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France power markets long-term outlook H1 2014

France power markets long-term outlook H1 2014

Report summary

France's power market is dominated by nuclear power - the legacy of the major programme of reactor construction undertaken during the 1970's with the objective of reducing the country's dependence on foreign fuel imports. France is now in the process of developing a new generation of nuclear reactors, with the commencement, at the end of 2007, of construction on a 1,600 MW plant at Flamanville - employing so called Generation III+ PWR technology. 

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The power sector is rapidly transitioning to a cleaner generation mix supported by technological and regulatory changes. Regional markets and structures are adjusting to these new realities with implications on fuel demand, commodity pricing and asset values.

This Power Markets Long Term Outlook report provides a detailed analysis of supply, demand and price fundamentals, as well as the regulatory and market issues affecting regional power markets.

Use this report to examine key issues driving regulatory and economic trends and identify future growth opportunities in regional power markets.

Wood Mackenzie's detailed analysis and reliable market forecasts give you a strong foundation for your investment decisions and corporate planning. Our experienced power research analysts use high-quality proprietary gas, coal and oil markets research to help you unlock power market fundamentals and identify future growth opportunities.

  • Executive summary
    • Nuclear supply continues to dominate despite policy change
      • Power supply by source
    • 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
    • GDP forecast - France
  • Market structure
    • French power network
  • Policy and regulation
    • Key bodies, legislation & targets
      • Key offices
    • Maintaining adequate supply at peak
    • NOME specified requirements for a capacity mechanism to be introduced in 2015, to ensure the availability of sufficient capacity to meet demand at peak. Details on the capacity mechanism and suppliers' capacity obligation are outlined below:
    • Renewables incentives
      • Feed-in tariffs
        • Feed-in tariff levels by technology (as of November 2013)
        • 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
      • Gas
      • Renewables
      • Coal and oil
    • Overall capacity and peak margins
      • Total capacity by fuel
  • Supply-demand balances
    • Annual generation by source
      • Generation by source
      • Changes in power supply between forecasts
      • Renewable power generation target and forecast (excluding hydro)
  • Trade
    • Europe's foremost exporter of power maintains its role
      • Net exports
    • Nuclear policy risk to cross-border flows
  • Prices
    • Annual wholesale power prices
      • Spark and dark spreads

In this report there are 19 tables or charts, including:

  • Executive summary
    • Executive summary: Image 1
  • Economic outlook
    • Q1 2014 Economic indicators (2005-2030)
    • Economic outlook: Image 1
  • Market structure
    • Market structure: Table 1
  • Policy and regulation
    • Policy and regulation: Table 1
    • Policy and regulation: Table 2
    • Policy and regulation: Table 3
  • Demand
    • Power demand by sector
  • Supply
    • Existing capacity
    • Forecast new capacity
    • Supply: Image 3
    • Generation capacity and peak demand
    • Reserve margin
  • Supply-demand balances
    • Supply-demand balances: Image 1
    • Supply-demand balances: Image 2
    • Supply-demand balances: Image 3
  • Trade
    • Trade: Image 1
  • Prices
    • Prices: Image 1
    • Spark and dark spread - fuel and emissions
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