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23.11.2020

FORTUNE MAGAZINE: PUSHING A GREEN, DIGITAL, DIVERSE FUTURE

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.

12.11.2020

CEO HELLE ØSTERGAARD KRISTIANSEN: GREAT IDEAS COME FROM OUR EMPLOYEES

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.

Fortune International Most Powerful Women 2020

22.10.2020

DC CEO INCLUDED IN FORTUNE'S MOST POWERFUL WOMEN IN BUSINESS LIST 

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. 

06.10.2020

THE NINTH BIGGEST COMPANY IN DENMARK

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.

Digitalisation in energy trading

15.09.2020

WORKING VIRTUALLY IN THE AGE OF DIGITALISATION 

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."

Panorama magazine

01.09.2020

THE LEADERSHIP OF TOMORROW

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.

Helle Østergaard Kristiansen 10-year anniversary

19.08.2020

10-YEAR ANNIVERSARY FOR CEO HELLE ØSTERGAARD KRISTIANSEN 

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 to trade Dogger Bank power

17.08.2020

DANSKE COMMODITIES SIGNS 15-YEAR PPA WITH WORLD'S LARGEST OFFSHORE WIND FARM

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.

Automation in gas trading

10.08.2020

THE FUTURE OF GAS TRADING IS AUTOMATED

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. 

Wall Street Journal Danske Commodities

28.07.2020

EMISSIONS MARKET BOUNCES BACK AFTER PANDEMIC LOW

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. 

22.06.2020

TOP CREDIT RATING BOOSTS DANSKE COMMODITIES' BUSINESS GROWTH

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.

Helle Østergaard interview with Forbes

18.05.2020

EXPANSION IS DEEPLY ROOTED IN OUR DNA

In conversation with Forbes, our CEO Helle Østergaard Kristiansen talks about leadership, DC's global expansion and trading during a global pandemic. 

Helle Østergaard Kristiansen

17.04.2020

GENDER EQUALITY INCREASES THE TALENT POOL

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.

Michael Vincent interview with Energate

09.04.2020

ENERGATE INTERVIEW: "OUR TRADERS HAVE THEIR EYES ON THE BALL"

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).

12.03.2020

DANSKE COMMODITIES DEALS WITH COVID-19

"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.

Danske Commodities annual report 2019

12.03.2020

DANSKE COMMODITIES DELIVERS STRONG RESULTS IN TRANSFORMATIVE YEAR

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.

Helle interview with Magasinet Energi

24.02.2020

ENERGY TRADING WITH GREEN AMBITIONS

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.

Jesper Tronborg

24.02.2020

Danske Commodities goes global 

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.

16.01.2020

DANSKE COMMODITIES APPOINTS NEW CHIEF DATA OFFICER

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.

13.01.2020

DANISH MORNING RADIO GOES BEHIND THE SCREENS OF THE METEOROLOGY DEPARTMENT

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 Helle Østergaard Kristiansen

02.12.2019

HELLE ØSTERGAARD KRISTIANSEN AMONG BERLINGSKE'S MOST INFLUENTIAL WOMEN

Danske Commodities' CEO has been included on the Danish newspaper Berlingske's annual list of Denmarks most influential women (in Danish).

Gas pipes

14.11.2019

Danske Commodities increases gas storage portfolio by 30 TWh

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.

Helle Østergaard Kristiansen in Berlingske

26.10.2019

Danske Commodities one of the biggest companies in 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.

CEO Helle Østergaard Kristiansen in Finans

17.10.2019

Interview with Helle Østergaard Kristiansen in Finans

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.

Børsen top 10

08.10.2019

DC AMONG THE 10 BIGGEST COMPANIES IN DENMARK

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.

Fortune International Most Powerful Women 2019

25.09.2019

Helle Østergaard Kristiansen named one of the world's most powerful women in business 

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.

12.08.2019

Bloomberg article: A Green Economy Grows in Denmark 

"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.

Trader behind screens

08.08.2019

Danske Commodities expands energy trading activities to the US

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.

Danske Commodities' office building

23.07.2019

AARHUS: EUROPE'S PREMIER ENERGY TRADING HUB

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.

Dudgeon wind farm

16.07.2019

Danske Commodities signs new 15-year PPA

Danske Commodities signs 15-year PPA with Dudgeon Offshore Windfarm off the coast of Norfolk, making it our fourth PPA in the UK.

