Chart of the week | We’ve got the power: T-4 Capacity Market results

On 6 March, the EMR Delivery Body (National Grid ESO) published the provisional result of the T-4 Capacity Market (CM) auction for Delivery Year 2023-24. The clearing price for the auction was the highest value since 2016.

In this week’s Chart of the week, our expert, Lee Drummee explores some of the reasons for this result.

To keep reading, please log in to your account or sign up for free

Alternatively, please sign up to receive free market insight online and direct to your inbox

Related thinking

Home supply and services

Over a third of energy suppliers have left the market

The domestic supplier market is facing a turbulent time with high wholesale prices causing distress and a series of supplier exits in the energy sector. This week's 'Chart of the week' examines these suppliers exits and their effect on the domestic market.

Home supply and services

Domestic switching falls as the savings gap is squeezed

With day-ahead gas reaching an all-time high of 187.50p/th as of 15 September, it has been a record-breaking summer for wholesale energy prices. This Chart of the Week explores the impact these high prices are having on domestic tariffs and consumer switching behaviour.

Business supply and services

SMEs (Small and medium businesses) experience record breaking prices

In Q321 the average SME gas contract was priced at the highest value since we started tracking propositions in 2012 (4.98p/th for 1-year acquisition contracts that assume a 25MWh annual consumption). Our Pricing in the SME Gas/Power Markets reports also shows SME electricity contracts seeing record highs, priced at 19.95p/kWh...

Low carbon generation

CfD Allocation Round 4: how much capacity might we expect?

On 13 September, BEIS published the draft budget notice and draft Allocation Framework for Allocation Round 4 (AR4) of the Contracts for Difference (CfD) scheme, scheduled to open in December 2021. BEIS set out a total draft budget of £265mn (in 2011-12 money) for AR4, meaning that total spend in...

Power and gas networks

The rise of wholesale gas prices … the saga

It is certainly not a standard summer season for gas prices. Normally with demand for gas typically lower, we should see prices at the lowest levels of the calendar year. However, Summer 2021 gas prices are currently seeing bullish momentum with price points that we would expect to see in winter. In this ‘Chart of...

Energy storage and flexibility

Grid works hard for the money: an annual look back at BSUoS

This weeks Chart of the Week takes a look at the costs incurred from balancing the electricity system over the last 12 months. The cost of all the actions and day-to-day operation of the electricity system are recovered through Balancing Services Use of System (BSUoS) charges. This changes in each...

Business supply and services

SME’s interest in renewables driven by corporates

Despite the challenging year for businesses, we recorded growing interest in renewable electricity amongst businesses and Third Party Intermediaries (TPIs) according to our TPI Satisfaction Survey for 2020. This has been a focus for Industrial and Commercial's (I&Cs) over the last two years driven by corporate social responsibility goals, particularly...

Low carbon generation

The outlook for private wire business models

Interest in private wire arrangements has grown in recent years, with the benefits of network and policy cost avoidance becoming a key incentive for generators to look at this development approach. In this Chart of the Week, we look at the expected evolution of cost avoidance over the next five...