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November 26, 2021

EUAs finally reached 75€/t

The power spot prices faded in northwestern Europe yesterday, driven down by forecasts of stronger wind output despite the colder temperatures. The day-ahead prices averaged 220.84€/MWh in Germany, France, Belgium and the Netherlands, -26.83€/MWh day-on-day. The EUAs pursued their sharp ascend and climbed above 75€/t to another fresh record on…
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November 25, 2021

EUAs sky-rocketed on German carbon floor plan

Besides in France where the colder temperatures and weakening nuclear availability lifted the prices further up, the European power spot prices retreated yesterday, pressured by forecasts of stronger wind output. The day-ahead prices averaged 229.51€/MWh in Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands, -40.13€/MWh day-on-day, and 302.14€/MWh in France, +6.32€/MWh dod. Trading…
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November 24, 2021

EUAs failed again to close above 70€/t

The European power spot prices continued to rise yesterday, supported by forecasts of weaker wind and solar generation and colder temperatures strengthening the power demand. The day-ahead prices averaged 276.17€/MWh in Germany, France, Belgium and the Netherlands, +26.36€/MWh day-on-day. The EUAs failed to set a new record for the first…
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November 23, 2021

EUAs finally climbed above 70€/t

The forecasts of lower temperatures supported the power spot prices in northwestern Europe yesterday which climbed to 249.81€/MWh on average in Germany, France, Belgium and the Netherlands, +21.06€/MWh day-on-day and +16.63€/MWh from the previous week. Disregarding the weaker energy complex and the growing concerns over the worryingly soaring new Covid-19…
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November 22, 2021

EUAs hit new record despite weaker energy complex and rising covid concerns

The European power spot prices rose above to 230€/MWh for today (and up to 251.84€/MWh in France), lifted by forecasts of lower wind and hydro generation combined with colder temperatures strengthening the power demand. The day-ahead prices averaged 228.75€/MWh in Germany, France, Belgium and the Netherlands, +33.20€/MWh from Friday but…
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November 19, 2021

Another day, another fresh record for carbon prices

The European power spot prices observed mixed variations yesterday, slightly up in France amid expectations of lower nuclear availability, but down in Belgium, Germany, and the Netherlands on forecasts of strong wind and weaker demand. The day-ahead prices averaged 195.56€/MWh in the four countries, -8.63€/MWh day-on-day. After bearish morning the…
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November 18, 2021

EUAs gave back gains after hitting a fresh intraday record

If the power spot prices rose by 16.33€/MWh on average in France, Belgium and the Netherlands to 225.64€/MWh amid expectations of stronger power consumption and early gains in gas and carbon prices, the price German price dropped by 40.70€/MWh to 139.90€/MWh as the country’s wind generation is forecasted to surge…
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November 17, 2021

EUAs hit new record on bullish gas and option trading

The European spot prices started to fall yesterday, driven down by forecast of surging wind output, and should drop further today with a German wind generation expected to reach 28GW tomorrow. The day-ahead prices for today averaged 202.12€/MWh in Germany, France, Belgium and the Netherlands, -31.07€/MWh day-on-day but in line…
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November 16, 2021

EUAs broke above all-time high on combination of bullish factors

Except in the Netherlands where it edged down, the power spot prices slightly increased in northwestern Europe yesterday with support from higher gas and carbon prices combined with forecasts of high power demand and weaker wind output. The day-ahead prices averaged 233.18€/MWh in Germany, France, Belgium and the Netherlands, +5.22€/MWh…
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November 15, 2021

EUAs quickly retreated after hitting a new 5-week high

The power spot prices soared near 230€/MWh in northwestern Europe for today, lifted by forecasts of higher demand and weak wind and solar generation. The day-ahead prices averaged 227.96€/MWh in Germany, France, Belgium and the Netherlands, +57.19€/MWh from Friday and +27.55€/MWh week-on-week. The EUAs climbed to a new 5-week high…
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November 10, 2021

EUAs gave back early gains on falling gas prices

The European power spot prices rebounded yesterday, driven up by forecasts of lower wind and solar generation and colder temperatures strengthening the power demand. The day-ahead prices averaged 200.15€/MWh in Germany, the Netherlands, France and Belgium, +25.06€/MWh day-on-day with the largest gains posted by the two latter which rose to…
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November 9, 2021

EUAs broke above recent resistances on gas gains

The power spot prices fade yesterday in northwestern Europe, weighted by forecasts of higher German wind production, French nuclear availability and hydro generation, although the stronger demand and rising fuels and carbon prices may have limited the losses. The day-ahead prices averaged 175.09 in Germany, France, Belgium and the Netherlands,…
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November 8, 2021

