Together with VisoTech, N-ERGIE Kraftwerke GmbH (a subsidiary of N-ERGIE Aktiengesellschaft) implemented a solution to automate their energy trading, and within the first months can already report positive results. What goals did the company have, and what advantages does the software offer?
The challenge: automating orders through a service provider
The intraday market is increasingly gaining meaning for power plant operators. However, N‑ERGIE Kraftwerke GmbH does not have a dedicated trading team for the intraday market. The marketing of the company’s production is handled by two employees who also have many other responsibilities. As a result, the ability to trade was limited. Power plant capacity was going unused. And until recently, trading took place manually via email – a slow process that did not allow quick enough reaction to market changes, especially after the introduction of 15-minute products in Germany. Therefore, the company decided to automate their intraday trading.
However, even these new goals could not justify the cost and complexity of being listed on the European power exchange EPEX SPOT. Trading had been done through a service provider using their market access. But since allowing the service provider to take over trading decisions was out of the question, the automation of trading on the basis of the energy provider’s own expertise required a reliable interface to the service provider.
The autoTRADER generates orders reliably and independently. This allows us to better market our flexibilities and generate revenues that previously were not possible. For this reason, we are all very pleased with the results.
At first N‑ERGIE considered building their own algo-trader, but while researching they discovered the autoTRADER, which met roughly 90% of their requirements.
To find out more about their chosen solution and how it has enabled N-ERGIE to streamline business processes and build new revenue streams, please download the full case study.
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