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Price Formation with 100% Renewable Electricity

This week Greg Sise provides a summary of his presentation on the problem of price formation with 100% renewable electricity, which he presented at the the Electricity Authority’s Market Development Advisory Group (MDAG) recently.

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Energy Link’s 25th Anniversary

Thursday of last week, 2nd September, marked the 25th anniversary of Energy Link Ltd. This post is a reflection on company and personal history, against a backdrop of an industry in transition. Over the last 25 years, it’s fair to say that some things have changed, but then some things have not.

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Hedging Fundamentals Part 5 - The role of forecasting in hedging

Forecasts of spot prices are an important tool in the hedging toolkit, and this post provides an overview of the role of forecasts in hedging.

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Electricity Contract Indexes August, Issue 149

The main index fell this month, as we expected it would.\
But there were only three contracts to include in the indexes, one each for CFD and FPVV, which is unusual, but not unprecedented. Read More
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Contract Indexes August, Issue 149

The main index fell this month, as we expected it would. But there were only two contracts to include in the indexes, one each for CFD and FPVV, which is unusual, but not unprecedented.

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Perspectives on the 9th August Outages

The blackout event of Monday 9th August caused a huge amount of negative publicity for the electricity market, but let’s take a closer look at some interesting aspects of this event.

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Updated: Energy Trendz Daily 9 August 2021 (Interim)

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Electricity Contract Indexes July, Issue 148

The main index rose this month, but it does look like the market is at a peak, and the CFD index actually dropped like a stone this month, though this was on only one CFD contract that could be included in the indexes. Read More
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Is the Gas Market Working for Consumers?

The Gas Industry Company (GIC) recently released a consultation paper on gas market settings and whether these are fit for the purpose of helping New Zealand through the transition to low-carbon energy. Somewhat belatedly, here are my thoughts. \

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Electricity Contract Indexes June 2021, Issue 147

There were 7 contracts traded that were eligible to include in the index calculations this month, which was a step up from last month which had only 3 contracts. Read More

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