While Europe’s traditional energy firms have been suffering, Danske Commodities saw a 75% leap in profits for 2012. Chief executive Torben Nordal Clausen speaks to Gillian Carr
Expertise in energy trading is vital to the success of smart energy business models, which rely on integrating decentralised generation assets with the wholesale energy market. That presents an opportunity for firms with the right skills, argue Jim Fitzgerald,...
Entities backing trade repositories for OTC derivatives show interest in registering as RRMs
The design of modern power pools is highly complex, creating plenty of opportunities for clever traders to profit by circumventing the rules, writes Vincent Kaminski
By mid-2014, the Regulation on Wholesale Energy Market Integrity and Transparency is expected to see European energy market participants reporting masses of information about their trading activity to regulators. How do regulators intend to use this data...
Record $410 million settlement demonstrates zero-tolerance approach towards exploitation of market design flaws
Ferc penalties against Barclays and other banks expected to bolster compliance with market manipulation rules
Australia's electricity derivatives market had been picking up since the global financial crisis, but volumes have declined in recent years. Firms blame the slowdown on a combination of slim trading opportunities and uncertainty over plans to curb emissions...
Supervisors must decide whether to include electricity in derivatives reform despite high prices and industry opposition
Low power prices have dented the need for electricity producers and consumers to hedge with derivatives, while regulatory reform is also making life difficult for market-makers. But market participants are optimistic the trend could be reversed. Pauline...
Power hedging activity could increase with rising prices and greater regional variation across the US
Frustrated by inaction at the CFTC, public utilities champion new law on Dodd-Frank special entities threshold
Sponsor's statement: E.ON
Chairman who presided over more aggressive stance on power market manipulation to step down, agency says
Ferc is now monitoring markets in near real time for evidence of manipulation, warns enforcement official
As the proportion of power generated from renewables goes up, the business model of traditional utilities is increasingly under threat, says Torsten Amelung, Statkraft’s senior vice-president of trading, origination and business development. He speaks...
A good climate for renewable PPAs