Blog Posts on Energy Exchange

How Does Emissions Trading Work?

How Does Emissions Trading Work? Definition The European Union Emissions Trading Scheme, also known as ETS or EU-ETS, is an instrument for reducing greenhouse gas emissions at the lowest possible economic cost. Adopted by the European Parliament and the Council of the EU in 2003, it came into force on January 1, 2005. As of More… (Published: 18. December 2020 by Kerstin Eiwen)
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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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EPEX: data failure, decoupling, disaster?

Due to a faulty data package, the European electricity exchange EPEX in Paris decoupled the European electricity market on June 7, 2019. This caused a great deal of excitement on the markets. Johannes Päffgen, Head of Energy Trading at Next Kraftwerke, explains the causes and consequences in an interview. (Published: 24. June 2019 by Christian)
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Power trading

What is Power trading? Definition Power trading refers to purchasing and selling power between participants in the energy industry . Various forms of power trading are possible depending on the market design, ranging from short-term trading to long-term power purchase agreements. History of power trading One of the earliest forms of an energy market emerged More… (Published: 30. April 2019 by Marie Volkert)
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OTC trading

What is OTC trading? Definition If a buyer and a seller execute a sales contract for a physical item, the seller hands the product over the counter to the buyer. This is the essence of "over the counter" or OTC trading. In power trading, no physical goods are exchanged, but the principle of a direct, over-the-counter trade More… (Published: 13. February 2019 by Nils Quak)
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List of power & energy exchanges worldwide

List of power & energy exchanges worldwide If you have additional information that may be useful to enhance this list or if you find errors in this list, please write us at info@next-kraftwerke.com. And please do also write us in case you are looking for an energy trader, we may already be active in the More… (Published: 27. December 2018 by Christian Sperling)
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