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The Energy Brainblog – biweekly review June 2017

The first two weeks of June 2017 have produced a number of interesting outcomes and discussions, for instance a significant reduction of the average price in the PV tender or the back and forth in drawing up the tenant electricity law. On the futures market little change could be observed, while the spot market has been dominated by the influence of solar and wind.
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Tutorial gas market 1: Geopolitical framework conditions of the natural gas markets

Gas transport facility Chongqing (China Daily) Natural Gas is currently the third most important primary energy carrier in the world (after oil and coal). The main advantages of natural gas in comparison to coal or oil are the high efficiency levels that can be achieved when generating electricity from natural gas. As with oil, the global reserves of natural gas are concentrated in a few countries around the world.
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Trends in the development of electricity prices – EU Energy Outlook 2050

The power price scenario EU Outlook 2050, released by Energy Brainpool, provides a forecast of the development of the European average power prices. In there, the analysts show tendencies in supply and demand, give an outlook on sales values, sales volumes and sales revenues of fluctuating renewable energies.

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Energy Brainpool starts new online channel for the energy market – the Energy BrainBlog

The Energy Brainpool GmbH & Co. KG, the energy market experts from Berlin, start their new dialogue platform ”Energy BrainBlog“ today.
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New feed-in record from renewable energies in Germany and the UK

Solar energy (ecosetter) On Wednesday, 7th of June 2017 wind and solar plants fed a new record high into the British and German grids and covered around 40 to 60 percent of the electricity demand, respectively.
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It is going well in the engine room, isn’t it? New ways of customer contact in the energy sector wanted

The marketing activities of electricity suppliers often appear somewhat desperate. Boring, interchangeable messages and temptations with uninspiring switching bonuses such as iPads, fitness trackers and co. rarely persuade customers to change their electricity contracts. Change of provider, cost comparison, security of supply are confusing keywords. Technically, everything is fine in the “engine room of life”, isn’t it? Tobias Kurth, managing director at Energy Brainpool and Eike Dehning, holder of dhng Consulting discuss what this means. Both have been observing the developments of the energy market for a long time.
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Outcome of the first tender for wind-onshore: Citizen energy companies dominate

strom-2030 (© istockphoto.com/NI QIN) The outcome of the first tender for wind-onshore has been highly anticipated. The price expectations fluctuated significantly until the end. The approved capacity to this point – approximately 1000 MW[1] at an advertised capacity of 800 MW – indicated a rather moderate competitive pressure.
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Sonnen and Tennet utilize home storage for grid stabilization using Blockchain technology

Transmission system operator Tennet and storage supplier Sonnen aim to interconnect photovoltaic home storage systems and to apply them in a way that assists the power grid. In the pilot phase, flexibility consisting of 24 MW storage capacity will be used as battery-related redispatch in order to reduce the feed-in management (curtailment) of wind energy.
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