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United Kingdom power markets long-term outlook H2 2015

United Kingdom power markets long-term outlook H2 2015

Report summary

The development of power supply in the UK is shaped by the market’s exposure to the loss of coal-fired generation, as well as continued growth in renewables, particularly offshore wind. The market is impacted perhaps more than any other in Western Europe by EU emissions controls, particularly the Large Combustion Plant Directive (LCPD) - although the influence of this measure is now all-but played out and the Industrial Emissions Directive (IED).

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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
    • Key changes and recent trends
      • The UK power story is about the change in supply mix
        • UK power supply by source
        • UK power demand by sector
      • Capacity market auctions have not delivered new gas far
      • UK carbon floor price key for coal to gas switching
      • Market reforms manage the cost of policy goals
      • Prices
      • Net imports
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In this report there are 4 tables or charts, including:

  • Executive summary
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    • Base load power price forecast comparison:
    • Clean Spreads (Carbon Floor Price):
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