Energy trading: Login only for verified traders and employees
The principle of supply and demand prevails on the international electricity and gas markets and the interaction between trading exchanges, settlement agencies and energy supply companies is strictly regulated: Strict professional and technical requirements apply to trading in energy products and access to the electronic trading exchanges is only open to authorised companies.
In addition, all traders and participants – from senior traders to back office contacts and commercial representatives – only have access to the trading systems if they can identify themselves beyond doubt. They need certificates for their reliable identification. For example, the auction rules of the electronic Capacity Auction Tool (eCAT) stipulate that authentication can only be done using a client certificate from a provider on the EU Trusted List.