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Update on Nordic hydro: Increased risk for flooding

Eylert Ellefsen

The risk for severe flooding and water spillage in the NordPool is on the rise. The reason is that the latest observed temperatures, and forecasted low temperatures, expectedly will further delay the melting process. Inevitably this will shift the melting to occur during periods with higher temperatures than previously expected.

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Fast or slow consumption recovery?

Eylert Ellefsen

The near future is uncertain, both for how to combat the Coronavirus epidemic and for the economic outlook. EQ has studied consumption development so far and simulates some scenarios to show possible paths of recovery towards New Year.

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Norway hydro: Record high snow reservoirs, expect full reservoirs mid-July

Eylert Ellefsen

The snow- and groundwater level at the end of March was at the highest level for the last 20 years, and the water reservoir filling is also still significantly higher than the normal. We expect the hydro reservoirs to be full mid-July and, given normal weather conditions, 8-10 TWh water spilt.

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Alps hydro: A dry Easter

Eylert Ellefsen

The hydrological balance in the Alps areas dropped 9 TWh over the last 30 days, EQ's hydrology analysis shows. That translates to a 4000 MW shortfall for every hour during a 3-month summer period. The reduction in the hydro resources varied much among the four countries included (Austria, Switzerland, France and Italy).

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Falling European electricity consumption due to Coronavirus – updated numbers

Eylert Ellefsen

We now see more clearly the effect in electricity demand on these national measures to prevent or reduce further infection. Here is a selection of countries with an observable reduction in consumption.

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