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Online-Simulation Game: Short-term trading

How to optimise spot market revenues for my power plant?

Register for Online-Simulation Game: Short-term trading

Anyone who trades on the power market can earn a lot of money - or lose it. Do you want to be a winner? Then this interactive simulation game offers you the opportunity to take on the role of a trader and practise marketing power plant capacities on the spot market. In this online simulation game, you market a CCGT power plant on the German day-ahead and intraday market. This is a fun way to gain valuable experience for your own job.


Session 1: Introduction to the German energy market

  • Overview of the structure of the German energy system

  • Introduction to the German electricity market and the products traded there

  • A look at the processes on a trading day

Session 2: Introduction to the simulation game

  • Explanation of the game, the processes and the user interface

  • Clarification of professional and technical questions about the game

  • Step-by-step instructions for a spot market game scenario

  • Exercises on buying and selling electricity on the continuous intraday market

Session 3: Playing the game

  • Marketing of a CCGT power plant on the German spot market

  • Playing multiple rounds and different scenarios

  • Discussion and results


Target group

  • Specialists and managers in the energy industry in the areas of energy trading, procurement and sales

  • Specialists from trading, energy marketing, balancing group, schedule, load or portfolio management of conventional or renewable energy plants

  • Newcomers and career changers in the energy sector with basic knowledge of the electricity market

System requirements

  • Stable internet connection, microphone and camera

  • The browser Chrome offers the most enjoyable user experience

  • MS Teams or compatible web-browser (Edge, Chrome)