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France energy markets outlook H1 2014 - power

France energy markets outlook H1 2014 - power

Report summary

The French power market will continue to be dominated by supply from nuclear - the lasting legacy of a major programme of reactor construction undertaken during the 1970’s to reduce the country’s dependence on imports of foreign fuels.

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Due to their sensitivity to political events and the global economy, energy demand and trade remain extremely volatile. The rapidly changing cost environment for hydrocarbon production and renewable energy, combined with energy policy changes, means the fuel mix in energy markets can be unpredictable at best. Further complicating the outlook is the transition and pace of the energy-intensive developing world from industrial to services-based economic growth, supporting the growing need for power generation.

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  • Executive summary
    • Nuclear supply continues to dominate despite policy change
    • Policy on energy transition edges forward
    • Flexible supply delivered by capacity mechanism
    • Renewable targets beyond the reach of the power sector in 2020
  • Economic outlook
  • Market structure
  • Policy and regulation
    • Key bodies, legislation & targets
    • Maintaining adequate supply at peak
    • Renewables incentives
      • Feed-in tariffs
    • Energy policy reform
  • Demand
    • Forecast power demand by sector
      • Residential demand
      • Industrial demand
      • Commercial/other demand
      • Energy industries
      • Losses
  • Supply
    • Existing capacity
    • Capacity developments and forecast
      • Nuclear
      • Gas
      • Renewables
      • Coal and oil
    • Overall capacity and peak margins
  • Supply-demand balances
    • Annual generation by source
      • Changes in supply between outlooks
      • Renewable targets out of reach in 2020
  • Trade
    • Europe's foremost exporter of power maintains its role
      • Nuclear policy risk to cross-border flows
  • Prices
    • Annual wholesale power prices
      • Spark and dark spreads

In this report there are 15 tables or charts, including:

  • Executive summary
    • Power supply by source
  • Economic outlook
    • Q1 2014 Economic indicators (2005-2030)
    • GDP forecast - France
  • Market structure
    • French power network
  • Policy and regulation
    • Key offices
    • Key targets
    • Feed-in tariff levels by technology (as of November 2013)
  • Demand
    • Gross power demand by sector
  • Supply
    • Total capacity by fuel
  • Supply-demand balances
    • Generation by source
    • Changes in power supply between forecasts
    • Renewable power generation target and forecast (excluding hydro)
  • Trade
    • Net exports
  • Prices
    • Annual wholesale price
    • Spark and dark spread - fuel and emissions
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