The growth in renewable generation is the central plank in meeting Europe's 2050 carbon net-zero targets, but as more wind and solar assets come on line and as more are exposed to merchant prices, the price cannibalization risk for these assets increases.
In the latest episode of the Platts Future Energy podcast, our experts take a closer look at both Platts Historical Renewable Capture price index and Platts Analytics' new European wind and solar capture price forecasts. They discuss how these innovations will track the level of price cannibalization as it evolves in Europe's largest power markets and what the outlook is for the relative profitability of merchant renewables in the coming years.
S&P Global Platts Renewable Capture Price indices provide the market with an independent and transparent view on how merchant renewable revenues are changing through time as the energy transition accelerates and wind and solar plants make up a greater share of the generation mix.
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