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Analysis & Forecasts

Europe & Russia

January 2018

Power demand in northwest Europe is expected to remain largely weather-driven in the coming weeks. European front-month prices pointed to limited upside in the first week of January due to mild weather. On 8 January, comfortable wind and thermal generation in Germany reined in prices amid lacklustre demand, while lower temperatures in France gave relative impetus to prices.


German baseload power prices dropped to negative levels in December – as low as minus €5/MWh on average at the close of business on 25 December – as...