Here you will find an overview of our latest media releases, interviews and articles as well as a link to our latest case stories.
Just as Europe needs energy the most, the wind in the North Sea has stopped blowing. Fortune Magazine zooms in on the most recent energy crisis in the power market, asking questions like how long spiking energy prices will last and how to plan the energy transition to avoid them.
Head of Intraday Power Trading Anders Kring sits down with Danish broadcasting major TV2 to explain how low winds, high gas prices and phase-outs of fossil fuels across Europe have sent power prices through the roof. The article is in Danish.
Danish TSO Energinet has recommended phasing out the current special regulation scheme. The phasing out is expected to put pressure on the earnings of Danish CHPs, but in the latest issue of Decentral Energi’s bi-monthly magazine, Senior Originator Jakob Krogshave Laursen says that algorithms can be part of the solution.
Since the founding of DC in 2004, energy trading in central Denmark has grown bigger at a steady pace. So, what makes Aarhus that special of a place to be trading energy? Danish media, Jyllands-Posten, zooms in on DC's home city. The article is in Danish.
How important are grades and life choices throughout university in a professional manner? DJØF sits down with CEO, Helle Kristiansen, to talk about personal growth, the importance - or rather, lack thereof - of getting the right grades and picking the right electives when studying. The article is in Danish.
Danish business media Finans has asked several executives about their learnings in the wake of Corona - including our VP, Head of People & Culture, Marie-Louise Brebøl Christensen. Read her take on how the pandemic has created new ways of working in DC (article in Danish).
In a move to strengthen its cross-commodity trading business, Danske Commodities has hired industry heavyweight Jens Svantesson as its Head of Cross-Commodity Trading effective from 1 July 2021. Svantesson brings more than 20 years of experience from commodity trading and has previously held the position as Head of Oil, Gas & Coal Trading at Orsted.
Lederne, a Danish leadership-focused platform, sits down with CEO, Helle Kristiansen, to talk about stepping up to the plate as CEO of one of Denmark's largest companies, our sales process and leading a diversified work force. The podcast is in Danish.
The sustainability website CSR.dk has highlighted Danske Commodities' work with PlanBørnefonden in Benin, one of the world's poorest countries. Through specialised education in installing and maintaining solar panels, many now have easier access to energy, jobs and education. The article is in Danish.
In an unusual year, Danske Commodities delivered solid financial results with adjusted EBIT of EUR 44.3 million. Although energy markets and ways of working were seriously affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, earnings for 2020 were stable and level with the previous year.
Head of Commercial Business Development Andreas Schwartz Knudsen offers his insights on what a continuation of working at home will mean for energy markets in this Bloomberg article.
Danish financial media Finans is zooming in on the Coronavirus crisis by interviewing some of Denmark’s decision-makers on the pandemic’s effect on the business world and our lives in general. In this article, CEO Helle Østergaard Kristiansen provides her take on the matter.
In a new series of interviews, Danish media outlet Finans zooms in on nine prominent business leaders; among them DC's CEO Helle Østergaard Kristiansen, who reveals her approach to leadership in a career with ups and downs. The article is in Danish.
Regional Relationship Manager, Branimir Beljan, spoke to energy consultancy ExPro on DC's recent moves in the Ukrainian power market, zooming in on major European power market trends, cross-border trading features and conditions for entering the internal Ukrainian market.
Fortune Magazine talks to DC CEO Helle Østergaard Kristiansen on the future of green energy, Brexit and steering an energy trading company through a global pandemic.
DC's CEO Helle Østergaard Kristiansen has been interviewed by Danish business media Børsen on her leadership philosophy, the strong innovation culture in Danske Commodities – and her own journey to becoming CEO. The article is in Danish.
Our CEO Helle Østergaard Kristiansen has for the second time been included in Fortune Magazine’s annual ranking of the 50 most powerful businesswomen in the world. The list honours female professionals like Helle who lead the way in industries where women are under-represented.
Danish news media Berlingske has published its annual Top 1000-list of the biggest companies in the country measured on revenue, and we are proud to say that DC – with a revenue of EUR 10 billion in 2019 – is number 9 on the list.
Talking covid-19 and virtual work flows with Falcon Brook, our CEO Helle Østergaard Kristiansen elaborates on how DC employs digitalisation: "We introduced algorithmic trading several years ago and moved from an execution robot to machine learning driven by teams where a trader, analyst, data expert and software developer are sitting shoulder to shoulder."
How do you lead a company moving at the speed of light whilst maintaining a strategic vision? Our CEO Helle Østergaard Kristiansen gives you the insides of the energy industry in the latest issue of Aarhus-based media outlet Panorama.
Our CEO Helle Østergaard Kristiansen speaks to Århus Stiftstidende as she celebrates her 10-year anniversary at DC. Looking back at a decade behind the screens, Helle reflects on the growth journey that has taken the company from local to global and grown from 30 people to more than 300.
Danske Commodities signs 15-year offtake PPA with Dogger Bank for 480 MW. With a total capacity of 3.6 GW, Dogger Bank is set to become the world’s largest offshore wind farm and will provide 4.5 million households with clean energy.
