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Between Heaven and Earth: The Cloud

Post by admin on December 5, 2016

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Cloud-based Software-as-a-Service has quickly become a compelling and credible delivery model for business applications. If you aren’t converted yet, then realize how you already take part in on-line banking, share your medical records with healthcare providers, and access your retirement investments.

All very personal information that you may think should be equally or more sensitive than the production database of commodity trading companies. Further consider how much your business relies on communicating via the internet.

On-premise installed C/ETRM software would be as equally ‘out-of-service’ as a cloud-based solution when the internet isn’t available. Therefore, for the educated trading professional looking for proven solutions that lower cost and improve operations, there is something Between Heaven and Earth: The Cloud.

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Change your Playbook with a Modern C/ETRM system

Post by admin on September 16, 2016

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Whether it is the energy or the commodity market, they reflect a 21st century business climate of on-going and fast change. Low prices and new regulations are main reasons for the latest turmoil. Your current playbook does not help protect your current business, nor does it succeed in getting you into new ones.

It’s Albert Einstein’s definition of insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Just ask all of those famous companies that missed the next wave, like Kodak and most recently Nokia. Don’t become a “Kodak Moment:” Change your Playbook with a modern C/ETRM system.

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Parsing your Portfolio for Profitability

Post by admin on August 17, 2016

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In the low-margin business of a retail energy supplier, the timely procurement of sufficient wholesale supply at the best possible price and risk level is critical to its profitability.  To answer fundamental questions about supply & demand, portfolio performance, valuations, and profit & loss, requires an integrated system that handles the business processes from supply contracts to settlement, and where the retail sales book is linked to the wholesale sourcing book to facilitate in-depth monitoring and assessment of positions and exposures. Are you able to Parse your Portfolio for Profitability?

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Three Challenges in Turbulent Power Markets

Post by admin on July 18, 2016

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Wholesale energy markets have never been easy and when global deregulation started over 20 years ago, energy trading became more complex giving rise to information technology solutions to address the risks with energy trading: Energy Trading and Risk Management (ETRM) systems.

It was essentially the first message that the use of ETRM systems was the prudent way to help market participants manage complex risk scenarios and effectively trade and manage energy transactions from trade capture to delivery and settlement. Following several years of economic hardship due to the 2008 global financial crises, market participants now face an environment of ever-emerging rules, the effects of renewable energy and competitive pressures.

It is with an effective ETRM system that market participants can respond to three main challenges: Increasing complexity and workload, contain operating cost, and regulatory requirements.

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Time to ‘Renew’ your RECs/GOs management system?

Post by admin on March 31, 2016

 

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Market demand for renewable energy continues to grow due to governmental programs, increasing corporate initiatives as well as households voluntarily choosing to purchase ‘green’ energy. Consequently, the volumes of Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) guaranteeing that the electricity was produced from a renewable energy resource are swelling.

Apart from the management challenge of tracking RECs and monitoring exposure, those types of certificates that are tradable carry a value and must be settled and reported. This calls for automation of the end-to-end process, from generation to expiration or retirement. Pioneer’s RECTracker provides a robust solution from inventory planning to accounting. Time to ‘renew’ your RECs/GOs management system?

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Top 10 Energy & Risk News Highlights | April 2014

Post by admin on April 30, 2014

bookWelcome to April’s Top 10 energy and risk news highlights!

The goal of this series is to provide a brief list of the top news stories each month for the energy and commodities trading and risk management industries. These stories come from some of the industry’s top sources, spanning from Bloomberg Businessweek to Oilprice.com.

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Top 10 Energy & Risk News Highlights | September 2013

Post by admin on September 27, 2013

bookWelcome to August’s Top 10 Energy & Risk News Highlights 

The goal of this series is to provide a brief list of the top news stories each month for the energy and commodities trading and risk management industries. These stories come from some of the industry’s top sources spanning from Bloomberg Businessweek to Oilprice.com.

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Top 10 Energy & Risk News Highlights |August 2013

Post by admin on August 31, 2013

bookWelcome to August’s Top 10 energy and risk news highlights.

The goal of this series is to provide a brief list of the top news stories each month for the energy and commodities trading and risk management industries. These stories come from some of the industry’s top sources spanning from Bloomberg Businessweek to Oilprice.com.

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Top 10 Energy & Risk News Highlights | May 2013

Post by admin on May 31, 2013

Welcome to May’s Top 10 Energy & Risk News Highlights
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The goal of this series is to provide a brief list of the top news stories each month for the Commodity and Energy Trading and Risk Management industries. These stories come from some of the industry’s top sources spanning from Bloomberg Businessweek to Oilprice.com.

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Top 10 Energy & Risk News Highlights | March 2013

Post by admin on April 5, 2013

bookWelcome to March’s Top 10 Energy & Risk News Highlights.

The goal of this series is to cover the top news stories each month for the Energy, Commodity Trading, and Risk Management industries. These stories come from some of the industry’s top resources and cover national and international news on relevant topics.

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