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The European Daily Electricity Markets report supplies market participants with in-depth coverage of Europe's power sector.
The coverage includes independent price assessments, indices and analysis on the latest market developments, fundamentals data and daily news stories.
The power package add-on includes further commentary and exchange prices for coal and European carbon markets, as well as analysis of fuel switching trends
Highly accurate price forecasts and HPFCs for all trading horizons on the German power market – Intraday, day-ahead and long term. The ICIS price forecasts combine a range of modelling techniques, including regression and neural network approaches, to accurately forecast prices in all situations.
ICIS forecasts for national demand deliver highest accuracy by processing an unusually high number of input variables without overfitting, including highest resolution weather data.
Hourly Price Forward Curves for the German power market model the effect of increasing renewable capacity on price shapes. The forward-looking HPFCs are built using the superior ICIS spot price model and give you the opportunity to identify real business risks and value assets reliably.
This complimentary annual report helps you understand what is happening in key European traded power markets. The report has separate chapters for each of the European power markets, including key markets as well as developing markets (i.e. Greece, Bulgaria, Romania etc). Each chapter looks at the following topics: state of the OTC market; counterparties; price driver; supply & demand; trading forums; data transparency; future outlook. There is also an executive summary covering all markets.
Our monthly European Clean Energy Markets report provides readers with second-to-none renewable power price assessments, pricing information on the over-the-counter ROCs market and Nordics’ renewable Elcertificates and as well as market commentary and key news stories.
The report recognises the importance of the renewable energy industry – not just in the UK, but all across Europe – ensuring readers have access to a comprehensive view of what’s happening across the markets and the reasons for the changes.
The ICIS Power Index (IPI) gives homes and businesses an insight into price trends on the UK wholesale electricity market. Robust energy markets are vital to the UK economy, and the IPI makes electricity price trends and activity more visible and accessible to household consumers and commercial buyers, as well as media and policy-makers.
The IPI is published daily by ICIS, an independent authority on UK electricity market pricing, and is available at no charge.
The IPI shows movements on the most liquid contracts for forward delivery on the UK electricity market, removing the impact of seasonality and weighted to reflect real consumption.
The IPI methodology details how this index is calculated.
The IPI will enable energy users, buyers, media and policymakers to answer the question “have wholesale energy prices risen or fallen over the last year?”
Specifically, the IPI shows the average daily price for electricity delivered over the next summer and winter in pounds per megawatt hours (£/MWh), weighted to show the extra demand for electricity in winter.
By accounting for a full year of delivery, the IPI will show the ‘real’ picture for energy price movements across the market – rather than price ‘rises’ based on greater demand during winter, with colder weather and shorter days, or price ‘falls’ because of lower demand in summer.
The IPI shows energy price trends in the UK wholesale market, but not how particular tariffs would be affected, or individual companies’ profit margins. This is similar to a stock market index like the FTSE 100, which shows trends across the market, but does not necessarily reflect the share price movements of an individual company.
Active wholesale markets are important in reaching a fair market value for UK electricity, and the IPI also shows how much electricity is trading for the front two seasons each day. As a result, the volumes used in the IPI indicate the level of participation in the wholesale market.
The UK’s electricity consumption is bought and sold many times over on the forward electricity markets, as buyers meet sellers to trade and manage their risk over many delivery timescales.
On any given day, there are various ways and places to buy wholesale electricity. Buyers and sellers can also trade wholesale electricity for use on different days, weeks, months, seasons or years. These prices can display a large degree of correlation, but they can also differ greatly. Short-term, daily prices may react to a short-term problem – such as a power station shutting down – but this may have no impact on the cost of electricity delivered on a long-term contract.
These differences often lead to debate over the ‘right’ wholesale price – and more importantly, whether the average price is moving up or down. For example, one person might discuss price trends for longer-term contract deliveries – such as the six-month contract for the next season – while another might refer to the price for electricity delivered each day, which is more volatile.
The IPI is designed to act as a neutral, independent indicator of wholesale market movements.
The IPI also demonstrates the UK electricity market at work, enabling non-industry participants to see price trends at a glance, based on real trading activity reflected by other price benchmarks in use within the industry.
2016 has been a defining year for the Balkan power markets which are finally on track to develop their trading potential and lay the foundations for future integration with the rest of Europe. While Hungary remains the star of the show with the most liquid and developed market in the SEE region, countries such as Bulgaria, Serbia and Croatia seem determined to make up for the lack of market progress over the past few years.
Following the March 2011 Japanese Fukushima nuclear disaster, Germany committed to phasing out nuclear power from its own electricity generation mix by the end of 2022. This graphic timeline shows the various legal steps Germany has been taking along the road to a reformed electricity sector.
The EU aims to establish more market-based and harmonised renewable energy subsidy systems across Europe without jeopardising the growth of green power capacities towards the targets member states have agreed on. This infographic gives an overview of how European countries are progressing towards achieving this aim.