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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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September 14, 2021

Power curve prices climbed to new record amid surging gas prices and early carbon gains

The power spot prices continued to rise in northwestern Europe yesterday, buoyed by higher gas prices and forecasts of stronger power consumption and weak wind generation. The day-ahead prices averaged 145.90€/MWh in Germany, France, Belgium and the Netherlands, +4.17€/MWh day-on-day. The EUAs sharply rebounded from Friday’s fall on Monday morning,…
ES-power
September 10, 2021

Curve prices up again on bullish clean fuel costs

NWE spot baseload power prices increased yesterday, to €138.172/MWh on average for today delivery (compared to €132.480/MWh for Thursday), supported by forecasts of lower wind generation (4053 MW for today in Germany, compared to 6240 MW yesterday), in a context of higher clean fuel costs. EUA Dec’21 prices maintained their…
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September 9, 2021

EUAs hit new record on rising gas supply concerns

Expectations of stronger power demand and weaker French nuclear availability combined with higher fuels and carbon prices drove the European power spot prices above 130€/MWh yesterday. The day-ahead contracts reached 132.48€/MWh on average in Germany, France, Belgium and the Netherlands, +7.76€/MWh day-on-day despite the forecasts of slightly stronger wind and…
ES-power
September 8, 2021

Power prices hit fresh highs amid rising fuels and carbon prices

The power spot prices hedged down yesterday in northwestern Europe, weighed down by forecasts of slightly lower power demand and higher wind and solar productions. The day-ahead prices reached 124.72€/MWh on average in Germany, France, Belgium and the Netherlands, -2.96€/MWh day-on-day. The carbon prices continued to mirror the gas market…
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September 7, 2021

EUA broke above 63€/t on surging gas and wind shortage

The power spot prices remained steady and near the clean gas costs in northwestern Europe yesterday amid forecasts of mostly unchanged renewable production and improved French nuclear availability offsetting the impact of the stronger power demand expected today. The day-ahead prices hence reached 127.68€/MWh on average in Germany, France, Belgium…
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September 6, 2021

EUAs climbed to new intraday all-time high

Supported by forecasts of a wind shortage and the record clean fuel costs, the European power spot prices climbed above 120€/MWh for today to reach 128.12€/MWh on average in Germany, France, Belgium and the Netherlands, +15.82€/MWh from Friday. The EUA prices set a new intradray record at 62.45€/t on Friday…
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September 3, 2021

Curve prices up on higher clean fuel costs

NWE spot baseload power prices weakened yesterday, to €112.303/MWh on average for today delivery (compared to €118.879/MW for Thursday), pressured by forecasts of higher wind generation (5596 MW for today in Germany, compared to 3151 MW yesterday). EUA Dec’21 prices resumed their uptrend and closed at €61.52/t (+2.33% day-on-day), supported…
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September 2, 2021

Curve prices up after a volatile session

NWE spot baseload power prices were up yesterday, to €118.879/MWh on average for today delivery (compared to €112.274/MW for Wednesday), supported by forecasts of lower wind generation (3208 MW for today in Germany, compared to 4911 MW yesterday). EUA Dec’21 prices jumped to a new all-time high of €61.90/t yesterday,…
ES-power
September 1, 2021

Curve prices up on ongoing bullish clean fuel costs

NWE spot baseload power prices were up yesterday, to €112.274/MWh on average for today delivery (compared to €110.078/MW for Tuesday), supported by expectations of lower wind generation (4766 MW for today in Germany, compared to 11388 MW yesterday) and slightly higher clean fuel costs. EUA Dec’21 prices closed at €60.76/t…
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August 31, 2021

EUA prices continued to rally

NWE spot baseload power prices were up yesterday, to €110.078/MWh on average for today delivery (compared to €107.720/MW for Monday), supported by expectations of lower wind generation (11074 MW for today in Germany, compared to 13811 MW yesterday) and higher clean fuel costs. EUA Dec’21 prices maintained their uptrend, rising…
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August 30, 2021

