French spark spreads point to high summer gas burn

Positive spark spreads indicate gas-fired power generation will play a major role in France’s electricity generation sector this summer.

ICIS looks at the key reasons why spark spreads – which indicate when gas-fired generation is profitable against coal – have become more profitable. These include the nuclear generation issues that plagued the French energy markets at the back-end of 2016.

ICIS also examines the other fundamental drivers which will determine the level of gas burn from the French electricity sector in the coming months.

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