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United Kingdom power and renewables market long-term outlook H1 2016

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13 September 2016

United Kingdom power and renewables market long-term outlook H1 2016

Report summary

Deteriorating economics have led to major change in the contribution of coal to UK power supply and accelerated coal plant retirements. Coal's decline prompts a substantial upturn in the market’s requirement for gas. Gas-fired power production in the first nine months of 2016 was at its highest level since 2011. The role of renewables will continue to expand, although with some significant contrasts between the growth rates of different technologies.

Table of contents

    • Key changes and recent trends
  • Supply-demand balances
    • The capacity market drives investment in new flexibly supply
    • High emissions costs behind coal’s demise
    • Renewables challenged to reduce costs
    • Net Imports
  • Prices

Tables and charts

This report includes 6 images and tables including:

  • Annual power supply by source
  • Renewable power supply & market share
  • Base load power price forecast comparison:
  • Clean Spreads (Carbon Floor Price):
  • Change between outlooks – annual supply by source
  • Power imports by source

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    Executive summary

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    Supply-demand balances

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    Capacity

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    Transfers

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    Prices

    PDF 84.35 KB

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