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Germany Pushing Towards Coal in Early-August

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German hard-coal-fired generation ramped up to the highest weekly average since March for the first week of August according to Platts at 6.36 GW for Week 31 (Aug. 1-8), up 21% week-on-week.

  • Meanwhile, German gas generation fell sharply after reaching a six-month-high in July, transmission operator data aggregated by Fraunhofer ISE showed Aug. 8, falling 24% to 4.26 GW over the same period.
  • Gas-fired generation hit a record Eur437.48/MWh Aug. 3 compared to just Eur184.12/MWh for an older coal units according to Platts.

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German hard-coal-fired generation ramped up to the highest weekly average since March for the first week of August according to Platts at 6.36 GW for Week 31 (Aug. 1-8), up 21% week-on-week.

  • Meanwhile, German gas generation fell sharply after reaching a six-month-high in July, transmission operator data aggregated by Fraunhofer ISE showed Aug. 8, falling 24% to 4.26 GW over the same period.
  • Gas-fired generation hit a record Eur437.48/MWh Aug. 3 compared to just Eur184.12/MWh for an older coal units according to Platts.