European ETRM Space Getting Crowded?

Walking around E-World last month, I was struck at just how many ETRM software products now target European power and gas. In addition to the usual suspects like ION Openlink, Allegro, Brady PLC, FIS, Contigo and Powel, there are others like Pioneer from the US who have recently joined the fray. If you are located in certain regions of Europe, you also may have a number of more local vendors to think about as well. For example, in central & eastern Europe, there are the likes of Unicorn, IP Systems, IPESoft, Ringhel, and MicroStepHDO to consider and in Turkey, there is APLUS Energi looking at that region as well. In southern Europe, there is Sinergetica and Phinergy also offering solutions tailored to those markets. In the UK, you have Viewpoint Solutions nipping at the heels of Contigo and in Scandinavia there are Instream Oy and others. There are a number of other regional vendors dabbling in and around the space as well. As if that wasn’t enough choice, with the rise of renewables and intraday trading, vendors like Visotech, Likron, Procom, Powel, FIS, Contigo, EZnergy and others have started to serve various aspects of these markets with transaction management or… continue reading
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