Shutting off green and cheap renewable energy is a counterintuitive practice that has been widely discussed and usually criticized in the past. We will use this blog to shed light on the business logic of economic renewable curtailment in order to structure the logic behind a debate that has been the cause of torn out hairs in many companies including our own.
“Times they are a changin’” – Bob Dylan
We enter the second phase of the energy transition. The times of "produce and forget" are over. FLEXPOWER offers you trading services to navigate a changing energy landscape.
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FLEXPOWER helps you to bring your portfolio to market. We combine over 25 years of renewables trading in our team of short-term energy traders. We manage large-scale renewable portfolios and flexible assets with our lean and fully digitized approach.
Bringing green electrons from your PV module, wind farm, biogas plant, or hydropower station to an electric outlet is a fascinating challenge. Creating maximum value in the process is our mission.
The nascent flexibility market for batteries and DSM is messy. We ensure maximum profitability by cross-trading your flexible asset between Day Ahead-, Intraday- and Ancillary Services markets.
Our team of experienced and reliable traders helps you whenever you need experts who can manage and close your positions manually or automatically at flexible or pre-determined prices.
Confessions of a trader
Radical honesty is a rare animal in the wilderness of trading so we are proud to share some stories who are maybe harsh, quick and dirty but speaking the truth, the truth and nothing but the truth.
CF Flex Power GmbH (“FLEXPOWER”) is a new trader entering the European electricity market. The Hamburg-based power trader focuses on the market integration of renewable energies and the potential of stationary battery storage to provide flexibility for the electricity market.
The German government plans to introduce a price cap (essentially a tax) for energy producers. This will likely lead to the curtailment of valuable green energy production at times of positive prices (worst case). Best case it will introduce a minimum price floor in markets exactly at the level of the marginal tax rate.