Thanksgiving 2021

Thanksgiving 2021

Looking back on the last 12 months, I feel a mixture of relief at the world slowly resuming to the way things were (pre-pandemic); awe in the dedication of key workers; and grateful for the resilience of my fellow humans when we were faced with the unprecedented.   ...

EV Version 2.0

EV Version 2.0

“All is rotary, beautifully perfect and wonderfully efficient. There is not that almost terrifying uncertain throb and whirr of the powerful combustion engine... no dangerous and evil smelling gasoline and no noise. Perfect freedom from vibration assures both comfort...

The Electric Grid Conundrum

The Electric Grid Conundrum

A blinking light appeared on my car’s dashboard this week, alerting me of an oil change. Nothing drastic, but it got me thinking. If I owned an electric car, oil changes would not be necessary. Which made me wonder, when is the right time to go electric? And is there...

Processing Price Elasticity: It’s a Software Design Issue

Processing Price Elasticity: It’s a Software Design Issue

Let’s be honest. As a CTRM/ETRM solution provider, you can be cloud-native and yet do a poor job at offering real price elasticity when intensive computing tasks need to be performed. You either have the right design or you don’t.    In the old days, software was...

Are Power Cuts the New Pandemic?

Are Power Cuts the New Pandemic?

First came Europe. Then China. And now India. Recent power cuts in October was over 21 times the deficit this time last year. For a country with a population of 1.39-billion, India is the second highest ranking consumer of coal in the world. And it’s the world's...

The Future of Power in a Green Energy World.

The Future of Power in a Green Energy World.

No, this is not about climate change or a debate about if it’s real enough or an existential threat to humanity or not. In the new world, this has been aptly monikered ‘Energy Transition 2.0’. And as the electric vehicle market is growing at a faster pace than any...

Winter in Europe. And the €140 Billion Question.

Winter in Europe. And the €140 Billion Question.

Unless you've been hiding in a cave for the past few months, you’ll be well aware of the recent hikes in energy prices. Particularly natural gas and particularly in Europe. Last year the annual heating cost for an average home in Europe was about €119. At current...

It’s a Risky Business

It’s a Risky Business

The last couple of years have seen drastic changes in global practices and attitudes to many aspects of everyday life. Some as a result of the pandemic and others of extreme weather patterns. For example, opinions have changed on vaccination roll outs, the necessity...

What Do We Really Know About CTRM Software?

What Do We Really Know About CTRM Software?

In September 2021, Risk.net surveyed 227 energy traders and users of CTRM software at energy firms, trading houses and consultancies. The results show the most prominent challenge shared amongst all respondents was knowledge. Understanding what today’s technology...

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