Publications / Hungarian Energy Market Report

Our quarterly report provides information to market players on Hungarian and international market developments. We analyze important events and their impact on the energy markets. This includes actual and potential changes to the market. Furthermore, we share with readers the main results of the research projects conducted by REKK.

Archived issues can be accessed from our website.

For further information please contact Edina Vári-Kiss.

Our articles

REKK Hungarian Energy Market Report 2017 Q1Published: 2 of May, 2017

Power market model I Renewable energy

REKK Hungarian Energy Market Report 2016 Q2-3.Published: 1 of August, 2016

Trends in European coal to gas fuel switching and a Hungarian case study I Implications of carbon price floor I REKK Renewable Energy Week I Russian gas pricing strategy I The role of energy storage within the electricity system of the future

REKK Hungarian Energy Market Report 2016 Q1Published: 2 of June, 2016

Gripped by loops I Managing the market and financing risks of ongoing and planned nuclear investments in Europe I Capacity allocation developments in the gas market I The Commission’s vision for LNG, storage and security: Complete the market

REKK Hungarian Energy Market Report 2015 Q4Published: 8 of March, 2016

Domestic renewable energy generation: 2020 targets and perspectives | Future ofnuclear energy | Rethinking LNG markets – the effect of LNG supply surge in Europe | Nord Stream 2: Downgrading Europe’s Security ofSupply Where it Matters

REKK Hungarian Energy Market Report 2015 Q3Published: 26 of October, 2015

Looking ahead to Hungary’s next gas deal with Russia | Gas infrastructure – Regional priority projects in Central and South Eastern Europe | A fourth energy package? Summer proposals to amend EU energy market regulations

REKK Hungarian Energy Market Report 2015 Q2Published: 1 of June, 2015

Renewable auctions: questions and experience | Results of The Czech-Slovakian-Hungarian-Romanian electricity market coupling | Power plant capacity auction in the United Kingdom

REKK Hungarian Energy Market Report 2015 Q1Published: 1 of March, 2015

Potential effects of the fall in oil price on the gas based power generation | Mysteries of the allocation of capacities on the Slovak-Hungarian gas interconnector | Post-­South Stream implications for CSEE | Mecsek coal mining relaunched

REKK Hungarian Energy Market Report 2014 Q4Published: 1 of December, 2014

Short-term flexibility of the European gas infrastructure | The implementation of Art 7 of the Energy Efficiency Directive | Recommendations for the implementation of a successful renewable district heat generating program in Hungary

REKK Hungarian Energy Market Report 2014 Q3Published: 1 of September, 2014

Natural gas prices in Europe:What does the summer price drop allow? | Why is the domestic electricity market expensive? | Developments on the integrated European electricity market | Constraints on the Hungarian renewable-based district heating production

REKK Hungarian Energy Market Report 2014 Q2Published: 1 of June, 2014

Impact of the possible embargo situation related to the ongoing Ukrainian crisis | Smart grids in Europe | The nightfall of the obligatory purchase regime

REKK Hungarian Energy Market Report 2014 Q1Published: 1 of March, 2014

The second utility bill cut |Power plant investment activity and capacity balance in Hungary | Problems related to the support schemes of renewable based electricity generation and the reform concepts of the EU | The 2030 European climate policy plans

REKK Hungarian Energy Market Report 2013 Q4Published: 1 of December, 2013

Second-best option? Guidance of the European Commission’s November communication regarding capacity mechanisms | A short review of power exchanges | Modelling residential and tertiary sector energy consumption | Peculiar sectoral taxes

REKK Hungarian Energy Market Report 2013 Q3Published: 1 of September, 2013

Energy Infrastructure Projects of Energy Community Interest | Risks of nuclear power plant construction | Domestic primary energy use prognosis until 2020 | European LNG imports until 2020

REKK Hungarian Energy Market Report 2013 Q2Published: 1 of June, 2013

Overview of regional storage facilities and forecast for storage demand | Gas fired power plants: edging lower | The question of European capacity mechanisms | Gas market integration in Central Europe

REKK Hungarian Energy Market Report 2013 Q1Published: 1 of March, 2013

Invoicing the futureREKK analysis of the 10% utility bill cut of January 2013 | Recent developments related to the procurement of system reserves | The temporary exemption of the electricity sector under the third EU ETS period

