Consultancy Services

Expert advice to successfully navigate the energy market

Rely on our experience in the energy market through bespoke consultancy on energy trading in Europe. Close to the market and with access to key information, we provide your organization with the guidance it needs while considering the challenges that each market entails. Make our experts part of your team.

We offer consultancy on

Market research

Our data-backed and extensive market research guides you through the development of new products and strategies. Our broad market knowledge and access to vast data repositories allows us to obtain unique insights. To provide you with accurate and effective advice, we cover a wide range of parameters. We also research all key elements in the energy market that are susceptible to change, and analyse product development and compare this with existing products and prices.

 

 

Feasibility studies

Our experts dive deep into your planned projects to determine the success stories. We perform an initial cost-benefit analysis to inform you of the potential value of planned projects. This analysis serves as the basis for well-founded recommendations that help you determine your next steps.

 

 

 

Forecasts

We provide industry-recognized, bankable forecasts and investment evaluations using actual market data and behaviour as a base. Our standard forecasts have proven to correlate with market progression and can run up to 30 years ahead. Client input allows these predictions to be personalized, which ensures that financing banks and their credit and risk groups consider our findings to be prudent and reasoned evaluations. We also offer forward-price forecasts for ancillary service products procured by Transmission System Operators.

 

 

Revenue modelling and asset valuations

We derive expected capture prices and utilization levels during a project’s lifetime, using our own dispatch models for various asset classes and our in-house forward-price forecasts, while taking into account different scenarios and input assumptions. This analysis is then used to determine potential asset revenues. A financial summary is provided that includes a P&L model, accompanying support documentation and key revenue stream curves.

We support you in trading and contract management

Our team is experienced in managing contracts under varying market conditions and has access to forecasts and historic market information. We offer trading and contract support through the following services.

Tender evaluation

  • Benchmarking Power Purchase Agreement contracts
  • Supporting procurement processes
  • Independent evaluation of tender returns

Terms and conditions of contracts

  • Reviewing and advising on key commercial terms in energy trading contracts
  • Identifying risks and opportunities

Benchmarking and back-casting

  • Revenue back-cast analysis for assets and portfolios
  • Comparison of actual out-turn of assets and expected performance under prevailing market conditions

Trading performance analysis

  • Evaluation of the return and risks undertaken
  • Analysis of the trading strategy

Trading Strategy

  • Developing trading and pricing strategies
  • Studying alternative route-to-market options

Let our advisory reports guide you

To help you understand the energy market and make the right decisions for your company, we regularly compile advisory reports full of insights on a number of topics. These are available as a subscription service, either for a single report or several of your choosing. Reach out to us to get them now. You can find an overview of the reports below.

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    Great Britain Imbalances Summary Report

    The weekly Great Britain (GB) Summary (Imbalances) Report provides a useful general summary of key system and fuel mix events and statistics for the previous week. Large unit imbalances are listed and described per unit. Charts are presented relating to each of the sections.

    GB Peaking Plants Report

    The weekly GB Peaking Plants Report supplements the GB Summary Report with information specific to Peaking units. Charts are presented relating to each of the sections.

    GB Interconnectors Report

    The weekly GB Interconnectors Report offers information specific to interconnector activity in the week and system activity in the interconnected markets. Charts are presented relating to each of the sections.

    Friday Forwards Report

    The weekly Forwards Report provides a summary of expected generation and demand – with resultant price level indication – for the upcoming week. Notified increases and decreases in unit availability are included. It is based on data available through our Power Forecasting online product.

    GB Monthly Market Summary Report

    The GB Monthly Market Summary Report provides a useful general summary of key system and fuel mix events and statistics for the previous month. Large unit imbalances are listed and described per unit. Charts are presented relating to each of the sections.

    Mandatory Frequency Response (MFR) Report

    The monthly MFR Report provides a summary of prices and volumes in MFR over the previous month and historically. A pack of charts is included.

    GB Ancillary Balancing Services Report

    This monthly report provides a summary of the ancillary balancing service tender results for the month. Accepted and rejected prices, volumes and – where possible – unit information is given. You will receive a report, commentary and a pack of charts. The services covered are:

    • Firm Frequency Response (FFR)
    • Frequency Response weekly auctions (DLH and LFS)
    • Mandatory Frequency Response (MFR)
    • Fast Reserve (FR)
    • Short-Term Operational Reserve (STOR)
    • Optional Downward Frequency Management (ODFM)

    Ancillary Services are also featured on our Market Data Platform.

    EU Frequency Containment Reserves (FCR) Outlook Report

    The FCR outlook report looks at historical trends in the following connected FCR markets in Europe: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Slovenia and Switzerland. It analyses merit order, price drivers and interconnectivity impacts (decoupling). It also uses our forward-price forecasting models to assess future price developments, which are reviewed annually. Detailed and always up-to-date information on ancillary services and FCR auctions for the common market is also available in our Market Data Platform

    European Reports (coming soon)

    Get weekly pan-European or European country-specific reports on energy generation, renewables, interconnector activity and ancillary services. These reports are still under development and scheduled to go live in the first quarter of 2021. You can help us shape these to meet all your requirements. Send us a message indicating the specific information that a report should include for you.