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Europe power markets long-term outlook H2 2015

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Report summary

The continuing pursuit of environmental targets presents a mounting challenge to Europe s power markets and the companies operating in them. With power demand suffering from the prolonged after effects of economic recession and strong growth in incentive driven renewable supplies wholesale power prices are experiencing a period of significant weakness and are well below the level required to incentivise investments in conventional plant.

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    Supply-demand balances

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    Risks and uncertainties

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Table of contents

  • Executive summary
  • Demand
  • Supply
  • Supply-demand balances
  • Risks and uncertainties

Tables and charts

This report includes 11 images and tables including:


  • European power supply by source
  • Renewable electricity supply and targets
  • Electricity demand
  • Break-even costs of new-build technologies (LRMC)
  • Long-run economics of gas and coal generators – fuel and emissions cost parity
  • Growth in renewable generation capacity and share of total supply
  • Cost of renewable support per unit of total power supply (2012)
  • Power supply by source
  • Carbon intensity of power supply (ETS markets only)
  • Power supply - change between forecasts


  • Capacity market and strategic reserve arrangements in European power markets

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