At Cobblestone Energy we are experts in trading power to support the efficient balancing of the European power grids.
Founded in 2017 in the UK, we are now headquartered in Dubai, UAE and operate in the European short-term power markets. We match the interests of power supply and demand in terms of timing and place of delivery. Our specialised trading teams apply in-depth market knowledge based on innovative analysis of short-term supply and demand in the European gas and power markets. We have developed a suite of leading edge technology which helps us generate insight into short-term supply and demand balances and execute our trading strategies 24/7. Through this process we fulfill a critical role in helping balance the European power grids to maintain a stable supply to consumers.
We currently trade power
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Our approach has been deliberately disruptive to an activity that has traditionally been low-key and of limited focus. Through innovation, collaboration and determination we achieve what others classify as impossible.
Our mission is to be the world’s leading energy trading company, supporting the transition into a renewable future.
We have created an entrepreneurial and flexible business model, that is able to sense and respond to market needs.
We only recruit the brightest minds and utilize unique trading methodologies based on proprietary analytics and leading-edge technology.
We foster a process-honouring culture emphasising transparency, control, standardisation, and automation.
We help nurture the global communities from which Cobblestone’s people come by supporting targeted development initiatives.
We are supporting the energy transition by managing
the imbalances in the short-term power & gas markets.
WE HELP SYSTEM OPERATORS NAVIGATE THE COMPLEXITY OF THE ENERGY TRANSITION.
The increasing global demand for electricity and a net zero vision by 2050 has put unprecedented challenges on the European Gas and Power markets. The UK TSO – National Grid faces increasing complexities in meeting the ever-changing demand from the UK with the intermittent production from renewables. With our unique trading methodologies based on innovative analysis of the market data, we are able to predict supply and demand imbalances ahead of time and help the system operators to efficiently balance the system.
WE HELP GENERATORS MANAGE THEIR PRICE RISK.
As a result of the increased renewables capacity in the generation mix, their inherent intermittency in the absence of storage can result in intense periods of volatility in the nearby markets. This poses an increased need for effective risk management, especially for renewable players in matching the changing power demands. With our advanced capabilities as a liquidity provider, we can take on managing this risk and better match power supply and demand by time and place of delivery.
Our Values are part of who we are and how we operate. They drive our
culture, inform how we make decisions, and help guide our actions.
Hiring and keeping only the most effective people
Lifelong learning through continuous reflection
The team is more important than the individual
Being the best in any market we enter
Independent thinking through a meritocracy of ideas
Others must benefit from our existence.
Our Approach to
At Cobblestone, we are committed to being a responsible company while conducting all our business activities. We maintain a compliance culture of upholding ethical standards and regulatory obligations with the highest level of integrity. Our team members, both personally and collectively, must undertake to uphold these set standards and obligations as envisaged in our Code of Conduct. Our Management Team reinforces this culture by ensuring the respective team members are complying with the company values and ethical standards.
As an energy trader and in line with international and national regulatory obligations and
best practices, we have put in place the following key policies to support our compliance culture:
Anti-Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Policy
Anti-Bribery and Corruption Policy
Prevention of Market Abuse Policy
Our Development Plans
Our growth strategy is underpinned by our conviction to only enter
adjacent markets where we can:
Offer a sustainable service to grid operators and market participants
Leverage our existing front and back-office competencies
Retain an appropriate return on equity
We aim to apply our core competencies in the GB short-term
power markets to grow in the following markets in 2022-2023:
France, Belgium and Netherlands Intraday power
GB day-ahead to month ahead power
GB & continental gas
We also plan to make physical investments in renewable assets
to aid the transition to a sustainable and green future.
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