Category Archives: Reserve Capacity

SPV output and market prices during the solar eclipse

On Friday the 20th of March a partial solar eclipse was visible across Europe. In Germany the eclipse led to a decrease in the solar radiation of up to 82% between 9:30 and 12:00 CET.

Below you will find an impact summary of this event, focusing on the German photovoltaic output and the prices for this day.

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German “Balancing Energy Market” available on MKonline

The balancing energy market analysis (Ausgleichsenergie) intends to provide an overview of the current market situation. Unpublished balancing prices of the last days are estimated and the main price drivers are presented to support users in making trading decisions on the day-back/day-after market or to evaluate their balancing positions.

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German “Minutes reserve market” available on MKonline

The analysis for the control reserve market (Regelenergie) on MKonline currently covers the minutes reserve market for negative and positive products in Germany. An analysis for the secondary control reserve is under development.

The analysis utilizes fundamental and stochastic price drivers as well as simulation methodologies to forecast both capacity and energy prices for the coming two weeks. In addition, the MKonline pages structure the complex control reserve data and provide a general overview of the market situation.

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