In a BEMIP stakeholder workshop, THEMA, EA and COWI will present a study and recommendations for a roadmap for offshore wind development in the Baltic Sea. The open workshop is hosted by the European Commission on March 15 in Brussels.
2018 was a pivotal year for power markets. Sharp price increases dominated developments. In our forecasts we discuss whether this trend will continue. In special chapters we look into PPAs and consequences of the German coal exit.
Experience with Local Energy Communities is limited. They would be better supported by time-limited regulatory exemptions to facilitate experimentation than by reform of the current regime, which might put consumer protections and efficiency at risk.
Achieving climate goals requires significant investment in the electricity network. The associated costs are borne by customers. If network charges are equalised nationally, overall costs will increase and electrification will be made less cost-effective.
THEMA is at E-world in Essen, 5th-7th February. You find us at the Montel booth (Hall 3/Stand 3-124).
In 2018, Statnett tested the remote disconnection of loads as a source of flexibility in Northern Norway as part of the ‘Large-Scale Load Management’ pilot project. THEMA’s evaluation concludes that the pilot was successful, although its scale was smaller than originally planned.
After a long wait, market participants and analysts were taken by surprise when the Swedish and Norwegian regulators suggested a date-based stop rule for the elcertificate market this Tuesday. The news sent the elcertificate price down by 18%. Read more: T-CG Insight 2018-07 >> A date-based stop rule in 2030 serves a killing blow to […]
High fuel and carbon prices low availability and low hydro inflows have led to a price rally. We address these developments and discuss the implications for power markets. Our special issues discuss the future of the EU-ETS, and the Baltic markets.
Einar Aas’ spectacular betting on the spread between Nordic and German power prices has already hurt other players in the market as they top up their contributions to Nasdaq’s default fund.
In its fourth national energy research strategy, Energi21 recommends increased research effort targeting six areas that will help prepare Norway for a low-carbon future. THEMA has assisted in the process.