Eylert Ellefsen

Senior Analyst and Hydrologist

Senior market analyst and hydrology expert at Energy Quantified. He has held various leading positions within power market analysis for Markedskraft/MKonline and now in Energy Quantified. Eylert is the go-to person for questions related to power price formation and hydrology.

Blog posts

Germany avoided a supply squeeze this winter, but what next?

When Germany closed down 4.8 GW hard coal plants this winter, the impact could have been severe, but the average output from German coal plants increased year-on-year due to a positive clean dark spread. That escape from a capacity squeeze will be harder to avoid next year as more capacity will closed down.

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Spanish February spot halved on massive precipitation, hydropower production

Spanish spot prices were nearly halved in February, dropping 32 €/MWh on the back of exceptionally high hydropower output, reduced consumption and lower SRMC for gas.

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Record precipitation and hydropower production in the SEE region subdue spot prices

Precipitation across Southeastern Europe (SEE) in weeks 1-7 were the highest on record, pushing hydropower production to record highs as well, at nearly twice the 2019 and 2020 levels.

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Nordic hydrology 5 months from now: What can we tell you?

The Nordic hydrological balance has weakened by about 10 TWh since the beginning of the year. Our models still show it's more likely than not that the balance will have recovered to above normal levels by the end of July.

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