German power to see record Coal-to-Gas switch this summer

BLOOMBERGNEF | Extremely low gas prices in northwest Europe signal maximum brown coal-to-gas fuel switching in Germany’s power sector this summer. Gas output has displaced an unprecedented amount of hard coal and lignite megawatts in May and this is set to continue for the rest of the summer. Many hard-coal and lignite units could see low or no utilization way ahead of their phase-out dates.


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