BY CONTINUING TO USE THIS SITE, YOU ARE AGREEING TO OUR USE OF COOKIES. REVIEW OUR PRIVACY & COOKIE NOTICE
X
Skip Navigation LinksHome|News & Analysis|Podcasts| Commodities Spotlight Podcasts

Commodities Spotlight Podcasts

UK coal plant shut down could exacerbate power price spikes on tight supply

April 13, 2018 (5:58 mins)



Coal is on its way out of the UK power generation mix, yet has remained as a fall-back option on days of peak demand such as when the National Grid warned of a natural gas deficit on March 1. Capacity market auctions are at a record low, which could speed up the closure of exiting UK coal plants and power prices are likely to become more volatile as the thermal stack gets narrower. Platts associate editorial director for European power and gas Gareth Carpenter discusses the implications with power and coal editors Shubh Shukla and Joseph Clarke.


We welcome any feedback or suggestions for topics. Contact us at webeditor@platts.com.


Platts Email


Download our special report:
Changing lanes: A roadmap for transport and future energy markets

S&P Global Platts investigates the potential impact on energy and metals markets from dramatic changes sweeping the transport sector, led by electric vehicles but also including other alternative fuels, autonomous vehicles, policy and changes in consumer behavior. Includes insight from across S&P Global and interviews with thought leaders from OPEC, Rio Tinto and Groupe PSA.

Download now





Copyright © 2018 S&P Global Platts, a division of S&P Global. All rights reserved.