or liquefied as LNG. In order to increase the energy density, the gas is transported through the pipelines under high pressure (around 80 bar).


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China to build 45 GW of PV in 2017

China already surpassed its target for 2020 and installed 112 GW of PV until end of July 2017.


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3rd weekend of August: negative prices at the spot market

On Saturday, August 19th 2017, as well as on Sunday, August 20th 2017, a high production of variable renewable energies hit a low demand. The primary causes of this are the weekend and the holiday period. On both days, negative prices occurred at noon over a maximum period of five hours, so that the production was not affected by § 51 EEG 2017.


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Outcome of the second tender for wind-onshore: citizen energy companies dominated again and continuing drop in prices

The results of the second tender for wind-onshore were less highly anticipated than in the first tender in May 2017. After the significant dominance of citizen energy companies and the surprising low price level of 5.78 cent/kWh (highest approved bid), a similar result was expected for the second tender. The market participants were not “disappointed”.


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Tutorial gas market 5: Price indices

The linkage to the oil price is achieved by not including a fixed price in the gas contracts but a formula by which the gas price is calculated using the oil price.


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Ex post analysis July 2017: Variable renewable energy sources generate 17 per cent less than in the previous month

In July 2017, the production of variable renewable energy sources (vRES) fell by approx. 17 per cent compared to the previous month. With a drop of around 23 per cent onshore and offshore technologies, were particularly affected. In contrast, the sales values for wind-onshore and wind-offshore increased by around 20 percent and 16 per cent for solar power plants compared to June 2017. Hence, the sales revenues remain at a constant level.


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