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October 12, 2011

Increased German renewables hits baseload power profits: study

Increased renewable power generation and the associated phenomenon of negative power prices on the German power exchange EEX is hitting the profitability of baseload power production and creating a greater need for more flexible generation, a study by Belgian energy regulator CREG shows.

The study was completed in early September and CREG posted it on its website late Tuesday. It looks into the effects of increased output from intermittent renewables generation, especially wind, and its effect on baseload generators both in Germany and neighboring countries. 

- Paul Whitehead / Platts [read full Article]

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