REKK Hungarian Energy Market Report 2012 Q4Published: 1 of December, 2012

Developments on the Hungarian natural gas storage market | The Energy Efficiency Directive and the obligation schemes | Evaluation of the 3M market coupling based on the results of the first two months | Theoretic background of market coupling

REKK Hungarian Energy Market Report 2012 Q3Published: 1 of September, 2012

How could gas become cheaper in CEE? | Long term impacts of the closure of German nuclear facilities | Increasing photovolatic production and the electricity market | TOP or TOPless beyond 2015? Future of the Hungarian natural gas market

REKK Hungarian Energy Market Report 2012 Q2Published: 1 of June, 2012

The impact of the Balkan drought on the Hungarian wholesale electricity price | Visions of decarbonisation in Europe | Estimation of the biogas potential of Hungary | The predictability of economic growth based on electricity consumption data

REKK Hungarian Energy Market Report 2012 Q1Published: 1 of March, 2012

The results of the system level reserves procurement | Almost a quarter of the gas market evaporated since market liberalisation | Trader replacing activity in the power sector | Regulation of infrastructure development: EU vs. member state competencies

REKK Hungarian Energy Market Report 2011 Q4Published: 1 of December, 2011

Shrinking capacity on the Slovakian-Hungarian border: causes and consequences | Free Hungarian CO2 allocation schemes | Roadmap for the European electricity market integration | Major changes to come in Hungarian water utility services

REKK Hungarian Energy Market Report 2011 Q3Published: 1 of September, 2011

Baumgarten-saga | The impact of the shutdown of German nuclear power plants on Central European prices | Regulation changes in the natural gas market in 2010/2011 | The effects of a stricter climate policy on the economy of Hungary

REKK Hungarian Energy Market Report 2011 Q2Published: 1 of June, 2011

Dilemmas of renewable production support | Analysing the pricing options of a new, long term natural gas import agreement | Nuclear projects in East-Central Europe

REKK Hungarian Energy Market Report 2011 Q1Published: 1 of March, 2011

On the justified size of strategic natural gas reserves | Cost developments of operating reserves and pricing strategy of regulating power plants in recent years | A new EU regulation on gas supply security has come into force

REKK Hungarian Energy Market Report 2010 Q4Published: 1 of December, 2010

The moratorium on the price of universal gas service and its consequences | The expected effects of the crisis tax on the power sector | The National Renewable Energy Action Plan | Potential energy efficiency improvements in the water utility sector

REKK Hungarian Energy Market Report 2010 Q3Published: 1 of September, 2010

The Ukrainian natural gas market after the gas crisis | The influence of the review of CHP plants on heat sales prices | Carbon free European power generation by 2050? | Regulating universal service in the electricity markets of Hungary and its neighbours

REKK Hungarian Energy Market Report 2010 Q2Published: 1 of June, 2010

Medium Term Gas Market Outlook | Analysis of wind power generation in Hungary | The recycled CER cabaret | Tariff burden and receivables in the water utility sector

REKK Hungarian Energy Market Report 2010 Q1Published: 1 of March, 2010

Is the current high level of domestic balancing energy prices fundamental? | Reflections on the allocation of the Hungarian cross-border capacities | Developments of natural gas consumption in Hungary | Forecasting energy consumption in Hungary to 2020

REKK Hungarian Energy Market Report 2009 Q4Published: 1 of December, 2009

Developments in the Hungarian retail electricity market in 2008 and 2009 | The effect of the economic crisis on the electricity consumption of the Central European region | Wood for the trees... | Overview of the Third Legislative Package

REKK Hungarian Energy Market Report 2009 Q3Published: 1 of September, 2009

Analysis of carbon-dioxide emission figures of 2008 | Analysis of supports for co-generated and renewable electricity producers | Impact of gas market model change on prices | Electricity consumption and the impact of crisis

REKK Hungarian Energy Market Report 2009 Q2Published: 1 of June, 2009

Hungarian gas demand | Prospects of the Hungarian gas storage market | Regional effects of the gas crisis in January | Hungarian gas release | Status report on the regulatory background of gas market

REKK Hungarian Energy Market Report 2009 Q1Published: 1 of March, 2009

Evaluating the MVM auction | Annual cross-border capacity auction | How much does uninterruptible gas supply worth for small and medium enterprises? | Change of electricity network tariffs in early 2009