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Power & Renewables

Europe & Russia September 2019

Regional analysis & forecasts
Europe & Russia

The announcement of the temporary closure of the Jänschwalde coal mine – which supplies lignite to a 2.5 GW power plant in the area - lent some support to German power prices towards the end of August. The mine, in eastern Germany, will be shut from 1 September and is expected to remain closed for several weeks following a German court’s decision that the operator had failed to carry out an environmental assessment related to the region’s ground water supply. Nevertheless, ample supplies and lower...