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Power Trading

What is Power Trading?

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.

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rising electricity prices at the power exchange
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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.

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Occurence of negative electricity prices in the power system explained.
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Negative electricity prices: Fever symptoms or business as usual?

Since the beginning of the corona crisis, negative power prices have become quite common for electricity traders: In this blog, we explain how negative electricity prices develop and what is positive about them.

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Market value factors of electricity coming from solar panels.
Energy Blog / Data analysis / Forecasting / Power trading / Solar / Control Reserve

Sunny prospects

Good solar forecasts create significant added value. They optimize sales for photovoltaic assets, which leads to lower balancing and control reserve costs. Complicated algorithms working in the background ensure that the forecasts are as accurate as possible. They process large volumes of data from multiple sources so traders are well-positioned on the market.

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The energy-only market

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 energy-only market is supplemented by various flexibility options, such as control reserve markets. Beyond that, there are usually additional reserve models similar to a capacity market aimed at guaranteeing supply.

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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 And please do also write us in case you are looking for an energy trader, we may already be active in the region you are looking for…

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Power to Gas Unit turns excess Wind Power to Hydrogen
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A storm turns to gas

Winter storm Axel, which set the current wind energy record in Germany, was also the source of a large wind power excess in Germany – and a considerable amount of hydrogen gas for the municipal utility company in the town of Hassfurt. There, the power-to-gas (PtG) installation, owned jointly by the city utility and Greenpeace Energy, stored the excess and particularly cheap wind energy in a matter of seconds as hydrogen wind gas.

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