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GB Wholesale Market Summary – June 2019

Aurora’s GB wholesale market report provides a monthly summary of key characteristics in the wholesale market, ranging from overviews of fundamental system drivers to estimates of major company performance and snapshots of individual plant operation.

Highlights of the June 2019 report include:

  1. While fuel prices and demand continued to fall, the average monthly wholesale price in June remained similar to May, at £39.4/MWh. This is, however, a steep decline of 26% compared to June 2018.
  2. With temperatures remaining persistently high, demand in June fell by 6.9% relative to May. Despite a rise in renewables generation, thermal share of total production remained at 45%, as nuclear production fell.
  3. Total monthly gross profits increased by £107m compared to May, due to lower fuel prices and scarcity events such as the tripping of West Burton B units that tightened capacity margins and increased top percentile of prices.
  4. Total gross profits for wind assets rose by 30% from May to June, driven by a rise in wind capture price of £1.5/MWh and load factors of 6 percentage points.

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