Speaking to HC Insider, our Head of Gas Trading & Optimisation Sebastian Stadler and Head of Gas Systems & Automation Tobias Basse argue that commercial activities and automation link very well together as they explain how employing new technologies has freed up time to optimise the gas portfolio, strengthen trading strategies and identify new markets.
Our Head of Climate Markets Casper Løvschal Elgaard shares his views with The Wall Street Journal on the current price developments in emissions as Europe’s carbon credits rebound from a pandemic low.
Danske Commodities has announced that it has received a Baa1 rating from Moody's Investor Service, one of the world's biggest credit rating agencies. The strong rating will support the future growth of the company.
In conversation with Forbes, our CEO Helle Østergaard Kristiansen talks about leadership, DC's global expansion and trading during a global pandemic.
Our CEO Helle Østergaard Kristiansen is interviewed by international search consultancy Human Capital on gender equality, the energy transition, global ambitions and trading energy in a world challenged by the COVID-19 virus.
Energy news outlet Energate sits down with our VP, Head of European Gas Trading, Michael Vincent, for an update on how DC is trading during COVID-19 and how the virus has affected gas markets (in German).
"We have a health crisis on our hands in society. Let's not add a financial crisis to that." Børsen recently interviewed CEO Helle Ø. Kristiansen on how Danske Commodities has approached the crisis that Coronavirus has entailed. By setting up trading stations at home, DC keeps its wheels turning. The article is in Danish and has a paywall.
Reporting EBIT of EUR 50 million and gross profit exceeding the EUR 100 million mark for the third consecutive year, Danske Commodities’ proved the robustness of its business model in a year of relatively uneventful energy markets. At the same time, 2019 was a transformative year for Danske Commodities as we became part of Norwegian energy major Equinor.
Danish energy organisation, Dansk Energi, spoke to CEO Helle Østergaard Kristiansen about Danske Commodities' part in the energy transition, global ambitions and being one of the few women leaders in the industry. The feature is in Danish.
Danske Commodities announced today that it has established a new unit for global trading to support the company’s growth ambitions outside Europe. Building on newly-established trading activities in Australia and the US, the trading company will initially investigate options in South America and the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region.
Danske Commodities' Head of BI, Lars Kühn, has been appointed new Chief Data Officer. As CDO, Lars will focus on harvesting the value of data; an aspect of energy trading that is becoming increasingly important to remain at the forefront on due to complex and dynamic energy markets. The article is in Danish.
What does a meteorologist do in an energy trading company and why is this position so vital for daily trading strategies? Head of Meteorology, Kim Bentzen, took the Danish Broadcast Corporation (DR) behind the screens at the start of a typical trading day. The feature is in Danish.
Danske Commodities' CEO has been included on the Danish newspaper Berlingske's annual list of Denmarks most influential women (in Danish).
Danske Commodities announced today that Equinor will transfer a gas storage portfolio of 30 TWh to DC. The transfer increases DC’s current portfolio significantly and represents a capacity similar to the entire annual electricity consumption of Denmark.
Danish Business media Berlingske reports that DC is among the 10 biggest companies in Denmark and also highlights CEO Helle Østergaard Kristiansen's position among the world's 50 most influental business women. The article is in Danish and has a paywall.
Danish media outlet Finans visited DC for an interview with CEO Helle Ø. Kristiansen, following her inclusion among Fortune Magazine's most powerful business women in the world. The article is in Danish and has a paywall.
Denmark's leading business publication Børsen has just published an interview with CEO Helle Ø. Kristiansen, marking our inclusion among the 10 biggest companies in Denmark measured by revenue. Note that the article is in Danish and has a paywall.
Danske Commodities' CEO Helle Østergaard Kristiansen places no. 31 in Fortune's annual International Most Powerful Women. The list is comprised of the 50 most influential business women, who help break the glass ceiling and lead the way in industries where women are under-represented.
"As more countries turn to wind and solar to replace polluting fuels, markets have become more turbulent and rich in opportunities for trading companies", says this article published by Bloomberg. The article quotes our CEO Helle Ø. Kristiansen and describes how DC has led the way for Denmark's second largest city, Aarhus, to become Europe's premier energy trading hub.
Danske Commodities announced today that it has expanded its trading activities to the United States. Through the newly established company Danske Commodities US LLC, based in Stamford, Connecticut, it has completed its first trade on the largest wholesale power market in the US, PJM.
This Reuters article explains how high-tech traders in Aarhus, including at DC, are driving rapid change in European power markets and easing the shift to renewables through technology.
Danske Commodities signs 15-year PPA with Dudgeon Offshore Windfarm off the coast of Norfolk, making it our fourth PPA in the UK.
Inking a new 15-year PPA with Sheringham Shoal wind farm, Danske Commodities continues to grow its presence in the renewables space.
Danske Commodities signs a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with the world’s first floating wind farm, Hywind Scotland.
Danske Commodities has appointed its CFO Helle Østergaard Kristiansen as new CEO. She takes over the position from founder Henrik Lind. At the same time, Danske Commodities announces the best annual results in company history.
