Date: Wednesday, 24 January, 2018
Time: 14:00 – 15:30 h
Location: Energy Academy Building, Nijenborgh 6, Room 0029


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Want to grasp a better understanding of the European power market? Are you curious how the energy transition influences energy prices, or how energy prices influence the viability of investments in new power generation units? Sign-up for this lecture by Roderick Timmer  to get the answers to these and other intriguing questions!

During the lecture you will have a unique opportunity to explore the fundamentals of energy trading.  In his presentation, Roderick will reflect on various factors affecting formation of electricity prices, such as subsidy schemes for renewables, or changing weather conditions. He will also explain how power is traded, and elaborate on how markets cope with imbalances caused by intermittent energy sources, or sudden changes in demand for power. Moreover, Timmer will discuss the implications of establishing European integral energy market for power prices across Europe.

At the end of the lecture you will have the opportunity to put forward questions and voice your opinion on the subject. The lecture is free and open to the public.

The event is free and open to the public.

Roderick Timmer is a Manager Energy Desk at Cross Options Group. He holds a Master’s degree in Economics from University of Amsterdam.  Timmer has an extensive experience in energy trading. In the past, he worked, among others, at Nuon and Vattenfall.

Cross Energy Trading is a commodity trading company based in Amsterdam. The company is engaged in trade of European power and gas. Cross Energy Trading is part of Cross Options Group – a trading company operating on Euronext, a European stock exchange in Amsterdam, Brussels, London, Lisbon and Paris.

It is defined as an Energy Learning Activity for students of the Hanze UAS and the University of Groningen. Students are invited to attend as many Energy Learning Activities as they want, at all stages of their education.
Energy Learning Activities are part of the Energy Academy Europe Certificate. If students follow 10 Energy Learning Activities and also complete 30 ECTS in energy courses at Hanze UAS or the University of Groningen, they are eligible for obtaining the EAE Certificate.