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Germany power market resorts to algorithm trading

Shift to renewable energy creates volatility that makes it impossible for humans to efficiently comply with risk limits

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's commitment to green energy has led to a three-fold increase in solar and wind power in the past decade as well as an exit from more predictable nuclear.


GERMANY'S shift to renewable energy has created a power market so volatile that humans are having trouble keeping up with it.

Four-year-old Grundgruen Energie GmbH, whose glass-walled office is just off Berlin's most fashionable shopping street, uses a coping technique...