Magasinet Energi, a magazine published by Denmark's main energy-related trade organisation, Dansk Energi, has just published an interview with Jesper Vestergaard. In it, Jesper talks about what his job as a Senior Portfolio Manager at Danske Commodities entails. (In Danish)
Energy media outlet Montel has just shared an interview with Equinor's SVP of Marketing and Trading, Tor Martin Anfinnsen, where he elaborates on Equinor's purchase of DC.
With deal close, Equinor will transfer all power and certificates trading activities to Aarhus to take advantage of Danske Commodities’ highly scalable platform.
Danish business daily Børsen reports on the recipe for DC's success, which is mainly driven by our people. In an interview with Head of Human Capital Dion Sørensen, our unique approach to talent development is explained.
Today, British offshore wind farm Beatrice has delivered its first power, marking the official beginning of Danske Commodities’ 15-year Power Purchase Agreement with Beatrice Offshore Wind farm Limited (BOWL).
Danske Commodities becomes part of Equinor − the Norwegian multinational energy company. The acquisition combines Danske Commodities’ leading market presence and expertise in energy trading with Equinor’s leading position in gas, growing portfolio in renewables and strong balance sheet.
Besides adding senior profiles to the Hamburg office and continuing to lead the way in the Direktvermarktung business, Danske Commodities is expanding its services within certificates trading and PPAs.
Danske Commodities' CEO Henrik Lind shares his take on CSR in Danish newspaper Århus Stiftstidende and explains why it's important to him and the entire Lind Group to make a lasting impact and help people unfold their potential.
Danske Commodities' 2017 financial results show a 79% increase in EBT to EUR 60 million – a record result for the company. Higher trading volumes and a lower cost base drove the increase in EBT, demonstrating the scalability of our business model.
With capital turning towards renewable energy amid waning interest in conventional thermal power assets, VP & Head of Origination Carl Hagert says “green is the new black” in an interview with Montel.
Danish TSO Energinet has asked for a reduction from 10 MW to 5 MW in minimum bids in the Nordic Regulating Power Market. Senior Portfolio Manager, Jesper Vestergaard, explains how this will affect consumption, pricing and market competition in the Danish CHP magazine, Kraftvarme Nyt.
Today, Aarhus Stiftstidende's Erhverv+ magazine features an interview with our CFO, Helle Østergaard Kristiansen, where she talks about her role as CFO, leading 141 employees and work-life balance.
CEO Henrik Lind was interviewed by TV2 News to learn more about Danske Commodities' innovative Business Accelerator Programme, which welcomes new commercial ideas into our business.Watch the interview here (in Danish)
In an article in Jyllands-Posten published today, Danske Commodities' CEO Henrik Lind talks about the company's plan to take in new business ideas and commodities through our Business Accelerator programme. The article is written in Danish, so we have extracted the main points.
Energihandelsselskabet Danske Commodities forbedrer indtjeningen endnu en gang i et år der bød på comeback til Aarhus-milliardæren Henrik Lind.Read the full story here
With EBT of EUR 33.7 million in 2016, Danske Commodities again delivers strong full-year results, improving profit by 10% compared to 2015.
"We were in the German market very early on and now we see that similar things are happening outside of Germany. We see that we can apply our knowledge to these new markets without adding a tremendous amount of complexity, headcount or systems. That’s what we mean by agility." Carl Hagert - our VP, Head of Origination - was interviewed for the November edition of the renowned German magazine ener|gate Gasmarkt.Download the interview here
The Board of Directors came to the unanimous decision that Henrik Lind was clearly the best among the candidates to lead Danske Commodities as CEO for the long term.
Carl Hagert will step in as VP, Head of Origination and will continue to develop the commercial strategy and maintaining a culture of success.
Danske Commodities' manager in Italy, Dario Gallanti provides valuable insights into the Italian market.
Danske Commodities collaborates with PhD student Bo Tranberg in order to deepen our knowledge about how energy flows through the grid are influenced by e.g. renewables, and how this affects price formation in the market.Announcement of PhD collaboration on how energy flows affect prices
Generating EUR 30.2 million in EBIT in 2015, Danske Commodities has regained momentum and is now entering a period of balanced growth with focus on maturing the company.
Danske Commodities elects two new Board members Volker Beckers and Anne Broeng. Both brings highly relevant skills and experience in particular to strengthen the UK market insight and risk management competences.
Danske Commodities announced today that it had signed a 15-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Limited.
Danske Commodities takes over responsibility for balance management and market entry for a number of production technologies – particularly green technologies from Energinet
Danske Commodities has taken several steps to ensure that the company maintains its strong position in the increasingly competitive markets.
When the moon blocks out the sunlight, it affects the power markets in all of Europe. Here, three of Danske Commodities’ specialists explain how.
Danske Commodities collaborates with many partners. Learn more about what we have done for some of our customers and counterparties throughout Europe.
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Although energy markets and ways of working were seriously affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, earnings for 2020 were stable and level with the previous year.