The Physical and Financial Power Markets 9 & 10 June 2021

This time around, Nord Pool Academy will be providing this popular course exclusively online, streamed in front of a live audience but with active interaction with all participants.

Join us online from Oslo on Wednesday 9th and Thursday 10th June 2021 for an introduction to Europe’s leading short- and long-term power markets. This is also a good refresher, covering all major recent changes to the energy markets and potential future developments.   

“The Physical and Financial Power Markets” sees experts from Nord Pool, Statnett, AFRY, Refinitiv, and Montel providing valuable insights and answers to your questions. There will, as always, also be a guest presenter speaking on a hot topic; this time Carbon Capture and Storge (CCS electricity production and district heating) by Fortum. 

Held in English, the course will unravel the complexity of the power market, whether you are a trader, investor or working in the back or front office. It will be equally helpful for those with a more general interest in the increasingly important energy sector. 

Post Pandemic Power Party 

When it is possible to arrange a physical gathering, all presenters and participants will be invited to meet and have informal discussions, as well updated energy market presentations and relevant activities you would normally enjoy at our courses. 

New topics added 2021In addition to updated presentations on the key topics, we will address Flow Based capacity allocation on interconnectors across Europe as well as the increased use of automated trades in the power markets 

The hot topic this time will be on Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) relation to the power market via district heating and electricity production.

Nord Pool Digital DiplomaTest of knowledge 

An online test of knowledge will be made available for all and also serves as a useful source of information about the finer details about the power market. Those who pass the test with more than 90 % correct answers will be awarded a Nord Pool Digital Diploma! During the live presentations online competitions will be arranged to increase interaction and highlight important topics. Winners will receive some useful energy market relevant gadgets!  

Agenda for the live presentations:

Day 1: The physical power market

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Make sure you have logged on to the systems we will use throughout the day.  You will find all the details you need in an email from us.

All you wanted to ask about the Nord Pool power market model

The basics about the energy market and its importance
Development of the world’s first international energy market
Haakon Reiersen Leknes, Senior Consultant, Nord Pool Consulting 

The role of the Transmission System Operator (TSO) 

The TSOs’ responsibilities, regulation and reserve markets.
Hans Bøhle Aarhus, Statnett – Norwegian TSO

European day-ahead markets - SDAC part 1

The integration of Europe’s power markets with one algorithm, Euphemia

Detailing European day-ahead markets: PCR, MRC, SDAC (Elspot), system price, bidding areas, price areas, transmission allocation, transparency, market data and much more
Hilde Rosenblad, Senior Adviser Public & Regulatory Affairs and previous head of Nord Pool Nordic and Baltic Operation, Nord Pool

An open challenge
 – competition to guess tomorrow’s Area Price for NO2 (Kristiansand - southern Norway) before CET 12:42 using Mentimeter ( You can and should ask absolutely anybody for help in guessing, and also check today’s price here:


European day-ahead markets SDAC part 2

Euphemia: Trading day-ahead across Europe with new products and handling of ATC (Allocated Transmission Capacity) 
Hilde Rosenblad, Senior Adviser Public & Regulatory Affairs and previous head of Nord Pool Nordic and Baltic Operation, Nord Pool

Flow-based Market Coupling 

Flow-based Market Coupling is being implemented across the European energy market and we will in this session try to explain the impact it will have for the various stakeholders.  
Matin BagherpourSenior Algorithm Design Expert, Nord Pool 

Coffee break

European intraday market: the road to XBID and onwards to SIDC

The rise of intraday trading with increased wind and solar power production
Trading intraday across Europe 24/7 with Nord Pool intraday 
The use of API for automated intraday trades  
Atle Sebjørnsen, Senior Trading Adviser Nord Pool

Automated trades in the power market  

 With the help of API, there has been an rise of automated trades and it has an impact on the market.   
Oscar Egnell, Technical Account Manager Nord Pool 

Kahoot ( Live online test from day 1
Haakon Reiersen Leknes, Senior Consultant, Nord Pool Consulting

End of day 1

Day 2: Financial and regulatory aspects of the power market

Welcome to Day 2
Haakon Reiersen Leknes, Senior Consultant, Nord Pool Consulting

Recent updates from the European energy markets: Two presentations in one!

