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Update: Trends in electricity price development – EU Energy Outlook 2050

Installed generation capacities in EU-28 (plus NO and CH) by energy sources; Source: Energy Brainpool,
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Energy Brainpool shows long-term trends in Europe with its “EU Energy Outlook 2050”. The European energy system will change dramatically in the upcoming decades. Climate change and an aging powerhouse are forcing the European Union and other countries to readjust their energy policies. What do these developments mean for electricity prices and revenue potential for photovoltaics and wind?


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Autumn highs on the electricity markets- is this the turnaround?

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Since the beginning of August 2017 the prices on the electricity and commodity markets have been breaking one record after the other. Is it eventually time to pop the corks and finally ring in the end of the lean times? Or is it barely a temporary anomaly? To find an answer, we investigate the causes of the current price development.


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Energy market review – September 2017

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September 2017 has brought a real price rally in the futures market. In addition, it became clear that biomass at least for the tender system is a technology on the phase-out. Applications of blockchain appear more frequently, as TenneT, IBM and Sonnen demonstrate. While the renewable energy targets for 2020 seem to be more …


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Energy market review – August 2017

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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

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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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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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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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Tutorial gas market 4: Specificities of natural gas procurement contracts

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In the procurement of gas some singularities have developed, which distinguish the gas market from other commodity markets. Import companies, for example, sometimes have very long-term contracts with gas producers (up to 20 years), a linkage to the oil price and the so called take-or-pay volumes or flexibilities with limits. This chapter aims to familiarize you with the terminology, to understand their meaning and to assess the consequences for the energy industry.


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