Wind generation expected to rise – DMR

The UK’s wind generation is expected to rise to 3.2GW today, according to npower’s daily market report. Nicholas Morgan from the Optimisation Desk said: “It should give CCGTs some relief […]

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By Jacqueline Echevarria

The UK’s wind generation is expected to rise to 3.2GW today, according to npower’s daily market report.

Nicholas Morgan from the Optimisation Desk said: “It should give CCGTs some relief as they are now providing 59% of the stack and coal 9% while the Dutch and French interconnectors are importing close to capacity.”

The peak margin is above 11.5GW.

The gas system is 8mcm undersupplied this morning.

Mr Morgan added: “The main reason is a drop in Norwegian flows due to outages.”

 

Langeled is nominating at 23mcm and exports to Belgium are rising.

Mr Morgan went on: “Temperatures are warmer than seasonal normal but it wont last as latest forecasts are suggesting well below average normal levels next week for at least six to 10 days.”

Brent oil is trading at $45.6/bbl (£31.4/bbl).

Mr Morgan said: “Kuwait’s oil production is coming back to normal levels after thousands of striking workers returned to their jobs yesterday but this has been out shadowed by two news yesterday: US crude stockpiles are finally declining and the OPEC members are already scheduling to postpone the next meeting on production freeze from June to May.”