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Italy power markets long-term outlook H1 2015

Italy power markets long-term outlook H1 2015

Report summary

Italy's reliance on gas generation has supported power prices above those in neighbouring markets, although Italy’s dependence on power imports is also a major factor in pricing.  Imports will remain an integral part of the power supply mix, but volumes will fall as cross-border price differentials diminish.

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  • Executive summary
    • Gas and renewables dominate supply
    • Emissions legislation curtails the contribution of coal and oil
    • The premium on Italian power prices will ease, but not all factors point to softer prices
    • Links to related reports:
  • Demand
    • Residential
    • Commercial/Other
    • Industrial
    • Losses and energy industries
  • Supply
    • Existing capacity
      • Gas
      • Renewables
      • Coal and oil
      • Nuclear
    • Peak demand and margins
  • Infrastructure
  • Supply-demand balances
    • Annual generation by source
  • Trade
    • Europe's largest importer sees power flows reduce over time
  • Prices
    • Annual wholesale power prices and spreads

In this report there are 13 tables or charts, including:

  • Executive summary
    • Power supply by source and net imports
  • Demand
    • Power demand
  • Supply
    • Existing capacity
    • Forecast new capacity
    • Generation capacity by fuel
    • Generation capacity and peak demand
    • Reserve margin
  • Infrastructure
    • Electricity infrastructure map
  • Supply-demand balances
    • Annual generation by fuel
    • Generation outputs – change between forecasts
  • Trade
    • Net imports
  • Prices
    • Wholesale prices and supply costs
    • Spark and dark spread - fuel and emissions
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