Sheringham Shoal

12.07.2019

DANSKE COMMODITIES SIGNS 15-YEAR PPA FOR OFFSHORE WIND

Inking a new 15-year PPA with Sheringham Shoal wind farm, Danske Commodities continues to grow its presence in the renewables space.

Hywind Scotland

19.06.2019

Danske Commodities signs 20-year PPA

Danske Commodities signs a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with the world’s first floating wind farm, Hywind Scotland.

Helle Østergaard Kristiansen CEO Danske Commodities

15.03.2019

DANSKE COMMODITIES APPOINTS NEW CEO AND DELIVERS RECORD ANNUAL RESULTS FOR 2018

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.

Jesper Vestergaard in Magasinet Energi

01.03.2019

Maximising the value of electricity production

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 trader in front of trading screens

06.02.2019

TAKING OVER A ROCK-SOLID SHIP

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.

01.02.2019

Equinor completes acquisition of Danske Commodities

With deal close, Equinor will transfer all power and certificates trading activities to Aarhus to take advantage of Danske Commodities’ highly scalable platform.

Børsen Danske Commodities talent development

23.11.2018

THE RECIPE FOR SUCCESS: OUR PEOPLE

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. 

Beatrice offshore wind farm

20.07.2018

BEATRICE OFFSHORE WIND FARM DELIVERS FIRST POWER

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

06.07.2018

DANSKE COMMODITIES BECOMES PART OF EQUINOR 

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.

New German team

08.06.2018

DANSKE COMMODITIES STRENGTHENS ITS PRESENCE IN GERMANY 

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.

Henrik Lind CSR

31.05.2018

HENRIK LIND ON CSR: TEACH A MAN TO FISH 

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 Annual Report 2017

15.03.2018

Annual Report 2017: STRONGEST FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE EVER 

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.

Green is the new black Montel article

08.02.2018

Green is the new black as capital turns to renewables

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. 

Jesper Vestergaard

01.12.2017

Reduced bid size for the Nordic Regulating Power Market

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.  

 

Helle Østergaard Kristiansen Erhverv+ front page

10.10.2017

KEEPING TRACK OF ONE OF DENMARK'S LARGEST TOP LINES

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.

15.06.2017

Danish TV2 News covers Business Accelerator

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)
Jylland-Posten front page

06.06.2017

Danske Commodities' Business Accelerator in the news

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.

16.03.2017

Børsen: Aarhus-milliardærs energikæmpe tjener millioner i turbulent år (Danish)

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
Annual Report 2016

16.03.2017

Annual Report 2016: Challenge. Compete. Repeat

With EBT of EUR 33.7 million in 2016, Danske Commodities again delivers strong full-year results, improving profit by 10% compared to 2015.

07.11.2016

energate gasmarkt interviews Carl Hagert

"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
Henrik Lind Appointed CEO

04.10.2016

Henrik Lind appointed as CEO of Danske Commodities

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, VP Danske Commodities

01.09.2016

Carl Hagert new Vice President, Head of Origination

Carl Hagert will step in as VP, Head of Origination and will continue to develop the commercial strategy and maintaining a culture of success.

Trading renewables, Italy

27.03.2016

The Italian Energy Market

Danske Commodities' manager in Italy, Dario Gallanti provides valuable insights into the Italian market.

20.03.2016

How energy flows affect prices

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
Annual Report 2015

17.03.2016

Annual Report 2015: A strong result

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.

Board Members Danske Commodities

21.01.2016

Danske Commodities elects two new Board members

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.

 Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Limited.

12.01.2016

Danske Commodities signs 15-year PPA with Beatrice Offshore Windfarm

Danske Commodities announced today that it had signed a 15-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Limited.

Energinet

13.05.2015

Danish TSO Energinet outsources balance management to Danske Commodities

Danske Commodities takes over responsibility for balance management and market entry for a number of production technologies – particularly green technologies from Energinet

Annual Report 2014

25.03.2015

Annual Report 2014: A year of focus and internal consolidation

Danske Commodities has taken several steps to ensure that the company maintains its strong position in the increasingly competitive markets.

Solar eclipse affects power markets

19.03.2015

Danske Commodities: How the solar eclipse affects power 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.

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Annual Report 2019

Benefitting from increased scale and automation, we delivered a strong financial performance in a transformative year, when we became part of Equinor.