Navigating a troubled road

Don Stowers finds the online energy trading market place as competitive as ever, with several new platforms ready to enter the fray


Much has happened in the year since EPRM last took a look at internet-based wholesale energy trading. But online exchanges still seem to be grappling with the same problems they faced a year or even two years ago.

Perhaps chief among those issues is market deregulation, which is proceeding at a snail’s pace – particularly in the US and Canada – in the aftermath of California’s energy crisis in the latter part of 2000 and early 2001. States and provinces are wary of change, and

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