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Is the Surge in Wholesale Power Price in the UK Sustainable?
Victor Laurent, Product Specialist, European Power
November 14, 2018
Over the past two years, power prices surged across Europe. The value of front calendar year power futures doubled while spot prices witnessed increased volatility and extreme levels. The evolution of the supply-side stack and the behavior of demand will keep driving this move. In the UK, structural changes...
Carbon Price Spikes Result in Fuel Switching Across the Grid
Salman Khan, Product Specialist, European Power
November 01, 2018
In a push to make carbon pricing more effective as a means for reducing carbon emissions, the European Commission announced in May total carbon emission allowances auctioned under the European Trading System (ETS) will be reduced by 44 percent in 2019. The announcement intended to make the Market...
natgas storage
Joseph Bernardi, Natural Gas Analyst
October 31, 2018
Basis prices in the Pacific Northwest are likely to see high volatility this winter following an explosion on a key source of supply to the market. The Westcoast Pipeline explosion in British Columbia and the resulting capacity limitations have tightened supply for...
Crude Oil Production Aerial Image
Dylan White, Oil Market Analyst
October 30, 2018
In the past month, U.S. benchmark crude prices fell significantly, while domestic storage levels posted the largest series of builds so far this year. Lower prices and higher inventories represented trend reversals, highlighting the importance of constantly reassessing the state of affairs in the crude...
Texas solar farm
Lauren Seliga, Product Manager, and Adam Krivisky and Jess Zolott, ERCOT Power Market Analysts
October 17, 2018
Genscape recently added monitors on our first solar farm in the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) market in October 2018. Our monitoring of SolaireHolman is a milestone, marking the first time that market participants will be able to see real-time utility-scale solar output in ERCOT on both...
gp energy management
Trevor Safko, Analyst, GP Energy Management
October 15, 2018
In this blog series, we’ve covered the most important considerations of rate setting. Once all of these considerations are appropriately accounted for, customer enrollment kicks in. The two most common customer acquisition strategies that Retail Energy Providers (REPs) should employ during this process...
hurricane wave surge
Suzanne Danforth, Genscape Oil
October 12, 2018
Gasoline demand increased in the Florida Panhandle, southern Georgia, and South Carolina ahead of Hurricane Michael’s arrival to the areas, but repercussions to demand appeared to focus on rack cities in the direct path of the storm, according to our Supply Side daily rack volume data. The increased...
power lines
Victor Laurent, Product Specialist, European Power
October 11, 2018
As of 30 September 2018, the common bidding zone of Germany-Luxembourg-Austria of the EPEX SPOT was divided, with Germany-Luxembourg on the one hand and Austria on the other.  Instead of unlimited cross-border flows between Germany (DE) and Austria (AT), there is now a at least 4.9 gigawatts (GW) of...
hurricane shoreline
Nicole McMurrer and Margaret Jones, Analysts, Natural Gas
October 09, 2018
Hurricane Michael, officially upgraded from a Tropical Storm to a Hurricane late yesterday morning, continues to barrel toward the southeast U.S. and is expected to make landfall in the Florida Panhandle by tomorrow (Wednesday, October 10) as a Category 3. While supply-side impacts for the natural gas market...
japan power lines
Avi Ganesan, Japan Power Market Analyst
October 09, 2018
Japan experienced a record-breaking heatwave in July 2018, spiking wholesale power prices across the grid. The monthly average temperature and the total solar irradiation were the highest in the region since measurements began in 1946. The JEPX Day-Ahead (DA) spot market daytime maximum prices steadily...