The Interconnectedness of Global Power Markets and Implications for Corporations

Tim Leigh – Global Lead Product and Service Development, Accenture

World physical markets (and supply chains) for the past fifty years have increasingly become more integrated. The rise of financial investors, big analytics and environmental correctness are changing the models for international energy risk management. These forces are driving strategy and risk management in global commodities, not just energy, but all commodities. The EU market is leading the charge with the US not far behind. Global Corporations, if unprepared, or worse unaware, of the implications for regional price instability or market scripting will be at a severe disadvantage. This presentation will lay out how global financial influences will continue to liberalize world electricity markets and influence energy prices worldwide for the next decade.