Last week I also spoke to Slovak ETRM vendor MicroStep HDO who are in fact, right on my doorstep! Microstep HDO employ around 60 staff but it is a part of the larger (250+ MicroStep company. MicroStep HDO, based in Bratislava, has three branches of which one deals with energy trading via its flagship Xenergie product and its ETRM module. Xenergie was originally brought to market in 2000 but the ETRM module was developed later – around 2004 – and it dominates the ETRM landscape for electric power in the former Czechoslovakia (Czech Republic and Solvak Republic these days) and bordering countries. The software is targeted primarily at electric power traders, distributers and generators but also has some gas and other commodity capabilities. It includes the following functions; • Energy Data Management • Contract Management • Price and Portfolio Optimization • Price and Demand Forecasting • Energy Trading and Risk Management • Billing – Wholesale and Retail • Business Intelligence and Report Management • Integrated Data Communication with Energy Market Participants • Customer Web Portal The software is currently used by more than 20 companies in the region including CEZ, Czech Coal, VSE and a number of EON subsidiaries in … continue reading
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