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54. Energy Trading: it is now man vs. machine - Redefining Energy podcast

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CEO Megawatt-X

Laurent is a Franco-British financier, founder of Megawatt-X, the London-based global platform for Renewable Energy Assets. For the past twenty years, Laurent has been trading and managing...

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The development of renewables has made power markets much more volatile, hence “volatility is the new gold”. Harnessing that volatility requires skills much beyond the traditional Energy Trader’s capabilities: welcome to the new digital energy trading system.

To discuss those changes, we are invited Peter Bance, CEO of Origami. Origami’s patented technology enables energy companies to seamlessly bring together real-time data from physical assets, financial markets, and existing customer systems to optimise power trading.

Peter offers us a view into a new type of Energy Trading where the Grid is dominated by Renewables.

We thank again Aquila Capital for supporting the show:


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Matt Chester on Jul 15, 2021

I wonder if we'll start to see the type of activity akin to in Wall Street where millions of dollars are spent to upgrade the speed of automated reactionary systems to shave off fractions of seconds in their trading? 

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Bob Meinetz on Jul 16, 2021

"The development of renewables has made power markets much more volatile, hence “volatility is the new gold”".

I see. Take one of the worst attributes of renewables, and cast it as a gleaming virtue.

I once tried to justify my relationship with a volatile girlfriend to my parents that way...didn't work there, either (good thing, too).

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