How unrelated recent developments in China, India and Germany highlight just how harsh it can be to maintain a competitive electricity mix without coal
The Chinese correction was short-lived as domestic prices are on the rise again, fuelling the Asia/Pacific complex. This is also due to issues in gas supply. In fact the government has been recently forced to reverse their strategy and restarted a coal power plant in Beijing as the gas supply is not sufficient.
$70/t cap on Indonesian prices highlights tightening coal market
The surprising announcement by the Indonesian government that it will cap the price of domestic coal at $70/t (basis 6,000 NAR) is a sign of the issues and contradictions that the coal and wider energy markets will increasingly face in the decades to come.
Interview with Guillaume Perret, Founder and Director, Perret Associates
Guillaume talks to Coaltrans about his forecasts for the coal price.
Clean Energy Plan and its impact on the energy and coal markets
Guillaume Perret’s interview at “Between the Lines” on Channel News Asia.
Perret Associates has been involved in the coal market since 2000 from different and complementary angles: trading, analysis, research, forecast and advisory. The activities are currently mainly focused on the steam coal market but the company is also expanding into metallurgical coal.
Perret Associates has been involved in the dry bulk freight market since 1995 first on the trading side, then with market research and advisory services. Freight is an inherent component of the coal market and is notoriously more volatile. The freight component can account for up to 45% of the price of coal delivered at importing terminals.