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The German electricity balancing market in transition part II

 In order to limit price peaks in the balancing energy price, the Federal Network Agency introduced the mixed-price system in the balancing market. However, this procedure was not free of problems either.

In the second part of our series on the “The German electricity balancing market in transition” we discuss what problems arose during implementation and how the market behaved.


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Quarterly report: sales revenues wind and PV in Q4 2019

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On a quarterly basis, we take a look at the theoretically achievable sales revenues of onshore and offshore wind turbines as well as photovoltaic systems and we analyse the respective background.


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The German electricity balancing market in transition – part I

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In order to maintain security of supply at a high level, there must always be a balance between production and consumption in the electricity supply system. This form of system security is the responsibility of the transmission system operators (TSOs).

The balancing energy market exists to enable grid operators to cost-effectively compensate for power and voltage fluctuations in the transmission grid. How this market works is explained in the first part of the series “The German electricity balancing market in transition”.


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7th Energy-Brainpool-electricity-market-symposium 2018 – a review

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17 speakers from business, science and politics. 48 hours exchange. 15 years of Energy Brainpool in the electricity market. The who’s who of the energy industry was honoured at the 7th electricity market symposium. Well-known representatives from science, politics and business shared current information and new perspectives with the participants.


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Revenue potential spot market for battery storage – What is important?

Contribution margins and number of cycles for different marketing strategies (2017, own calculation)
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The marketing strategy plays a key role in assessing the revenue potential of battery storage on the spot market. Read here about the revenue potential and how marketing strategies differ in terms of effort and results.


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