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Kathryn Briskie, Product Specialist
March 27, 2015
On Friday morning, March 27 2015, Dutch TSO Tennet experienced technical issues at 380 kV substation near Diemen power plant which caused power outages in parts of the Northern Netherlands, Amsterdam and Schiphol Airport. According to Tennet, the problem with the grid was detected at 9:37...
Carl Evans and Dylan White, Oil Analysts
March 27, 2015
Last week, Canadian crude storage built by 2.6 mmbbls, with inventories at both Edmonton and Hardisty increasing by more than 1 mmbbls. Inventories at Edmonton reached the highest level measured since Genscape began monitoring the location in 2010. Though the inventories are at a record level, the...
Ross Fessenden, CAISO Power Market Analyst
March 26, 2015
In recent days, solar generation in California has been playing a large role in driving exceptionally weak midday pricing across southern portions of the state. While this behavior is not abnormal during strong solar generation, the magnitude of the recent weak prices has been quite jarring. These...
Suzanne Evans, Senior Product Manager, NGLs
March 26, 2015
Recent steam cracker outages in Texas have provided some support to spot ethylene prices, but the downside price risk once these crackers return is significant given the lack of exit capacity from Texas to Louisiana. After a relatively quiet winter, a slew of ethylene cracker outages has popped up in...
Chris Jylkka, Director, West Desk
March 24, 2015
Unlike the eastern U.S. power markets, where there are organized entities such as PJM, MISO, NYISO and ISO NE, the western U.S. power interconnect has vast areas with relatively little market structure or regulatory oversight. In the west, there are the California Independent System...
Pedro Mulero, Regional Director, Demand & Wind Forecasting
March 24, 2015
Genscape has significantly upgraded its wind generation forecasting methodology for all major power markets in the continental U.S. Not only have bulk regional (ISO-level) forecasts seen sizable improvements (Figure 1), but individual wind farm forecasts are much more reliable as well (Figure 2)....
Hillary Stevenson, Manager, Supply Chain Network
March 17, 2015
Crude oil inventories at Cushing, OK, hit an all-time high on Tuesday, March 10, 2015, surpassing the previous all-time high set in 2013, as measured by Genscape. WTI prices fell in reaction to the growing Cushing supply, posting new six-year lows. As of March 15, WTI front month prices have fallen 55...
Tedann Olsen, Managing Director, European Products
March 17, 2015
On Friday, March 20, 2015 a solar eclipse will pass over Europe between 8:40AM and 12:50PM CET. The reduction of solar radiation during these hours is expected to have an impact given the 89 GWs of solar-powered generation capacity installed across the continent. The total impact to the continental European...
Twan Vollebregt, Managing Director
March 06, 2015
In January 2015, ENTSO-E launched a new transparency platform with data being made available for hourly German power demand that is subtly different from the data that (until recently) was made available via the old ENSTO-E platform. In the chart below we illustrate the differences between the...
Rick Margolin, Senior Natural Gas Analyst & Colette Breshears, Natural Gas Analyst
March 04, 2015
Contrary to some market reports, Transco's Leidy Southeast Expansion Project is not yet in operation. Genscape believes that some market estimates of Transco flows through Station 190 are not representative of actual behavior at that point or on Transco as a whole. On February 26, 2015,...

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