Uniper successful in French capacity market
Company’s nearly 2 gigawatts of generating capacity in France will help ensure the country’s security of power supply
Uniper successfully participated in the first auction of capacity guarantees in France. The auction, which enabled power suppliers to purchase certificates to meet the demand of their customers, was concluded on December 15 at the European Power Exchange EPEX Spot in Paris. Earlier this year, Uniper received capacity certificates for its almost 2 gigawatts of generating capacity in France in order to contribute to the security of the country’s power supply in 2017. France introduced its capacity market to prevent electricity supply shortages and Uniper took an active part in the consultation process to help shape the market design.
“More and more European countries are recognizing that energy security isn’t automatic,” Uniper CEO Klaus Schäfer said. “Capacity mechanisms like those in France and the United Kingdom are designed to ensure that enough generating capacity is available, even during periods of peak demand. Moreover, competitive bidding between multiple producers ensures fair prices. An increasing proportion of our generation fleet is able to compete successfully in these auctions.”
Uniper is a leading international energy company with operations in more than 40 countries and around 13,000 employees. Uniper’s business is to provide a reliable supply of energy and related services. Its main operations include power generation in Europe and Russia and global energy trading. Its headquarters are in Düsseldorf, Germany.
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