Energy Insight 2018 – Week 39

Your regular snapshot of the wholesale energy markets.

Bearish sentiment overcame the both the UK gas and power markets at the beginning of last week, as weak fundamentals and downside on EUA carbon allowances softened contracts across both curves. Output from wind farms began to climb too and finish the trading day as the largest source of power generation, exceeding coal and gas plants both combined.

Sentiment switched on the following day, with a late surge in ICE Rotterdam coal and carbon lifting the curve. Wind output remained volatile due to the incoming Storm Ali, but an outage on the Dungeness B21 nuclear plant meant that 1GW worth of flows were hampered…read more


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