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Crystal Ball – The uncharted territory of energy prediction

By | 2018-07-31T11:45:33+00:00 July 31st, 2018|Categories: Electricity Markets, Energy Markets, Featured, M·Blog|Tags: , , , , |

Is in human nature the necessity to have a “logic” explanation for everything that happens and in the energy market that’s no different. As normal, one tends to rely on the fact that an action triggers a reaction and the more informed you are about those actions, the best you can (try to) “predict” their reactions. [...]

CONTINUOUS INTRADAY MARKET EUROPE ELECTRICITY

By | 2018-07-24T10:00:12+00:00 July 24th, 2018|Categories: Electricity Markets, Energy Markets, Featured, M·Blog|Tags: , , |

In a context where securing a competitive and efficient energy supply is becoming increasingly important, the internal electricity market project in the European Union born. A market that allows increasing energy generation by non-polluting technologies. DAILY MARKETS WITH THE SAME BACKGROUND The project of an internal market began with the Price Coupling of Regions (PCR). PCR [...]

The (non) mistery of the flat omie

By | 2018-07-17T13:53:35+00:00 July 17th, 2018|Categories: Electricity Markets, Energy Markets, Featured, M·Blog|Tags: , |

Things change. That’s just how it is. Sometimes they change to an outcome which is favorable to us, but other times that outcome is far away from our expectations. Case in point: the Spanish daily power spot market (emphasis on daily). Anyone with half an interest in the matter will notice two-things: The rather obvious and [...]

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The change in energy policy in China , gas for coal

By | 2018-07-10T09:27:57+00:00 July 10th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Gas, M·Blog|Tags: , , |

The world's most populous country, with more than 1.3 billion people, is beginning to take a change in its energy policy seriously, adopting a proactive, cleaner and more efficient approach. The Asian country has shares of CO2 emissions well above the average of other countries. In fact, China is the most polluting country on the planet, [...]

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The business model of the electric companies: new actors, new roles, new rules

By | 2018-07-03T10:21:12+00:00 July 3rd, 2018|Categories: Electricity Markets, Energy Markets, Featured, M·Blog|Tags: , , , |

For a while now, we are experiencing changes of great relevance in the electricity sector. Slowly but unstoppably the big electric companies are working hard to reinvent themselves. The boom in innovation has led to the corporate venture capital funds of large electricity, oil and gas companies, tripling their investments in the last six years, as [...]

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SUBSIDIES FOR ENERGY INTENSIVE CONSUMERS: NEW RULES AND DEADLINES FOR 2018

By | 2018-06-25T08:12:49+00:00 June 25th, 2018|Categories: Electricity Markets, Energy Markets, Energy Policies, M·Blog|Tags: , , |

ARERA, or the new Regulation Authority for Energy Networks and Environments, with the resolution 921/2017 / R / eel of the 28th of December 2017, has disencumbered the new operating methods for the recognition of subsidies for energy-intensive consumers, defined in accordance with the Ministerial Decree of the 21st of December 2017, effective from the 1st [...]

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PSOE addressing Energy – advance or setback?

By | 2018-06-20T09:43:41+00:00 June 20th, 2018|Categories: Electricity Markets, Energy Markets, Featured, M·Blog, Spain|Tags: , , , , |

The month of June started in a very lively political atmosphere. As a result of a conviction against the Popular Party in the Gürtel case, Pedro Sanchez has become president of the government after the approval of a motion of censure against former president Mariano Rajoy. This has happened in the middle of the mandate, two [...]

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Gas in Spain: towards a more competitive market

By | 2018-06-12T15:34:03+00:00 May 30th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Gas, M·Blog|Tags: , , |

Last Friday, Magnus CMD attended the Gas Industrial Forum 2018, organized by Gas Industrial Association. The most important players of the Iberian gas market were represented in the event, both from large consumers, as well as from regulatory and control bodies such as CNMC, ENAGAS, MIBGAS and MINETAD. In this forum, we had the opportunity to [...]

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Portugal: 103% Renewables 0% Guarantees

By | 2018-06-12T15:34:03+00:00 May 16th, 2018|Categories: Electricity Markets, Energy Markets, Featured, M·Blog, Portugal|Tags: , , |

March of 2018 was the “greenest” month ever in Portugal. The energy generated from clean sources exceeded demand by 3%, beating the record of 99% capacity achieved in 2014. This could mean that all the energy consumed in our households came from renewable energy sources and, not even if not entirely true, it’s still a praiseworthy [...]

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What happened to carbon price?

By | 2018-06-12T15:34:03+00:00 May 8th, 2018|Categories: Energy Markets, Featured, M·Blog|Tags: , , , |

The carbon emission rights of the European emission trading system (EU-ETS, for its acronym in English) have gone up in price by 60% since last January and have tripled since May last year when they cost 4.38 euros/ton, up to 13.82 euros in April of this year. Following the data of the European Commission released this [...]

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