What we are specialized in
In order to trade power successfully, it is crucial that the forecast be as accurate as possible. We have developed our own algorithm for this purpose, which is fed by data on the weather and power grid as well as live data from the power exchanges. The interplay of this data, our trading expertise and our technology have allowed us to become specialists in short-term power trading.
Short-term trading is used to maximize revenues for power producers and minimize costs for power consumers. Both can actively optimize their operations and avoid costs for deviations in their forecast. With our technology, we can continuously send price signals, at intervals as short as 15 minutes, directly to electricity producers and electricity consumers. This creates a far more accurate and up to date decision base for dispatching producers and consumers. This is because the system operation can be adjusted 96 times a day, once every quarter of an hour, and the available flexibility, or shift potential of the assets can be converted into an economically optimized operation.
Additionally, short-term trading helps to avoid costs for forecast deviations. Every system that feeds power into the grid has to forecast its volume. If deviations occur they can be leveled by buying or selling power on the intra-day market. In doing so, the producers or consumers avoid fees for incorrect forecasting, because eventually they can meet their forecasted volumes.
However, short-term trading is not only used to maximize outcomes. It also helps stabilizing the grid: Before a shortage or surplus causes actual imbalances, intraday trading levels them.
Peak load operation in intervals of 15 minutes
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