Category Archives: Fundamentals

Mkonline has introduced hydrological models for pricezones Norway+Sweden

The hydrological models at Mkonline have so far been based on Statnett-regions in Norway and four geographical regions in Sweden. The goal for Mkonline has for a while been to establish all our hydrological models on price-zone levels as we do for all other fundamental data. Continue reading Mkonline has introduced hydrological models for pricezones Norway+Sweden

Holiday effect for Easter

What does Easter mean consumption-wise?

Easter is not only an important religious holiday and a traditional vacation season in Europe. It is also one of the periods of the year during which the power consumption is strongly affected by the Holiday Effect. The social patterns are different from country to country and reflect a variety of habits and traditions. For us, the upcoming Easter is also a moment to reconsider assumptions made within our consumption system and represented by the reduction of power demand attributable to different behavioural patterns. You find some statistics and useful facts below. Continue reading Holiday effect for Easter

Updated German consumption numbers for 2016

MKonline has now updated actual consumption numbers for 2016. The numbers are as earlier based on monthly statistics from ENTSO-E, but as the format for these monthly reports has been changed from previous years, MKonline has delayed the updates as we have found some deviations in the statistics compared to earlier years. Continue reading Updated German consumption numbers for 2016

All-time low Swiss hydro reservoirs

Critical levels can be reached this winter

In our blog of January 16th, we focused on the very low hydrological balance across the CWE region. The hydrological deficit is still about
20 TWh lower than normal which may result in nearly 5000 MW reduced hydropower (- 25%) during May-July.

In this blog post, we will focus on the hydropower situation in Switzerland. Continue reading All-time low Swiss hydro reservoirs