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The Hedge Funds Are Back…..

According to a Bloomberg story, hedge funds in commodities are back and making money. My interest in hedge funds commenced back around 19-years ago when Peter Fusaro and I... continue reading

Energy One’s enFlow Deployed for Battery Optimization in Australia

With the energy transition, batteries have become an important asset on the grid to supply some capability to store excess power to use when needed. Needless to say, software... continue reading

As Global Demand for LNG increases, new market participants are finding they lack the right CTRM capabilities

As the war in Ukraine continues to rage, Russia has retaliated against the European governments that have supported Ukraine with arms shipments by throttling natural gas supplies or entirely... continue reading

EU energy News Review

Things move quickly here in Europe. So, a quick summary of events. The ECB increased interest rates by 75 bp and the Euro responded by gaining 1%. Deutsche Bank... continue reading

Coal Is Back?

A few months ago, we wrote a blog arguing that despite everything, coal was set to make a comeback – at least in the short to medium term. We... continue reading

E-World – Essen in June

When I got off the train at Essen main station and walked outside, something seemed to have changed. Essen didn’t look like Essen. It took a meeting with Mark... continue reading

Paris-Based Dsflow to Bring SaaS ETRM to Market later in 2022

Recently, I was alerted to a new ETRM vendor called Dsflow. Based in Paris, the vendor promises a new approach, SaaS, ETRM solution on its website. Last week, I... continue reading

Old King Coal

In our recently issued market assessment and sizing, we highlighted what we thought might be a short to medium-term increase in demand for CTRM solutions for coal. Our thinking... continue reading

cQuant.io is finding success in a turbulent and changing energy market

I recently spoke with David Leevan, CEO of cQuant.io, a US-based analytics platform provider, to get an update on not only the company’s recent developments, but also the trends... continue reading

Energy One Sees Larger Addressable Market

This morning news broke that Energy One had agreed to acquire Australia’s CQ Energy in a deal reportedly worth $36mAUS in cash and shares.CQ Eenergy is the leading provider of... continue reading

Shall We Meet?

The first 2022 edition of our innovative CTRMRadio podcast turned out to be timely as in it we address the future of events, information dissemination and networking in the... continue reading

CTRMCenter Sponsors New Podcast Miniseries on ETRM from Insider’s Guide to Energy

Many of you on the energy side of things will be listening to the excellent podcast – Insider’s Guide to Energy. For those of you that are still unfamiliar,... continue reading

Orchestrade – A New Entrant in ETRM

Recently, I was contacted by Catherine Biewer of Orchestrade who was very keen to tell us about its solution and its ETRM coverage. Orchestrade has been focused on other... continue reading

Europe’s Energy Crisis – Purely Political?

I have noted quite a lot of articles and comments on LinkedIn about Europe’s energy issues and most have a similar theme – it’s political! The fact is, there... continue reading

Igloo Talks Differentiation

Like many other ETRM vendors, Igloo has been very busy the past few months picking up a couple of new customers in the last quarter. “Both are Companies from... continue reading

European Short-Term Power Trading Solutions Update

It has been a while since we wrote about European short-term power solutions although, to be fair, we have created a couple of CTRMRadio podcasts on and around the... continue reading

Likron Bullish and Looking to self-Trading Power Plants

Late last year, Likron was acquired by Volue AS after being in business independently for around 10-years. A pioneer and a market leader in short-term trading solutions, it and... continue reading

nGenue’s Natural Gas Focus is Paying Dividends

I recently caught up with Richard Pinos, head of customer success for nGenue (the Houston-based provider of natural gas software for marketers, producers, LDCs, utilities, and pipelines) to get... continue reading

A look at Hitachi ABB Power Grids’ acquisition of Pioneer Solutions

With the acquisition of Pioneer Solutions LLC by Hitachi ABB Power Grids, first announced in September of last year, Pioneer’s Financial and Regulatory Risk Management (FARRMS) technology platform has... continue reading

Oil and the Activists

Reading an article by John Kemp at Reuters this morning about how it has been the poor performance of the oil majors in recent years and decades that have... continue reading

Enegen – Generating Interest With its Growing Product Portfolio

Enegen Power Systems is according to its website, ‘a U.K.- based provider of scheduling, wholesale and Balancing Mechanism dispatch and commercial optimisation software that works seamlessly with its adaptive... continue reading