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UK Gas & Power: Maintenance, Supply Risks Overtake Bearish Signals in European Energy Rally

VP Trading, Fanos Shiamishis, reports on energy market activity, covering the period 14th May – 20th May 2024. On our end-of-day pricing tool, The Source, we published an in-week high of £66.88/MWh for the Summer-26 seasonal power price on 20th May. In this blog, Fanos shares the market news and updates from the last week. 

UK Gas & Power: Maintenance, Supply Risks Overtake Bearish Signals in European Energy Rally

Tuesday saw the UK gas system undersupplied in the morning. In the...

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UK Gas & Power: Flipping Forecasts Whipsaw UK Energy Prices in Two-Way Trade

VP Trading, Fanos Shiamishis, reports on energy market activity, covering the period 7th May – 13th May 2024. On our end-of-day pricing tool, The Source, we published an in-week high of £64.52/MWh for the Summer-26 seasonal power price on 10th May. In this blog, Fanos shares the market news and updates from the last week. 

UK Gas & Power: Flipping Forecasts Whipsaw UK Energy Prices in Two-Way Trade

Tuesday saw the UK gas system oversupplied in the morning amid forecasts for above...

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Power Up Your PPA Knowledge: A Guide to the Evolving Market Ahead of All Energy 2024

The UK's energy market is in flux, presenting both challenges and opportunities for generators navigating the changing landscape of Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs). In this blog, James Clark, Business Development Manager, offers a sneak peek at the insights he will be sharing at his upcoming panel discussion at All Energy 2024. He explores the impact of recent market volatility, the rise of flexible PPAs, and the exciting potential of Corporate PPAs (CPPAs) with innovative structures like...

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Weekly market update - UK Gas & Power: Momentum Trading Trumps Fundamentals in Volatile Week for UK Markets

VP Trading, Fanos Shiamishis, reports on energy market activity, covering the period 30th  April – 3rd May 2024. On our end-of-day pricing tool, The Source, we published an in-week high of £64.03/MWh for the Summer-26 seasonal power price on 2nd May. In this blog, Fanos shares the market news and updates from the last week. 

UK Gas & Power: Momentum Trading Trumps Fundamentals in Volatile Week for UK Markets

European gas prices recovered on Tuesday due to a slight drop in Norwegian...

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Weekly market update - UK Gas & Power: Temperature Swings, Norwegian Maintenance Inject Volatility Into UK Markets

Head of Sales Trading, Fanos Shiamishis, reports on energy market activity, covering the period 23rd  April – 29th April 2024. On our end-of-day pricing tool, The Source, we published an in-week high of £65.41/MWh for the Summer-26 seasonal power price on 24th April. In this blog, Fanos shares the market news and updates from the last week. 

Tuesday saw bearish sentiment prevail despite an increase in day-ahead gas burn for power generation, as demand was expected to ease thereafter....

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Demystifying the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD): A Guide for Businesses

In this blog, Vishnu Aggarwal, Deputy VP of Origination and Renewables Trading and Bas Vreede, Head of Renewables Trading at SmartestEnergy, dive into the complexities of the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD). As the regulation unfolds, they shed light on the key requirements, implementation phases, and overall impact for businesses. This crucial information empowers businesses to navigate the path towards CSRD compliance with confidence.

The European Union (EU) has embarked...

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Celebrating two new Power Purchase Agreements with a visit to Horsey Levels Solar Farm

Following two successful Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) with Blackfinch Energy for two new solar projects, we were excited to travel to Somerset last month and visit the Horsey Levels solar farm to celebrate its official energisation. In this blog, James Clark, Business Development Manager at SmartestEnergy, shares a behind-the-scenes view of the site visit and the events of the day.

Following two new successful PPA deals with Blackfinch Energy, we were excited to visit the Horsey Levels...

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Weekly market update - UK Gas & Power: Bearish Fundamentals Limit Upside Despite Temporary Supply Concerns

Head of Sales Trading, Fanos Shiamishis, reports on energy market activity, covering the period 16th April –22nd April 2024. On our end-of-day pricing tool, The Source, we published an in-week high of £69.00/MWh for the Summer-26 seasonal power price on 16th April. In this blog, Fanos shares the market news and updates from the last week. 

Tuesday saw another rally in European gas prices, reaching a 3-month high at the TTF hub. This was driven by Norwegian outages, concerns over further...

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Weekly market update - UK Gas & Power: Bullish Shift on Geopolitical Jitters, Weekend Reversal

Head of Sales Trading, Fanos Shiamishis, reports on energy market activity, covering the period 9th  April –15th April 2024. On our end-of-day pricing tool, The Source, we published an in-week high of £68.56/MWh for the Summer-26 seasonal power price on 12th April. In this blog, Fanos shares the market news and updates from the last week. 

The gas and power markets opened the week on a softer note on Tuesday, trading sideways amid robust supply and strong renewable generation. Norwegian...

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Weekly market update -UK Gas and Power: Bearish Trend with Short-Term Fluctuations

Head of Sales Trading, Fanos Shiamishis, reports on energy market activity, covering the period 2nd  April – 8th April 2024. On our end-of-day pricing tool, The Source, we published an in-week high of £64.33/MWh for the Summer-24 seasonal power price on 5th April. In this blog, Fanos shares the market news and updates from the last week. 

The week began with a shift in focus to May and June contracts as April and Summer 2024 contracts expired, boosting liquidity in those months. Milder...

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