Another day, another EUA’s failure to settle above 60€/t

The European power spot prices soared near 200€/MWh for today, buoyed by forecasts of stronger demand and weaker wind output. The day-ahead prices averaged 200.41€/MWh in Germany, France, Belgium and the Netherlands, +23.23€/MWh from Friday and +106.43€/MWh from last week due to the stronger wind production then. Trading sideways over…
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November 5, 2021

EUAs failed again to close above 60€/t

The European power spot prices were mixed for today, down in Germany and the Netherlands amid forecasts of stronger wind and solar generation, but up in France and Belgium with support from expectations of lower nuclear availability and higher power demand. The  day-ahead prices averaged 177.18€/MWh in the four countries,…
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November 4, 2021

EUAs and power prices posted gain on rising gas prices

The European power spot prices faded further yesterday, weighted by forecasts of rising wind and hydro generation, although the stronger power demand expected today might have limited the losses. The day-ahead prices averaged 175.65€/MWh in Germany, France, Belgium and the Netherlands, -10.30€/t day-on-day. Buoyed by the rising gas prices amid…
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November 3, 2021

EUAs erased Monday’s losses

The European power spot prices slightly faded yesterday, possibly weighted by the rising French nuclear availability and hydro generation offsetting the forecasts of lower wind and solar output and higher power demand. The day-ahead prices averaged 186.83€/MWh in Germany, France, Belgium and the Netherlands, -17.21€/MWh day-on-day but nonetheless +17.00€/MWh from…
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November 2, 2021

EUAs and power prices tracked the early gains and following retracement of the gas market

The European power spot prices soared above 200€/MWh for today, lifted by forecasts of stronger power demand following yesterday’s public holiday and a drop in wind output. The day-ahead prices averaged 204.04€/MWh in Germany, France, Belgium and the Netherlands, +110.06€/MWh day-on-day and +4.74€/MWh week-on-week. The EUAs observed another volatile session…
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October 28, 2021

EUAs traded sideways in another illiquid session

The power spot prices slightly rebounded in northwestern Europe yesterday, supported by forecasts of easing wind output. Prices however faded in France where the nuclear availability is expected to improve and the power demand to weaken. The day-ahead contracts averaged 176.23€/MWh in Germany, France, Belgium and the Netherlands, +6.39€/MWh day-on-day.…
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October 27, 2021

EUAs edged up but failed to break resistance

The power spot prices faded in Northwestern Europe yesterday, pressured by forecasts of rising wind and solar generation and improved French nuclear availability. The day-ahead prices averaged 169.84€/MWh in Germany, France, Belgium, and the Netherlands, -29.47€/MWh day-on-day. The EUAs posted slight gains on Tuesdays in a continuously illiquid market as…
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October 26, 2021

EUAs edged up on slightly bullish gas market

The European power spot prices slightly increased yesterday as the forecasts of higher power demand and dropping solar generation offset the expectations of stronger wind output and improved French nuclear availability. The day-ahead prices averaged 199.30€/MWh in Germany, France, Belgium and the Netherlands, +10.85€/MWh day-on-day, but should fade today due…
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October 25, 2021

EUAs temporarily climbed back above 60€/t

Driven up by forecasts of much weaker wind output, lower French and Belgian nuclear availability and higher power demand, the power spot prices for today rose in northwestern Europe compared to Friday, with the German prices getting back near its neighbors’ after a week being mostly uncoupled. The baseload day-ahead…
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October 22, 2021

EUAs posted gains despite falling gas and power prices

The European power spot prices rebounded yesterday, lifted by forecasts of weaker wind output and French nuclear availability combined with a drop in temperatures strongly strengthening the power demand. The day-ahead prices averaged 173.91€/MWh in France, Belgium and the Netherlands, +29.73€/MWh with the highest prices observed in France at 209.65€/MWh…
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October 21, 2021

EUA recovered from Tuesday’s fall amid boosted buying interest and stronger gas

Higher clean fuels costs and forecasts of slightly increased power demand raised the power spot prices in northwestern Europe yesterday, except in Germany where the current wind surge observed in the country maintained the prices at the same level. The day-ahead prices hence averaged 144.18€/MWh in France, Belgium and the…
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October 20, 2021

EUAs fell below 55€/t in technical sell-off

The European power spot prices continued to drop yesterday and fell below the clean coal costs, driven down by lower clean fuels costs, the surging wind output, a weakening power demand and forecasts of stronger solar generation in Germany. The day-ahead prices hence averaged 84.33€/MWh in Germany, France, Belgium and…
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October 19, 2021

EUAs and power prices retreated after early gas-induced gains

The European power spot prices dropped yesterday, pressured by forecasts of surging wind output and warmer temperatures weakening the power demand. The baseload day-ahead prices averaged 160.42€/MWh in Germany, France, Belgium and the Netherlands, -33.15€/MWh day-on-day and should continue to fall today as the German wind production is expected to…
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October 18, 2021

