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Electricity demand is back across Europe!

Eylert Ellefsen
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February 8, 2021

According to our numbers, electricity consumption in Europe has recovered faster than expected in Continental Europe and the Nordic market during Q3 and Q4.

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Trading the short-term market – how well are the traders doing in the CWE and SEE markets?

Eylert Ellefsen
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February 1, 2021

We have seen interesting price movements in the Central Western Europe (CWE) and South Eastern Europe (SEE) powermarkets at the start of 2021, but how well did traders position themselves in the week- and month-ahead contracts in these markets?

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German coal closures raise peak prices by nearly 10 €/MWh week 1, lifting Nordic prices

Eylert Ellefsen
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January 13, 2021

Amongst the 4.8 GW of coal-fired production capacity that was closed down by the end of 2020 were several rather modern plants which often ran at max capacity during peak-hours in Q1 and Q4 last year. We reviewed the potential impact of the German coal-exit in a blog post on 8 December.

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Nordic peak prices strongly connected to the European market after New Year

Eylert Ellefsen
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January 7, 2021

The times they are a-changin'. Bob Dylan's well-known lyrics can be used to describe what is happening in the Nordic power market after the New Year. After a very bearish 2020, everything is currently bullish: Hydrological balance is declining, the forward prices are increasing, temperatures are below normal, and the spot prices have skyrocketed.

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Will the Norwegian hydro reservoirs normalize in 2021?

Eylert Ellefsen
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December 22, 2020

The Nordic hydropower situation has been extreme this year. Norway has seen the highest inflow and reservoir levels in a 30-year perspective. By New Year's Day we will see about 13 TWh higher reservoir filling than normal in Norway, and snow/groundwater about 1-2 TWh above normal. We have studied the hydropower situation for 2021 and made some production strategy scenarios and focused on the according export-profiles.

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Impact of German coal closure from January 2021

Eylert Ellefsen
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December 7, 2020

From 1 January 2021, we will see a closure of 4.8 GW hard coal (8 units), 0.3 GW lignite (Niederaussem D). By the end of 2021, 50% of the remaining nuclear capacity of 8.1 GW will close (Brockdorf, Grohnde, Gundremmingen C).

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The rise and fall of Alpine hydrological balance

Eylert Ellefsen
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November 23, 2020

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
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November 13, 2020

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
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November 11, 2020

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
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November 10, 2020

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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