Main price drivers, financial market, physical market, TSOs, new technology, politics on a national, regional, European and global level– and the different effects Covid-19 has had on the energy markets
Richard Sverrisson, Editor in Chief – Europe, Montel
 and Morten Hegna Manager at Montel

Market Surveillance at Nord Pool 

Introduction to REMIT, the role of Market Surveillance, national regulators and ACER and inside information versus transparency information. Introduction to Urgent Market Messages (UMM) system
Jon Rokne Bolkesjø, Market Surveillance Analyst, Nord Pool

Coffee break

Risk management, clearing and settlement  

The role of the central counterpart, clearing and settlement at Nord Pool
Risk management at Nord Pool
Robert O'Doherty, Senior Trading Adviser Nord Pool and Lars Rokkones, Trading Adviser Nord Pool

Financial power market: Hedging power prices 

Introduction to the financial market 
Standardised products including trading of EPAD 
Clearing and settlement for trades and clearing of OTC trades 

A more complicated open challenge: The spread between Nordic (SYS) and German power tomorrow AKA The Ass Bet .
Sandro Olivieri, Trading adviser, Nord Pool and Charles Lapierre, Key account Manager Central Europe, Nord Pool, previous Trading Adviser at both Nord Pool and NASDAQ 



Green finance: Voluntary and mandatory markets  

Covering the major green markets and products, ranging from the world’s largest carbon market (EU ETS), guarantees of origin (GO) and carbon offsets to feed in tariffs and the Elcert-market (Sweden-Norway)  
Anette Gussiås, Director Global Carbon Solutions & Sustainability EMEA Services and Trine Braathen Business Developer Environmental Markets, both at World Kinect Energy Services

Open online competition on green product: YTD

Coffee break

Corporate PPAs (Power Purchase Agreements)

Introduction to types of PPA
Setting up a corporate PPA
Risks involved with PPA
Kathrine Stene Bakke, Senior Principal, AFRY Management Consulting

Hot topic: Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) 

We will have carbon emission in the foreseeable future, and there are solutions begin developed. One hot case combines CCS (Carbon Capture Storage), electricity production and district heating. 
Jannicke Gerner BjerkåsDirector CCS (CO2 capture and storage) at Fortum Oslo Varme

Kahoot and a brief summary of the two days 
Haakon Reiersen Leknes, Senior Consultant, Nord Pool Consulting

End of course

We look forward to seeing you online!

We all look forward to meet you in person:

All who have attended Nord Pool Academy courses online since March 2020, will be invited to an energy event when it is safe to travel and meet in person, the working title is Post Pandemic Power PartyThere will be updated presentations, chance to ask presenters questions face to face and opportunities for networking. Of course, relevant activities that our participants normally enjoy at our courses will be provided.

Where and how

Both days will be available online, streamed live from a venue in Oslo. Online material and tests will be available for all and distributed prior to the live streaming takes place. We will also make use of other interactive tools, and all who have registered will receive all information needed to get access. Please make sure you have good internet connection.


Participation fee is EUR 1500, including all presentations, online material and test.  If the online test is passed, an individual Digital Diploma will also be issued. Participants receive contact details of presenters and are free to send them follow-up questions. 

Fee discounts

25% discount to Nord Pool, Statnett, Montel, Refinitv and guest presenters’ customers/members. 

Three or more people attending from the same company get an additional 10% discount.

We reserve a few seats for students. If you are a student, or for some other reason feel you should qualify for a discount, get in touch.


All slides and presentations will be in English, but most of our presenters understand a couple of other European languages too. 


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