The Haven Power Market Report

The Haven Power Market Report is a weekly pricing report that analyses and explains energy market fluctuations over the past 7 days. For a more in-depth analysis, speak to Haven […]

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By george marshall

The Haven Power Market Report is a weekly pricing report that analyses and explains energy market fluctuations over the past 7 days.

For a more in-depth analysis, speak to Haven Power directly on 01473 707755 quoting reference HP250.

Seasonal Contracts

A mixed story across the curve, with the front season (Winter-17) dropping by around £0.10/MWh in contrast to the remaining secure and promote seasons (Summer-18 to Summer-19) gaining £0.15-£0.20/MWh.

Prompt/Day-ahead Power

Day-ahead baseload prices stayed comparatively low – under £40/MWh for most of the week. Unusually, the most expensive day was Sunday 23rd; although demand is generally low over the weekend, there was less generation output from wind and solar. Therefore, more expensive generation was required to make up this shortfall.

Imbalance Prices

System prices have been relatively unremarkable over the last week, with no negative prices and a minimum price of £0.95/MWh. The most costly half hour was period 39 on Monday 17th at £109.99/MWh, as some relatively expensive pumped storage and coal generation was brought on to support the system. The mean price over the week was £37.90/MWh.

Renewables and other

A week of mixed weather in the UK, with much of the country suffering thunderstorms over Monday night/Tuesday morning. Solar generation had a strong start, with a peak output of over 8GW on Monday. However, cloudier conditions in the remainder of the week led to diminished generation. Wind power was relatively productive with a mean output of 5GW over the week. Unfortunately, this dropped to below 2GW on Sunday, causing day-ahead baseload to breach the £40/MWh mark.

Disclaimer:
Although all reasonable efforts have been made to verify the information in this report and provide the highest possible accuracy, no warranty, express or implied, is given by Haven Power Limited in respect of this information. Furthermore, the provision of this report does not constitute advice of any kind and should not be taken as the basis for any commercial or financial decisions.  Any such decision should be made on the basis of your own records, knowledge and perception of power market data, supplemented with appropriate independent expert advice when required.