Power's results for the quarter reflect the impact of strong hedging, an increase in operation from the gas-fired combined cycle fleet and an improvement in spark spreads
with the availability of low-cost gas supply which offset the anticipated effect of a decline in capacity prices.
Peak hour spark spreads
for 7 mmBtu/MWh gas units at the Minnesota hub average $7.
The UK gas engine market has improved steadily since the major slump in 2008 and we expect the market size for the 400 kWe and 2 MWe size band to double between now and 2020 driven by improving spark spreads
and a supportive policy framework for biogas installations.
Its power generation segment is expected to be around break even in the second half, with the result impacted by lower realised spark spreads
and higher levels of plant outages.
These difficulties include supply and demand issues and weak spark spreads
- the difference between the price of electricity and the cost of fuel used to produce it.
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plants, based on reduced expected operating margins for these facilities largely as a result of weaker spark spreads
in the North East U.
com)-- Cross-commodity trading, the development of dark and spark spreads
in Europe and the impact of carbon will be discussed during the closing session of EMART Energy 2011 that is taking place from 23 November in Lyon, France.
Downstream, the UK residential energy supply business has benefited from its strong competitive position, while upstream the business continues to face low gas prices and modest clean spark spreads
Low spark spreads
- the difference between the price of electricity and the cost of fuel used to produce it - were also a major factor in Texas and New England, where losses of pounds 7 million were seen.
This stemmed from low trading liquidity and weak spark spreads
- the difference between the price of electricity and the cost of the fuel used to produce it.