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Price Path Emissions

As we make the transition to net-zero carbon, it’s always interesting see forecasts of emissions in the future. Every time we run our quarterly long-term forecast, the ‘Price Path’, we get updated forecasts of how emissions might change in the electricity sector.

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Electricity Contract Indexes February 2022, Issue 155

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Electricity Contract Indexes January 2022, Issue 154

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Wholesale Market Review

The frequency of blog posts fell off last year after October as we found ourselves in an early Christmas rush period. We hope to be more consistent this year. First up, our submission on the Electricity Authority’s wholesale market review.

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Electricity Contract Indexes December 2021, Issue 153

CFD index went down, FPVV index went up, so no change to the overall index this month, which stayed at 11.1 c/kWh ($111/MWh) Read More
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Electricity Contract Indexes November 2021, Issue 152

The main index fell by 7.6% this month, mainly the result of a fall in the FPVV sub-index. This month the data showed six new long-term contracts of ten year terms, following on from the three that appeared last month. Read More
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Electricity Contract Indexes October, Issue 151

The main index rose this month as buyng pressure came back into the futures market. Three large CFDs are excluded from the indexes because they are ten years in length or more, and therefore are exempt from price disclosure under the Electricity Industry Participation Code. Read More
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Of twists and turns and the meaning of Tiwai

We talk about the Tiwai Pt aluminium smelter almost every day at work – will it stay, or will it go? But it occurred to me today that I have absolutely no idea what Tiwai means in Te Reo Māori. I went searching, and was surprised at what I found.

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New Option Contract: Cap 300

A new hedge contract started trading in September 2020. It’s a cap product with strike price of $300/MWh. Over 320 of these contracts traded so far, but we still don’t know who is selling them.

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Electricity Contract Indexes September, Issue 150

The main index continued its fall this month, as did both the FPVV and CFD indexes. The traded volumes in the indexes were relatively low again this month, perhaps as a result of lockdowns, but this may be pure coincidence.\
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