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Power market reform China: Update on provincial spot markets

The world’s largest electricity producer reforms its power sector. The development of a provincial spot market is increasingly important to allow for efficient power plant dispatch in China. Zhejiang province aims to introduce a spot market by early 2019.
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Tutorial gas market 3: Influence of the LNG market

Damen-Shiprepair-Brest-Scores-Second-LNG-Repair-Commission (LNG Worldnews) For a long time natural gas has exclusively been a grid-bound energy carrier. In consequence, markets for natural were not globalized, but there were several submarkets (see Tutorial 1) which supplied themselves. Furthermore, the price level in the various markets varied as no arbitrage between the markets was possible.
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Analysis of the Chinese electricity supply shows significant increase of renewables

On behalf of Agora Energiewende and the China National Renewable Energy Centre (CNREC), Energy Brainpool investigated the Chinese power supply. It became clear that the power system is in a significant transition. The increasing regenerative supply is followed by stagnating CO2 emissions since 2013.
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Tutorial gas market 2: Determinants of the natural gas demand

Irsching_Aussenansicht (blog.zeit) After giving you an overview of where natural gas is produced and the regions, which are most important for the European natural gas market, the following will provide you an overview of the gas consumption and on which factors it depends on.
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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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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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