EUA prices at all-time high

NWE spot baseload power prices were up last Friday, to €107.720/MWh on average for today delivery (compared to €96.053/MW for Friday), supported by expectations of lower wind generation and higher clean fuel costs. EUA Dec’21 prices maintained their uptrend, rising to a new all-time high of €59.95/t and finally closing…
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August 27, 2021

Curve prices up on higher clean fuel costs

NWE spot baseload power prices were slightly up yesterday, to €96.053/MWh on average for today delivery (compared to €93.285/MW for Thursday), supported by expectations of lower renewable generation. EUA Dec’21 prices resumed their uptrend, closing at €56.86/t (+0.57% day-on-day), supported by the increase in the CO2 implied switching level. Curve…
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August 26, 2021

Curve prices down on slightly lower clean fuel costs

NWE spot baseload power prices were slightly up yesterday, to €93.285/MWh on average for today delivery (compared to €89.703/MWh /MWh for Wednesday), supported by expectations of lower solar generation and higher demand. EUA Dec’21 prices took a breather after their strong rebound of the previous sessions, closing at €56.54/t (-0.18%…
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August 25, 2021

The rebound in clean fuel costs continued to pull curve prices higher

NWE spot baseload power prices were almost stable yesterday, to €89.703/MWh on average for today delivery (compared to €88.545/MWh /MWh for Tuesday), as the impact of higher wind generation (13743 MW in Germany for today, compared to 7307 MW yesterday) was offset by rising fuel costs. EUA Dec’21 prices continued…
ES-power
August 24, 2021

Curve power prices up on higher clean fuel costs

NWE spot baseload power prices weakened slightly yesterday, to €88.545/MWh on average for today delivery (compared to €92.695/MWh /MWh for Monday), as the impact of lower wind generation was outpaced by weaker demand. EUA Dec’21 prices continued their rebound, closing at €55.34/t (+1.77 day-on-day). Curve power prices were up, mirroring the…
ES-power
July 30, 2021

EUAs posted slight daily gains

The European power spot prices were mixed yesterday, decreasing in France (-5.99€/MWh day-on-day) on expectations of weaker demand but sharply rising in Germany (+18.71€/MWh), Belgium (+5.30€/MWh) and the Netherlands (+50.01€/MWh) amid forecasts of dropping wind generation.  The EUAs traded sideways on Thursday, rising alongside the gas market in the morning…
ES-power
July 29, 2021

EUAs rose alongside the stronger energy complex

The power spot prices plunged in northwestern Europe yesterday amid forecasts of surging wind output, stronger solar generation, slightly improved French nuclear production and weaker power demand. The day-ahead price hence dropped to their lowest level since mid-June at 42.62€/MWh on average in Germany, France, Belgium and the Netherlands, -29.65€/MWh…
ES-power
July 27, 2021

Power and carbon prices rose alongside the gas market

The power spot prices edged down in northwestern Europe yesterday, pressured by forecasts of better French nuclear availability and sharply rising wind output, despite higher clean fuels costs. The day-ahead prices hence reached 85.95€/MWh on average in Germany, France, Belgium and the Netherlands, -2.93€/MWh day-on-day. The EUAs jumped by a…
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July 26, 2021

Late recovery of carbon prices

The power spot prices for today rose to levels similar to Friday amid forecasts of mixed fundamentals with a weaker renewable generation expected to be offset by an improved French nuclear availability and lower power demand. The day-ahead prices hence reached 88.88€/MWh on average in Germany, France, Belgium and the…
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July 23, 2021

EUAs fell near 50€/t on profit taking

The power spot prices remained steady at 88.30€/MWh on average in Germany, France, Belgium and the Netherlands (+0.60€/MWh day-on-day) amid expectations of mostly unchanged fundamentals for today. The EUAs fell by 1.35€/t (-2.6%) on Thursday in a sharp downward move mainly attributed to traders taking profits ahead of the summer…

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