Understanding the German power market

After three years away due to the Covid pandemic, we are now restarting our successful seminar series focusing on the most important aspects of the German electricity market. Join us for this in person event in Düsseldorf on 30 March.

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Moderated by professor Konstantin Lenz, this seminar gives an overview about important aspects of the German power market and the energy transition, alongside discussions around current topic and recent developments. This year will mark the 17th edition of this popular seminar series which we first began back in 2011, helping more than 350 participants to become energy market experts in that time!

After the day's events, we also invite you to join a pleasant networking dinner with seminar participants in the evening.

This seminar is mainly aimed at participants who are familiar with the principles of electricity markets but do not yet have deeper knowledge of the German market specifically.

For booking hotel stay at the seminar venue Hyatt Düsseldorf, please contact reservations department on +49 211 9134 2212 and make a booking quoting Montel Group or quote the following reservation number G-Q1YB.

Alternatively you may book your rooms directly on the homepage www.hyattregencydusseldorf.com specifying the group code G-Q1YB

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Characteristics of German power production and consumption

-  Conventional power production
-  Renewable Production
-  Characteristics and developments of German power consumption
-  Marginal and cycling costs of different power plant types

German energy policy

- The “Energiewende”
- Current status of German energy policy
- Implications of Ukraine Crisis
- Coal decommissioning – Current state and outlook
- Political targets for renewable energies and hydrogen
- Security of supply
- Medium and long-term Outlook

Power trading

- Price-driving factors
- Historic developments and characteristics
- Power trading: Spot markets – Day-ahead and intraday
- Power trading: Exchanges and OTC – Forwards and futures
- Market integration of renewable energies
- Negative Prices
- Case Studies

Electricity grid

- Scheduling and balancing
- Challenges of the “Energiewende” for the grid
- Cross-border exchange and market coupling

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Konstantin Lenz

Professor for energy economics at the University of Applied Sciences in Erfurt

 Prof. Konstantin Lenz, has specialised in market modelling and analysis as well as in trading and hedging strategies for the German gas and power market. His main focus is the long-term development of the German power market.

He is professor for energy economics at the University of Applied Sciences in Erfurt. Prof. Lenz studied power and process engineering at the Berlin University of Technology and received a doctoral degree for his research work in the field of thermodynamics. He started in the liberalised energy markets working for Electrabel where he was responsible for price and product management mainly for industrial end-consumers. As head of the German analysis of the Norwegian Markedskraft group he built up the German operations and developed models and market analysis as product for external customers. Later on he took as director of portfolio management and trading at Kom-Solution care of gas and power portfolios of local utilities and industrial customers. Afterwards he worked as independent consultant on different projects in the German power market focussing on long-term analysis, risk management and trading. Together with Nasdaq Commodities he was responsible for the development of wind index futures for the German power market and their underlying index. Since 2018, he develops with Volue Insight products for long-term analysis.