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Interview: How markets can help the EU power grid cope with 50% renewables
June 25, 2015
Peder Andreasen, new president of EU power grid operators' body Entso-e, and Bente Hagem, Entso-e's new chair, on plans for a new EU power market design.
Market grapples with trade-offs of trading US coal
June 18, 2015
US coal prices are down, markets are shrinking as participants drop out, and trading is significantly quieter as uncertainty swirls around the industry.
US power producers brace for summer demand
June 17, 2015
The official start of summer is just around the corner, and US electric power markets have been seeing increased demand as the mercury rises. What will the rest of the season hold?
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News & Data Feature: Global Nuclear Performance Analysis

June 22, 2015
World nuclear generation tracked by Platts in 2014 rose 1% compared to 2013, the first annual gain since 2011's Fukushima accident curbed global nuclear output sharply.
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2014 nuclear power generating trends
The biggest increase in output was in the Netherlands, where nuclear output from the country's single plant climbed 42% in 2014.
Gross nuclear generation by nation
The number of operable units globally has declined from 441 in 2010 to 429 in 2014, triggered by retirements in Germany, Japan and the US.

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FRENCH POWER: Day-ahead gains amid heatwave, supply concerns
London (Platts)--1 Jul 2015 1015 am EDT/1415 GMT
French day-ahead prices gained Wednesday due to rising temperatures and amid press reports raising supply concerns, sources said.
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Gas and Power Watch - Europe

Financial or non-financial? Why EU financial rules matter for energy companies

June 12, 2015 (7:22)

Platts Siobhan Hall on how energy companies will be affected by EU financial rules intended to tackle the kind of bad behavior in banks that led to the global financial crash.

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Mid-Atlantic dailies gained December 5 with the for-December 8 premium and firmer demand for the week ending December 12, along with an uptick in spot gas markets, terms moved up with the rally in NYMEX gas. PJM West Hub day-ahead on-peak futures gained $2 to the mid-$40/MWh for December 8 delivery on the IntercontinentalExchange. PJM West on-peak weekend packages were in the mid-$30s/MWh on ICE, with off-peak weekend packages valued in the upper $20s/MWh.

The Barrel Blog

June 23, 2015
Some US power markets are seeing downward pressure on prices from the weak natural gas price environment , while others are seeing shifting dynamics thanks to drought and changing energy mixes.
June 18, 2015
In Q1 this year, the amount of power generated by California's 44 wind farms fell off by around 35% compared to Q1 of 2014, according to data filed with the US FERC and the EIA compiled by Platts.
June 11, 2015
US natural gas production growth is impressive itself, but what makes it even more impressive is it has come while prices have been depressed and demand has lagged.
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North American Electricity methodologyPublished December 2014

This statement of methodology for Platts' North American electricity includes detailed information on the submission of price data from market participants, the formation of indexes and assessments, and the publication of index-related information, including volumes and deal counts.

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