Automating energy markets

Automation in physical energy markets - far behind that of financial markets - is now within striking distance, writes James Caffrey, VP Strategic Consulting, TradeCapture

Automation in energy markets has long lagged that of financial markets, due to the complex nature of physical trading. However, business initiatives aimed at creating more standards around contracts and data, could soon enable a far greater level of automation to take place in the energy markets.

Full automation has always been tricky in physical markets due to the many different terms of physical contracts. Long-standing physical energy markets have all developed their own systems which are not

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