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The rise and fall of Alpine hydrological balance

Eylert Ellefsen

Precipitation levels have fluctuated massively across the Alps this autumn, as a dry November followed a very wet October. In this blog post, you will see how these two months compared to the climate years of 1980-2019 (40 years).

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Market indicators for South-Eastern Europe – week 46

Eylert Ellefsen

Energy Quantified is preparing to create market reports, where we look at the main market indicators on a weekly perspective. This blog series is a sneak peek into the content of the reports.

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Market indicators for Nord Pool – week 46

Eylert Ellefsen

Energy Quantified has started working on a market update, where we look at the main market indicators on a weekly perspective. This blog series is a sneak peek into how the market update report would look like.

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Market indicators for Western Europe – week 46

Eylert Ellefsen

Energy Quantified has started working on a market update, where we look at the main market indicators on a weekly perspective. This blog series is a sneak peek into how the market update report would look like.

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Market indicators for Western Europe – week 45 (Thurday update)

Eylert Ellefsen

Energy Quantified has started working on a market update, where we look at the main market indicators on a weekly perspective. This blog series is a sneak peek into how the market update report would look like. Updated on 5 November.

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Hydropower after thunderstorm Alex dampens CWE spot prices by 1.0–1.5 €/MWh

Eylert Ellefsen

When thunderstorm Alex hit France and the Alpine region on 2 and 3 October it caused devastating flooding in several areas as precipitation hit once-in-a-century levels. In this blog post, we assess the impact on CWE spot prices and the hydrological balance in the region.

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Alpine flooding caused by once-in-a-century rainfall

Eylert Ellefsen

1000 % of normal precipitation over two days.

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French Q4 prices still overpriced – Fearing power shortages in November-December

Eylert Ellefsen

In April, EDF sharply cut its nuclear output target for 2020 from the 2019 level of 380 TWh to 300 TWh, and then revised it up again in July to 315-325 TWh. In this blog post, we offer an updated overview of the nuclear outlook, power balance and market prices for the rest of the year.

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COVID-19 impact on European demand – update and outlook

Eylert Ellefsen

On 25 April (week 17), EQ published a blog post showing the impact the Corona-virus was having on the consumption for 16 countries across western Europe. As the holiday season has mostly come to an end, we have now reviewed our demand outlook for the rest of the year.

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Austrian hydropower: Extreme precipitation and flooding in week 32 (updated)

Eylert Ellefsen

The hydropower situation in Austria is now at a nearly maximum resource level. Production from the reservoirs has to be increased in the coming weeks to avoid further flooding and uncontrolled production levels. So far, we haven't seen any effect on the spot market as the German renewables are the main price drivers. However, the strong Austrian hydropower will contribute to slightly lower domestic spot prices.

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