New regulation could open up French power market

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Producing around 572 terawatt hours of power per year, France is the second largest generator of electricity in Europe after Germany, yet its traded power market – both over-the-counter and on exchange – is one of the most illiquid.

In 2009, 1,018,189 megawatt hours (MWh) of power was exchange-traded on France’s intra-day market compared to 5,622,044 MWh of power exchange-traded on the intra-day markets in Germany, according to data from the European Power Exchange (EPEX Spot).

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