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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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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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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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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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How flexible are German power plants really?

The influence of variable renewable energy sources (vRES) dominates the day-ahead market. The displacement of conventional power plants during high feed-in of vRES affects prices and generation volumes. For the Calendar Week 25 (19 – 25 June) it is analysed how conventional power plants need to adjust their scheduling because of the vRES feed-in.


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Ex post analysis June 2017: market results of fluctuating renewable energies

The electricity production from variable renewable energies (vRES) increased by 13 per cent compared to the previous month. This is shown by the generation data of ENTSOE Transparency. June’s sales values of wind onshore and offshore decreased by roughly 18 per cent. In contrast to May 2017, the sales value of PV declined by only 7 per cent.


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New study: Climate protection through a coal phase-out

On behalf of Greenpeace e.V., Energy Brainpool, outlined a coal phase-out in Germany with focus on achieving the climate goals and yet ensuring supply security. In order to reduce the transition costs it is necessary to drastically increase the implementation of cost-effective technologies on the market such as PV and wind. On the contrary, security of market supply needs to be ensured by building new gas power plants and installing cross-border capacities as well as flexibility options.


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