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Cross-Border Trading Optimization

Models the price of gas, oil and power in multiple markets to reveal the best buy and sell options.


Portfolio managers and traders that focus on the energy industry operate in different countries’ energy markets, to maximize revenues from cross-border trading activity, taking advantage of the different prices of gas, oil and power in various markets and time horizons.

The Cross-Border Trading Optimization advanced analytics application is designed for Market Traders and Portfolio Managers. It is a fast and reliable app that optimizes the short term position in order to catch market opportunities, maximizing revenues and profitability.

The app allows the portfolio managers and traders to have a picture of the complete energy portfolio and open opportunities during the month in order to simulate, evaluate and choose the best buy/sell strategy for each day, considering constraints and targets. It provides the business with a tool that integrates and collects data from multiple systems into a single environment, leading to better and faster decision making.

Specific Services

The Cross-Border Trading Optimization Application optimizes trading strategies in natural gas, oil and power, across countries, while acknowledging existing contracts, financial and physical constraints.

It takes into account the Trading position, the Portfolio position, the Monthly Targets, the Market liquidity and Steering & Market price, calculating a picture across the month and with a daily granularity on the use of assets, trading opportunity and market opportunities to maximize profit and minimize loss.

Modifications of strategies and market rules can be implemented immediately, allowing the user to easily create and maintain models as well as data structures.

Through its user friendly interfaces, the app allows access to data analytics and key performance indicators in eye-catching and easy-to-understand formats leading to continual increases in model efficiency and improved business results.

Key features

  • Optimize profit & loss: Location spreads, time spreads and capacity optimization

  • Simulate extra Injection/Withdrawal on storages

  • Optimizing respecting constraints: Monthly targets, Market liquidity, Transfer capacity, contractual minimum and maximum

  • Manage scenarios: Create, compare, update and revise different what-if scenarios

  • Flexible and Real Time Reporting: Base Market Position, Optimized Market Position, Unused Capacity, Monthly Target Follow-up, Asset Flexibility, Dispatching Priorities List, Storage Levels

Why Accenture

The scalable Accenture Insights Platform includes resources applications, providing fast and easy access to an array of industry and functional applications that bolt onto the platform. Clients, in turn, achieve quicker time to market and more rapid results.

Clients also benefit from Accenture Analytics’ wide range of capabilities rooted in:

  • Industry knowledge. The validity of our advanced analytics outcomes is underpinned by our deep knowledge of the sector.

  • Business. Applications are designed for business users and focused on business results, minimizing the complexity often related to advanced analytics. Getting to accurate outcomes does not require users to have statistical, mathematical or IT knowledge.

  • Flexibility. Applications are based on a framework that can be easily integrated in an enterprise operational environment to enable business process action.