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GB System Performance Report – February 2018

Aurora’s System performance report provides a monthly snapshot of key operating characteristics for the GB power system. Which fuels are most used? Which power plants most profitable? How would a change in the price of gas or coal impact the system price through the dispatch?

Highlights of our February report include:

  1. In the last week of February the daily gas price more than doubled to £40/MWh due to supply concerns in the face of cold weather, exceeding the previous high in 2013 by over £5/MWh.
  2. Power prices rose dramatically on the back of the high gas prices, with the spot price reaching £194/MWh on the 28th February.
  3. Margins remained relaxed throughout the month compared to previous years, even during the bitterly cold weather at the end of the month – in part due to high wind output during this period.
  4. Cold weather and high gas prices created an opportunity for coal, which supplied 13% of the power mix in February, doubling its average load factor compared to January.
  5. The UK was a net exporter to France for the last couple of days of the month, as France experienced high demand due to the cold weather.
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