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The Eastern European Electricity Market Outlook 2010: Country profiles of supply, demand, regulation and infrastructure

Press Release   •   Oct 12, 2010 17:17 IST

European electricity demand was volatile through 2009, with some countries seeing slight declines in demand. However, the longer term forecast is continued growth for the Eastern European electricity market as new power plants come on-stream.

‘The Eastern European Electricity Market Outlook 2010’ is a updated management report that provides a comprehensive examination of the electricity market landscape in each of the major Eastern European markets and predicts future market trends. This report also provides an in-depth analysis of 12 highly dynamic Eastern European electricity markets, with detailed data on supply and demand balances. The country profiles also feature an overview of supply and demand, an examination of key influences on the sector and an analysis of international trading and infrastructure. Use this report to identify and exploit new profit opportunities created by Eastern European electricity market expansion and anticipate future market risks.

Key features of this report

• Profiles of each country’s electricity infrastructure including power generation capacity by fuel input and electricity networks.
• An understanding of the Eastern European electricity market.
• Power supply data in TeraWatt-hours as well as production, interconnectors, imports and exports by country.
• Power demand data by consumer type divided into residential, non-residential and power generation in TeraWatt-hours.
• An overview of the wholesale electricity trading market in each country focussing on the market owners and operators, the active players, liquidity and future prospects.
• Power demand forecasts for each country to 2020, in addition to market trends detailing power production and demand by sector.

Key findings of this report

• Bulgaria has 13 local power transmission regions consisting of 15,210kms of transmission lines. The grid is owned by NEK EAD, with the split of the high voltage grid being 2451kms of 440kV lines, 2,805kms of 220kV lines and 9,954kms of 110kV lines.
• Despite there being no nuclear generation facilities in Croatia, nuclear plays a key role in the Croatian generation mix. Hrvatska Elektroprivreda (known as HEP), the country's main power player, owns a 50% stake in the Krško nuclear plant located in Slovenia.
• The 66% state owned utility, Ceske Energeticke Zavody (CEZ), is currently the biggest power in the Czech Republic and accounts for more than three-quarters of the country’s power production.
• Hungarian energy company Emfesz, is planning to build 2,400MW gas-fired power plant in the north-eastern town Nyírtass, near the Ukrainian border. The USD 2.09 billion project is expected to start its first unit of 800MW by 2011 with fuel supply from Ukrainian Bogorodchany gas storage site.
• Poland’s largest electricity generator, PGE plans to build a 1,600 megawatt coal plant near the Bogdanka mine in eastern Poland. The plant is expected to be commissioned by 2015. The PGE group plans to add 5,000MW capacity to its 11,800MW capacity by 2020.

Key questions answered by this report

• How has power production and consumption changed over time?
• Where does each country source its imported electricity from?
• How has liberalization affected national electricity markets?
• What are the key developments in electricity infrastructure?
• Who are the key players in market?

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