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European emissions trading system, success or failure?

By | 2018-09-25T12:38:20+00:00 September 25th, 2018|Categories: Energy Markets, Featured, M·Blog|Tags: , , |

The price of CO2 is on everyone's lips and adds to the concerns of consumers who have been increasing their costs for the purchase of energy since a couple of years ago’ summer. Starting with the drought that we suffered in the country since the beginning of 2016, passing through the nuclear crisis in France that [...]

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The end of the daylight saving time: how does it affect to the company’s energy costs?

By | 2018-09-18T17:43:30+00:00 September 18th, 2018|Categories: Energy Markets, Featured, M·Blog|Tags: , , |

September surprised bringing news that creates both sympathy and rejection at the same time: Brussels proposes the end of the daylight-saving time. Around 4.6 million people participated in a non-binding survey on the continuity of this measure and nothing less than 80% of the participants were against shifting their time twice a year. On Friday, September [...]

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Transmission System imbalances: A general overview from the consumer

By | 2018-09-12T15:26:10+00:00 September 12th, 2018|Categories: Electricity Markets, Energy Markets, Featured, M·Blog|Tags: , , |

All agents participating in the electricity market commit to generate or consume an accurate amount of energy in a precise future time interval (imbalance settlement period). When the final electrical energy provided (generators) or withdrawn (consumers) from the system differs from the one initially programmed and agreed upon with the system, what is known in the [...]

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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. [...]

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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 [...]

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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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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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