EUAs retreated alongside the gas market

Despite a strong retreat of clean gas costs, the European power spot prices rose towards 200€/MWh for today, buoyed by forecasts of rather weak wind production and decent power demand. The day-ahead prices hence averaged 193.57€/MWh in Germany, France, Belgium and the Netherlands, +10.98€/MWh from Friday. After a very short-lived…
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October 15, 2021

EUAs climbed back above 60€/t amid rising gas and equities

Diverging from the neighboring countries, the German power spot prices dropped by 51.16€/MWh to 116.65€/MWh yesterday, pressured by forecast of stronger wind and solar output. Conversely, the day-ahead prices in France, Belgium and the Netherlands were supported by the higher fuels and carbon prices combined with expectations of lower French…
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October 14, 2021

Rangebound EUAs despite gains in the gas and power markets

The power spot prices were mixed in northwestern Europe yesterday, driven down in Germany and the Netherlands by forecasts of stronger wind output but slightly up in France and Belgium amid expectations of increased peak power demand. The day-ahead prices hence averaged 189.09€/MWh in the four countries, -3.58€/MWh day-on-day. The…
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October 13, 2021

Calm day for the energy markets

The European power spot prices continued to progressively rise yesterday, supported by forecasts of weaker wind output combined with stronger power demand for today. The day-ahead prices reached 192.68€/MWh on average in Germany, France, Belgium and the Netherlands, +9.58€/MWh day-on-day. The EUAs were seen overall flat yesterday with low exchanged…
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October 12, 2021

EUAs extended slight gains amid higher fuels prices and limited market activity

The power spot prices slightly rose yesterday in northwestern Europe, buoyed by the rising power demand, weak solar generation and higher gas prices, but limited by forecasts of increased wind production. The day-ahead prices hence averaged 183.09€/MWh in Germany, France, Belgium and the Netherlands, +4.14€/MWh day-on-day. The EUA extended modest…
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October 11, 2021

Power and carbon prices pursued their retracement on Friday

The weak wind production and increasing power demand due to the lowering temperatures maintained the power spot prices for today at decent levels in northwestern Europe. The day-ahead prices average 178.95€/MWh in Germany, France, Belgium and the Netherlands, -24.89€/MWh from Friday. The carbon prices fell below 60€/t on Friday as…
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October 8, 2021

Power prices dropped further while EUAs slightly recovered

Although strongly easing from the previous day’s peak, the European power spot prices remained at high levels above 200€/MWh yesterday, supported by the nonetheless still high gas prices, the below-average temperatures strengthening the power demand and a wind shortage. The day-ahead prices averaged 203.84€/MWh in Germany, France, Belgium and the…
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October 7, 2021

EUAs dropped below 60€/t as the energy markets faced a record volatility

The European power spot prices spiked to record levels near 300€/MWh yesterday, driven up by the morning hefty surge of fuels prices and forecasts of wind shortage and stronger demand for today. The day-ahead prices averaged 301.48€/MWh in Germany, France, Belgium and the Netherlands, +118.94€/MWh day-on-day. The EUAs collapsed by…
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October 6, 2021

Power prices hit new records amid spiking gas prices and stronger emissions

The European power spot prices surged above 180€/MWh yesterday, driven up by the sky-rocketing gas prices, higher EUAs, and the forecasts of stronger demand and dropping renewable generation for the upcoming hours. The day-ahead prices averaged 182.54€/MWh in Germany, France, Belgium and the Netherlands, +22.81€/MWh day-on-day. The spiking gas prompt…
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October 5, 2021

Power prices climbed to new record amid surging fuels and carbon markets

The power spot prices slightly increased yesterday, supported by expectations of higher demand which offset the forecasts of improved French nuclear availability. The day-ahead prices averaged 159.74€/MWh in Germany, France, Belgium and the Netherlands, +7.49€/MWh day-on-day. The EUAs rebounded from Friday’s late retreat on Monday morning, buoyed by stronger energy…
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October 4, 2021

Power prices posted gains while EUAs retreated after a bullish session

The European power spot for today rather sharply increased compared to Friday’s level amid forecasts of weaker wind and solar generation and lower French nuclear availability. The day-ahead prices average 152.25€/MWh in Germany, France, Belgium and the Netherlands, +37.50€/MWh from Friday. After Thursday’s retreat, the EUAs strongly rebounded on Friday…
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October 1, 2021

EUAs waned towards 60€/t as the third quarter ended

The power spot prices dropped yesterday in northwestern Europe, pressured by forecasts of strong wind and solar generation, higher French nuclear availability and slightly weaker demand. The day-ahead prices hence fell to an average of 114.75€/MWh in Germany, France, Belgium and the Netherlands, -20.77€/t day-on-day with only the French prices…
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September 30, 2021

