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Mercuria to discover Net-Zero investment projects with PLEXOS software

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Team Energy Exemplar

Multinational commodity trading company Mercuria Energy Group Ltd is one of the world's largest independent energy traders and asset operators. While the company is active in a wide spectrum of global energy markets ranging from crude oil and refined petroleum products, natural gas (including LNG), and power, to agricultural products, it has established itself as a leading player in renewable investments, with more than fifty percent of new investments dedicated to the energy transition.

Mercuria has selected Energy Exemplar’s energy simulation software PLEXOS to inform their investment decisions in green energy projects in Central and Western European (CWE) countries as well as expanding to Eastern Europe.

“Something that set PLEXOS apart was that, in comparison with other modelling solutions, it is able to go into great detail and optimization can be easily fine-tuned.

It is also flexible, which with a market that changes as fast as the trading market, allows us to be agile. We can modify and configure models and datasets to our requirements, giving us deep insights into the market”

- Patrick Sallee, Trading Analytics at Mercuria

With PLEXOS regional datasets, Mercuria’s Trading analytics team can begin modelling immediately, with projects starting from long term capacity planning, i.e., deciding where to make long term strategic investments, before moving on to other horizons including short and mid-trading for different use cases.

“We are delighted to be able to support Mercuria with their trading activities and investment decisions by providing our energy insights platform PLEXOS to inform improved decision making in these times of high uncertainty. This partnership will allow Energy Exemplar to further expand our capabilities and best practices in the energy and commodity trading industry

- Michael Schneider, Senior Vice President and Head of EMEA at Energy Exemplar





About Mercuria: Established in 2004, Mercuria is one of the largest independent energy and commodity groups in the world, bringing efficiency to the commodity value chain with technology, expertise, and solutions. Mercuria’s business includes trading flows, strategic assets, and structuring activities that generate more than $120 billion in turnover. The company has built upon a series of strategic acquisitions, including the physical commodities trading unit of JPMorgan Chase & Company, Noble Group’s US gas and power business, and the Aegean Marine Petroleum Network, reorganized as Minerva Bunkering. The Group continues its journey by forging a pathway toward the energy transition by bringing added value, transparency and efficiency to the commodities trading world.

About Energy Exemplar: Energy Exemplar develops and supports PLEXOS, the market leading integrated energy simulation software. Along with electric power, water & gas datasets, users can digitally replicate real-world energy markets to deliver crucial forecasting. From short-term analysis to long-term planning studies, PLEXOS helps to inform trading, generation scheduling, capacity expansion and market analysis across industry sectors.

From their regional HQs including the US, Europe, North and South America and as well as Asia, Energy Exemplar helps 400+ customers, comprising a large share of the world’s top energy market stakeholders, across over 60 countries analyse scenarios for the most accurate outcomes while supporting their organisational and digital transformation.

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