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The effect they observe is that gas, as the highest cost (both levelized and marginal) producer is being displaced from baseload and scheduled load following use by wind, whereas lignite is not (yet).

This is because natural gas has a cost structure that never actually belonged in the baseload portfolio. It's presence in the baseload portfolio of Britain is partly a symptom of the gross inefficiency of deregulating the electricity market, and partly an atavistic legacy of Thatcher's crusade against the British coal miners and the contemporary development of the North Sea.

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by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Fri Jun 14th, 2013 at 02:55:07 PM EST
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