Switching off to save cash

High electricity price volatility over the European summer has raised awareness of interruptible power contracts, finds James Ockenden


The Amsterdam Power Exchange’s (APX) launch of a dedicated service for industrial companies wanting to sell excess power shows a fast-developing market for consumer flexibility and demand management. The introduction of APX Light is chiefly designed to attract industrial consumers to the exchange; these energy consumers companies short on power are natural counterparties to the utilities that traditionally make up the exchange user base and would do much to boost liquidity.

The launch

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