AGENDA

Timings are in British Summer Time.

08.15

Pre-event Networking in the virtual exhibition area

During that time you’ll be able to:

  • Familiarise yourself with the platform
  • See who else is attending
  • Arrange meetings with relevant individuals

09.00

WELCOME FROM COMMODITIES PEOPLE

09.10

presentation
How has the landscape changed for SME energy traders? Challenges and opportunities
  • Generators, supplier, wholesale partners: The love triangle
    • Entries and exits
    • Changed relationship between traders and wholesales partners
    • Market access developments
    • Is the generators’ scope expanding?
  • At European level: Progress on TERRE
  • Regulations; what have been the major changes?
  • Brexit impact on the energy landscape in the UK


JAN VAN AKEN, Secretary General, EFET

09.35

Presentation
Supply and demand in electricity and gas markets: Have the fundamentals changed in 2020?
  • COVID-19 and its impact on the prices:
    • Changes in the consumption patterns: Peak hours, location
    • What shape recovery will take
    • Potential second wave preparations
  • Implications of a bearish market
  • The shift towards the short-term
10.00

Networking break & Virtual exhibition

  • Pre-arranged meetings
  • Visit of the virtual exhibition
10.30

Panel discussion
Credit risk in a time of pandemic: What has changed?

  • Balance sheets, access to liquidity and cash, business model, track record… What are wholesale partners looking at when working with challenger supplier-traders?
  • The perspective of OFGEM post Secure and Promote Market Making Obligation – Fair access to markets


KHALID TAI, Trading Manager, ECOTRICITY

11.05

Panel discussion
Looking for revenue stability: Making PPAs a central part of your revenue and trading strategy

  • The fine line between procurement and trading
  • Long-term PPAs: What clients are looking for product-wise? What guarantees do they need?
  • Best practices in PPAs’ developments
  • CFDs: An alternative to PPAs for stability of revenue?


ZOSIA RIESNER, Director of Power Markets, Europe, LIGHT SOURCE BP
SIMON PROCTOR, Head of Origination, Co-op Community Energy (JV Octopus Energy – Midcounties Co-operative)
JAN HAIZMANN, Head of the Legal Committee, EFET

11.35

Roundtable discussions around:

  • Fundamentals of the energy markets
  • Brexit impact on energy markets
  • Renewables
  • Flexibility markets
  • Credit management
  • Trading technologies
  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in energy trading
  • PPAs developments
  • Operating models benchmark
  • Data management and analytics
12.00
Refuel break
During this time you’ll be free to have some meetings and to have your breakfast, lunch or dinner depending on where you’re joining us from
13.05

Presentation
Disruptive operating models: Spotlight on the Tesla and Social Energy models

After brief presentations by each company of the panel, presenters will get together to debate, including around the place of technology and trading, as well as the strengths and weaknesses of the model their company has chosen/developed, providing the audience with a valuable and inspirational model benchmark session

ROHAN MA, Head of Energy Optimisation Products, TESLA
BEN GATLEY, Managing Director, SOCIAL ENERGY SUPPLY

13.55

Panel discussion
Accessing the markets – Where should I trade and who’s going to help me?

  • Strategy dilemma: Seeking revenue opportunities in new markets vs. focusing on those you have existing footprint in
  • What’s your preferred route to market?
    • Benchmarking the various options
    • Cost assessment
    • The hurdles on the way and how to overcome them
  • Growing markets: Flexibility
  • What’s new in balancing mechanism?
  • Storage/batteries developments: Where are the opportunities?


Tom Bent, Director, PRINCIPLE AND COMMERCIAL ENERGY SERVICES
SULEMAN ALLI, Director of Safety, Strategy & Regulation, UK POWER NETWORKS
Aaron Lally, Managing Partner, VEST ENERGY
LEE PRIESTLEY, Commercial Director, CONRAD ENERGY

14.30

Networking break & Virtual exhibition

  • Pre-arranged meetings
  • Visit of the virtual exhibition
15.00

Panel discussion
How can data drive your trading strategy?

  • Data lake, data science, big data: What can you make of the buzz words?
  • How do you monetise data?
  • What data model do you go for?
  • Data collection and interpretation:
    • What does quality data look like?
    • Needed resources and skills
    • Data analytics tools


JAMES THORNTON, Trader, SOCIAL ENERGY SUPPLY

15.35

Presentation
Enabling trading & customer growth through standardisation and ETRM services


DALE EMMERSON, Strategic Advisor, EQUIAS
15.55

Presentation
The case for algo trading for small and decentralised generation and energy storage

  • Types of algo trading and their appeal to optimising decentralised assets
  • What are the main considerations, hurdles, and limits associated in algo trading in UK power markets?
  • What an algo trading development project might look like
  • What does this mean for the role of traders?


Phillip Wiltshire, Trading Manager, ANESCO

16.10

Panel discussion
AI and ML in energy trading

With more and more companies developing virtual power plants and using algo trading, AI is getting more spotlight than ever. A good moment to see and evaluate what’s out there, the tangible projects, the real-life cases.

Phillip Wiltshire, Trading Manager, ANESCO
16.50
Virtual drinks reception, free networking & Entertainment
18.00
End of Forum

Commodities People
Level 39
One Canada Square
Canary Wharf
London E14 5AB
+44 20 7111 1615

 

Commodities People
Level 39
One Canada Square
Canary Wharf
London E14 5AB
+44 20 7111 1615