Blog Posts on Electricity Market

Rising Electricity Prices in Germany – a Renewables Booster

For several months, the German power exchange prices have been moving in only one direction: straight up. In an interview with our electricity trader Jan Egidi, we take a closer look at this development and talk about the implications of this trend for the German renewables industry. (Published: 19. August 2021 by Verena, Jan)
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Flexibility in the Electricity System: What does it Actually Mean?

We need more flexibility in the electricity grid, in the electricity market, in the entire electricity system. One can hear these demands repeatedly in connection with the energy transition. This is because an increase in the share of wind and solar in the electricity mix, which generate electricity in a volatile manner and can only be controlled to a limited extent, poses new challenges for the electricity grid. (Published: 13. January 2021 by Marie)
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What Is Sector Coupling?

What Is Sector Coupling? Definition Sector coupling has become kind of a buzzword in European energy businesses. Most commonly, it means replacing the traditional separation of the energy sectors of electricity, heating and cooling, transport and industrial consumption processes in favor of a holistic approach. Sector coupling aims at decarbonizing the national economy by converting More… (Published: 9. June 2020 by Christian Sperling)
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Liberalization and Unbundling of Energy Markets

What does Liberalization and Unbundling of Energy Markets mean? Definition The liberalization of the energy market means the opening of the electricity and gas market to free competition. This has broken up existing monopolies and opened the market to more participants. In most cases, liberalization was accompanied by unbundling, which made a distinction between generation, More… (Published: 25. March 2020 by Marie Volkert)
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What is a contract for difference?

What is a contract for difference? Definition In the energy world, contract for difference is a subsidy model in which both positive and negative deviations from a fixed reference price are paid out to the contractual partner. Contract for difference is also called symmetrical market premium. What is the best way to counter price fluctuations More… (Published: 17. September 2019 by Nils Quak)
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Market Coupling

What is Market Coupling? Definition The term market coupling refers to the aim to form an interconnected (European) market for electricity. Market coupling is intended to link control areas and market areas in order to harmonize different systems of electricity exchanges and, in particular, to reduce price differences. This way, the electricity market is to More… (Published: 2. July 2019 by Marie Volkert)
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Load management

What is load management? Definition Electricity consumption is often referred to as ‘load’ in the energy industry. Load management is the active control of electricity consumption. It is also known as ‘demand side management’ or ‘DSM'. Often, it refers to controlling electricity consumption based on financial signals from the electricity market. Load management is an More… (Published: 14. February 2019 by Nils Quak)
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Intraday trading

What does intraday trading mean? Definition Intraday power trading refers to continuous buying and selling of power at a power exchange that takes place on the same day as the power delivery. In Europe, the largest intraday power exchanges are the EPEX Spot (European Power Exchange Spot Market) in Paris and the Nord Pool. It can also take place in More… (Published: 14. February 2019 by Nils Quak)
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The energy-only market (EOM)

What is the energy-only market (EOM)? Definition In terms of the underlying concepts, an energy-only market is the opposite of a capacity market. An energy-only market only compensates power that has been produced. A capacity market, on the other hand, compensates the mere readiness, or capacity, for power production. To ensure supply is guaranteed, the More… (Published: 27. December 2018 by Christian Sperling)
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