Chartis’ expanded Energy50 ranking sheds new light on modern energy trading risk markets

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Chartis Research’s Energy50 report – its ranking of the top 50 players in energy trading and risk technology markets – is due out in early December. The publication of the report accompanies the announcement of this year’s category award winners, which will take place as an online ‘event’.

Energy50 is the second in our series of comprehensive analyses and rankings of the world’s major technology players in modern energy markets. It updates our Energy25 research from 2019, doubling the number of vendors we now analyze and rank, and revising our analysis in the context of the trends and developments that have shaped energy markets in the past year.

And what an extraordinary year it’s been, with important and potentially far-reaching implications. The COVID-19 pandemic has had significant impacts on major areas of the energy landscape – in particular the oil and liquefied natural gas (LNG) sectors – and has helped to push oil prices into unprecedented negative-number territory. These sudden shifts have forced market participants to rethink a number of important considerations, from the models they rely on to do their all-important pricing calculations, to new and innovative sources of investment. And as we highlighted in last year’s Energy25, data continues to be of vital importance, as advanced analytics become more pervasive across the sector.

Expanded analysis

Reflecting these shifts, Energy50’s latest iteration offers several features and highlights:

  • Updated rankings of the top 50 players in the energy trading risk management (ETRM) space.
  • Recognition of vendors across a broad range of award categories. This reflects an expansion of our research and analysis into important new topic areas, including operationalization, cross-market analysis, and inventory and asset management. 

To put these issues into context, a featured article in the Energy50 report examines the main trends that have emerged in this tumultuous year, and considers the new landscape that tech vendors will have to navigate. Notable among the changes and trends are advances in renewable energy technology and policy; growth in LNG markets and infrastructure; and the rise of operational analytics as a separate offering from traditional ETRM systems.

Powering forward

With Energy50 we believe we are helping to capture, define and analyze an important period in the development of energy markets, as well as providing an invaluable yardstick for all participants. Alongside this research, we also plan a series of reports that examine various aspects of the energy space, providing our customary in-depth analysis of the market and vendor landscape.

The Energy50 2021 online awards event, and the accompanying report – which is free to download – will be available in early December. For more information, visit and/or contact

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