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London (Platts)--19 Feb 2018 603 am EST/1103 GMT
Swiss hydro reserves registered their biggest drawdown so far this year with the decline almost twice as big as last year, but remain around 1 TWh above record-low levels seen in early 2017, data from the Federal Energy Office showed.
Houston (Platts)--18 Feb 2018 435 pm EST/2135 GMT
The Public Utility Commission of Texas on Thursday directed its staff to draft an order approving Sempra Energy's purchase of Oncor Electric Delivery, majority owner of Texas' largest transmission system, in a deal valued at almost $16.5 billion.
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ASEAN Electricity Markets

December 26, 2017
Singapore has come a long way from a government-regulated power supply era. In 2018, it will have a fully liberalized power market where even household consumers can choose to buy the cheapest electricity from a laundry list of suppliers.
Singapore's electricity markets: Trailblazer or flicker of light?
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For the ASEAN power grid, politics is the biggest turn off
For the ASEAN power grid, politics is the biggest turn off
At least three projects to create the long-delayed ASEAN power grid are in progress and the biggest hurdle for all of them is the lack of political will and coordination, which can be hard to find in Southeast Asia.


November 27, 2017
Is peak oil demand a myth? Capitol Crude goes to Georgetown University to debate how electric vehicles, technology, policy and petrochemicals (and more) will influence whether demand for crude oil will peak around 2030.
October 26, 2017
The EU is taking steps to prevent Brexit from inadvertently crashing the EU carbon price next year. In this podcast, we discuss the policies, price impacts and next steps for the European carbon market.
October 18, 2017
Ahead of the inaugural Platts Digital Commodities Summit, we spoke to our premier event sponsor, James Robert ("Bo") Collins, Founder of Matrix Global, on the key theme of how blockchain technology is moving from proof-of-concept to market reality.
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The Barrel Blog

February 08, 2018
UK energy start-up Gravitricity announced February 7 it had received a GBP650,000 ($903,400) grant from Innovate UK, the UK government’s innovation agency, for a plan to use old mines shafts to store energy.
February 01, 2018
There is no question that China is combining industrial and environmental policies in a way that is more radical than most, if not all, Western governments.
December 21, 2017
Earlier this month, Asia’s largest oil trading hub, Singapore, launched its first electric vehicle-sharing service with 80 cars and 30 charging stations. This will eventually hit 1,000 electric cars and 500 stations with 2,000 charging points.
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North American Electricity methodology

Published 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.

North American Electricity methodology

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