Energy Enablers Podcast - 10/November/2023

Understanding electricity prices

In this episode of Energy Enablers, Viggo Aavang from Better Energy discusses the issues facing electricity markets today and the impact the energy transition may have on them


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Joining David Weston on Energy Enablers is joined by Viggo Aavang, vice president of power solutions at Danish renewables developer Better Energy.

Viggo tells David why electricity prices remain high despite the growing influence of renewables on today’s western grids and how these markets are adapting to the rise of new price models like power purchase agreements (PPAs) and Contracts for Difference (CfDs) •


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Viggo Aavang
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