spark spread


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spark spread

The income made by selling electricity, after the cost of the fuel used to produce the electricity has been subtracted. We need to analyze the spark spread, to determine if the electrical plant can stay open.
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In PC2, natural gas price, spark spread, electricity retail price has larger but negative coefficients.
Lower average realized prices and compressed spark spreads together with outage related expenses accounted for $29 million of the decrease during the fourth quarter 2011 compared to the same period in 2010.
Though Commodity Margin in our West region improved by $21 million in the third quarter of 2009 compared to 2008, primarily due to higher hedge prices and higher market heat rates, this performance was offset by a decline of $46 million in our Texas segment that was largely driven by weaker spark spreads and reduced steam sales.
I suspect that current spark spreads are around about zero (they certainly were a year or so ago) which means that 44 [pounds sterling]/ MWh would probably pay for not much more than the gas consumed by a combined-cycle gas turbine.
Conectiv Energy had another strong quarter as our generating assets capitalized on higher spark spreads and capacity prices.
Its power generation segment is expected to be around break even in the second half, with the result impacted by lower realised spark spreads and higher levels of plant outages.
These difficulties include supply and demand issues and weak spark spreads - the difference between the price of electricity and the cost of fuel used to produce it.
0 can send users an automatic email with key results, such as: LMP spreads, highest value flowgates, market heat rates, fuel burn, emission burn, spark spreads, and LT build out by technology/MW,/region, etc.
com)-- Cross-commodity trading, the development of dark and spark spreads in Europe and the impact of carbon will be discussed during the closing session of EMART Energy 2011 that is taking place from 23 November in Lyon, France.
Low spark spreads - the difference between the price of electricity and the cost of fuel used to produce it - were also a major factor in Texas and New England, where losses of pounds 7 million were seen.
This stemmed from low trading liquidity and weak spark spreads - the difference between the price of electricity and the cost of the fuel used to produce it.
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higher generation as a result of increased market opportunities primarily driven by lower natural gas prices and higher spark spreads in the second quarter of 2012 compared to the prior year period, offset by
These difficulties include supply and demand issues and weak spark spreads -the difference between the price of electricity and the cost of fuel used to produce it.
Here pipelines combine information on predicted basis differentials, long-term weather forecasts, spark spreads, and other data to decide how to best sell their storage services.