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Week Ahead prices in France increases strongly as consumption increases

1. Fundamental overview

The power supply situation in France is strongly threatened as peak hour consumption will increase by about 15 GW next week
as temperatures drop 10-1 deg. C from today’s level. Temperatures next week will then be nearly 10 deg. C below normal.

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French Nuclear Capacity July 2016

This summer, French nuclear available capacity experienced  the lowest values seen during the past 4 years.

In July, French nuclear production was running at 38.0 GW in average, meaning only 60% of the installed capacity. This was significantly lower compared to July last year when the production averaged 70.6% of the total installed capacity.

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CWE flow-based market coupling to be introduced 20 May

The flow-based CWE price settlement will start on Wednesday 20 May, delayed from previously announced on 23 April. MKonline made a blog post on 11 February about the consequences of flow-based principles, and we will do a short update on this.

Flow-based market coupling

The flow-based price settlement will in general mean that the CWE countries will be stronger linked to each other, as increased utilization of the border capacities will decrease the number of hours with bottlenecks. This means that price differences between the CWE countries Germany, France, Belgium and the Netherlands will in general decrease, but due to physical constraints in the power systems and border capacities the impact from flow-based settlement will be limited and different in each country.

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Short New Year Review for German power market 2014

The Continental Analysis Group has made a short review of the German power market for 2014. We are showing some key numbers from the physical spot market for 2012 to 2014. In addition we give a review of the Cal-15 development and the MKonline shadow portfolio for the EEX Forward market.

Please take your time to read through the short summary. We wish you all a happy new trading year!

– Eylert Ellefsen, Head of Continental Analysis

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