Energy Trading

Mining ‘Gold’ From Data

The explosion of data combined with the application of proper data management, AI and ML and visualization tools is opening up previously unheard of opportunities in commodity trading –... continue reading

Thoughts on Inatech and Techoil

The ETRM/CTRM software category comprises a wide range of solutions, from those that attempt to cover multiple commodities, broad functionality and geographies to those that are specialized point solutions.... continue reading

Big Shift in Skills Demand Reflects Impact of Disruptive Technologies

As an analyst following the market, any data point is good, but I have also found that an essential data point is the view of the recruiter. These guys... continue reading

European Energy…

I’m here in Budapest attending the ETCSEE Conference. It seems well attended and the morning sessions were interesting. I’m writing this during a break. However, the initial presentation by... continue reading

Reuters says Exxon is going to expand trading ops and is looking at ETRM software

Reuters posted a story overnight that Exxon Mobil, the “largest non-trading energy company in the world”, is going to shed that title and start actively trading around their huge... continue reading

Central & Eastern European ETRM

The survey looking at CEE region vendors hasn’t had many responses to date, which is rather disappointing as there is quite a vibrant set of local vendors located in... continue reading

5 Reasons Blockchain will be successful in the energy markets…and 5 reasons it will be a failure.

Blockchain is the hottest thing since Y2K.  Everyone is talking about it, many companies are investing in it and lots of tech companies have built-out huge practices dedicated to... continue reading

Intraday Solutions – A new subclass of ETRM

For many years, the German-speaking markets for power and gas from a vendor point of view anyway, seemed opaque. ComTech knew of a number of German-speaking vendors serving the... continue reading

DrillingInfo Quick to Leverage MarketView and Datagenic – Launches MarketView Curvebuilder

When Drillinginfo acquired Datagenic in October of last year, its CEO and President, Jeff Hughes, said “we’re acquiring DataGenic because of their unique ability to extract actionable intelligence from... continue reading

When Not Exhibiting Starts the Rumor Mill: E-World Buzzes

Last week, both Patrick and I spend much of the week in Essen, Germany attending E-World. Last year, we gave it a miss and later heard all sorts of... continue reading

Research into CEE ETRM Vendors for Power and Natural Gas

Having been based in the Czech republic this last decade, I am aware of a number of ETRM solutions on the market within the region. Vendors like IPESoft, Transition... continue reading

Alpiq Presentation Added to CTRM Conference Line up

We have now added the last presentation to the agenda for the CTRM Conference. It will be titled The Digital Utility and will be presented by Karl Najsson of... continue reading

The Conference Season

I’m not really sure how this works outside the UK, so apologies to the tens of thousands (!!) of you that read my blog that aren’t UK residents. In... continue reading

CTRM Conference – What You Will Learn

The CTRM Conference is on October 5th in Amsterdam. This year we are co-hosted with EMART but in no way does this mean we are focussed on energy. We... continue reading

Powel’s Intraday and automated trading solutions

I recently took a briefing from Powel, primarily around their intra-day and automated trading offerings. Powel is now a sizable company with offices in 7 countries including south America... continue reading

eZ-nergy Tackles Operations in Europe

From time to time, we find a vendor that was previously unknown to us. About a year ago, we came across a vendor called eZ-nergy because of their partnership... continue reading