The power market has an advanced trading pattern with many actors involved: system operators, producers, distributors, traders, brokers, clearing companies, financial analysts etc.
380 customers from 20 countries trade in the Nord Pool markets and our customers are typically power producers, suppliers and traders. Large end-users also trade on the markets and buy power directly through Nord Pool rather than through a supplier.
An end-user of power is either a company or a private household. Every end-user pays for the power consumed to the supplier, he pays for the power transmission to the distributor and he pays taxes. An end-user can choose among a big range of suppliers while he has only one choice with regard to the transmission operator or distributor. Every geographical area has one distributor responsible for the network transmission.