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De Baseload pretio in Gallia (On the price of Baseload in France)

While discussions and speculations about the Arenh, its abolition, adaptation and replacement are in full swing, it seems relevant to us to look at the question of the price of electricity in France in its most fundamental component: the price of Baseload (constant power band across the 8760 hours of the year). Indeed, the Arenh …

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Communication Breakdown

It is well known that EDF has a majority presence in the electricity generation in France. More specifically, EDF is the only player which produces nuclear-based electricity, which accounts for more than 70% of the French power mix. The production fluctuations of the French nuclear fleet immediately translate into price variations on the electricity futures …

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Mecapa in 2020: chronicle of a peculiar mechanism in uncertain times

Year 2020 would have been a very special year for the Capacity Mechanism Market, too. It would have started “normally” following the 2019 trend. However, the pandemic and its procession of consequences and restrictive measures then reshuffled the cards on the Capacity Market and drove up the prices of Capacity Guarantees when, on April 6th, …

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