EUAs posted slight daily gains in a late gas-fueled upward move

The power spot prices fell in Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands, pressured by forecasts of stronger wind and solar generation, and reached 125.50€/MWh on average, -8.10€/MWh day-on-day. Conversely, the colder weather expected in the upcoming hours supported the French power spot prices which rose by 14.99€/MWh to 165.57€/MWh due to…
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September 29, 2021

After the record came the fall

The European power spot prices fell back yesterday as forecasts of a sharply rising wind output pressure the market despite expectations of stronger power demand (particularly limiting the losses in France) and weaker solar generation. The day-ahead prices hence averaged 137.85€/MWh in Germany, France, Belgium and the Netherlands, -18.15€/MWh. Pursuing…
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September 28, 2021

Carbon and power prices extended Friday’s rally to hit new record

The power spot prices rose yesterday in northwestern Europe, buoyed by forecasts of weaker wind output and stronger consumption, although improved French nuclear availability expected today might have limited the gains. Much more coupled than last week, the day-ahead prices averaged 156.00€/MWh in Germany, France, Belgium and the Netherlands, +14.06€/MWh…
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September 27, 2021

EUAs climbed to new record above 64€/t

The European power spot prices for today observed mixed variations from Friday to reach close levels near 140€/MWh. Averaging 141.94€/MWh in the four countries, the day-ahead contracts rose by 34.24€/MWh in Germany compared to Friday, edged down by 1.37€/MWh in France and dropped by 17.03€/MWh and 15.70€/MWh in Belgium and…
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September 24, 2021

EUAs traded flat as participants continued to look for directions

Although still largely uncoupled, the power spot prices rebounded yesterday amid forecasts of declining wind and solar output offsetting the expectations of weaker power demand for today and the fading clean gas costs. The German day-ahead prices climbed back above 100€/MWh to reach 108.98€/MWh (+35.82€/MWh day-on-day) while the contracts averaged…
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September 23, 2021

Curve prices down with weakening gas prices

Forecasts of a wind surge in the upcoming hours led the power spot prices to drop in northwestern Europe, Germany as usual observing the heaviest losses due to its large wind turbine installed capacity. The day ahead prices averaged 137.33€/MWh in France, Belgium and the Netherlands, -17.35€/MWh day-on-day and 73.16€/MWh…
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September 22, 2021

EUAs and power prices posted slight losses on retreating gas market

The European power spot prices were mixed yesterday, up in France, Belgium and the Netherlands on expectations of weak wind production and strong demand, but up in Germany amid forecasts of slightly higher wind generation with possibly some pressure from the lower clean fuels costs. The day-ahead contracts hence averaged…
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September 21, 2021

Carbon and power prices soared amid spiking gas prices

The European power spot prices slightly faded yesterday, weighted by forecasts of stronger wind and solar generation despite the clean gas costs surging by nearly 20€/MWh. The day ahead prices hence averaged 149.58€/MWh, -5.60€/MWh day-on-day but still 3.68€/MWh above last week. The EUA prices started Monday on a bearish tone,…
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September 20, 2021

EUAs edged up but failed to climb back above 60€/t

The European power spot prices for today edged down compared to Friday as the slightly higher solar, nuclear and hydro generations expected in the upcoming hours offset the forecasts of wind shortage. The day-ahead prices hence averaged 155.18€/MWh in Germany, France, Belgium and the Netherlands, -3.98€/MWh from Friday but +13.46€/MWh…
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September 17, 2021

EUAs and power prices dropped in general retreat of the energy complex

The power spot prices overall slightly faded yesterday in northwestern Europe, pressured by forecasts of weaker power demand and increased solar and hydro generation. The day-ahead prices hence reached 159.16€/MWh on average, -5.31€/MWh day-on-day. The EUA prices dropped to a three-week low settlement of 59.31€/t (-0.9% day-on-day) yesterday in another…
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September 16, 2021

Power prices spiked to new records on news of a interconnector disruption

The power spot prices presented mixed variations for today, down in Germany and the Netherlands amid forecasts of sharply rising wind output for the upcoming hours, but slightly up in France and Belgium as this bearish pressure was offset by expectations of weaker French nuclear availability. The day-ahead prices hence…
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September 15, 2021

Power curve prices reached new record despite the retreating EUAs

The power spot prices surge near 170€/t yesterday in northwestern Europe, with some baseload contracts reaching levels not seen since 2006/2007 as forecasts of dropping solar generation offset the expectations of increased wind production while the spiking gas prices provided additional support. The day-ahead prices hence averaged 167.84€/MWh in Germany,…

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