We are extending the sustainability chain from the heart of Europe to the Nordics and the Baltics, combining our pan-European experience with local expertise. Our teams based in the region understand the local markets, speak the local language and deliver local service while drawing on Alpiq’s wide-ranging know-how.
Like all the experts at Alpiq, our teams in the Nordics and Baltics are all about solving problems. We dig deeper to devise the most efficient and profitable solution for each unique situation. This personal, pragmatic, can-do approach helps each of our customers achieve their specific sustainability goals and financial targets.
Long-term contracts are our priority, so when you work with Alpiq, you get a partner that is solidly committed to you. A partner with the expertise and staying power to handle all the details while remaining focused on the big picture. Learn more about how our hands-on, solution-oriented approach to service delivery can help you overcome your challenges and meet your goals.
Power plant management as well as trading and origination.
Supply: Whether it is gas or electricity, Alpiq's supply contracts are always straightforward and tailored to your needs. You benefit from reliability and attractive prices.
Balancing: Alpiq is the European expert on balancing energy supply and demand. With our customised solutions, you can minimise your risk while increasing your flexibility. Ask us about energy management to optimise your portfolio and profitability.
Power purchase agreements: A PPA with Alpiq helps making electricity prices stable and calculable and reduces risk. Talk to us about how a PPA can help you manage renewable energy and gain financial security.
When you partner with us, your project benefits from the input of highly qualified energy experts with extensive local knowledge – laser-focused on creating sustainable solutions. Contact us – let’s talk about your energy needs.
“Successful business development is about building relationships.”
Our team consists of seven members spread throughout the Nordic countries (Finland, Sweden and Norway). All the employees of Alpiq in the Nordics need a holistic understanding of power markets as such. We need to cover the market from short-term physical trading to long-term financial trading and everything in between. Together, we work as a team, supporting each other and drawing on Alpiq’s expertise in Switzerland.
Whether you’re working in the office or at home, the biggest motivator is the ability to make things happen. We have been successful in ramping up the business, and that will be our greatest motivator as we push forward. We talk frequently via Teams – with the camera on – and we have been trying to meet outside the office once a month with a good amount of face-to-face time, always following the COVID guidelines of course.
We have a thorough understanding of customers’ needs and work with them as true partners. That makes us competitive. We deploy the best ideas and highest-performing tools from the Alpiq Group to provide the highest level of service to our customers.
Implementing changes and developing new business in the energy sector takes some time even when you’re moving fast. Because successful business development is about building relationships. And building a relationship takes time.
We got ready for physical trading in the Nordic and Baltic countries and have concluded several transactions with various producers and consumers.
Our journey with Alpiq started during the pandemic, so we don’t know what the business would have looked like in a COVID-free environment. So COVID has always been part of our daily routine. With all the meetings now happening online rather than in the same physical space, it makes no difference whether you are located in the Nordics or in Switzerland. Even in these circumstances, we have developed a strong team spirit.
The Nordic market has been liberalised for quite some time and customers also understand the underlying market.
We have been pursuing various renewable projects in Nordic area and they have been proceeding as expected even during the pandemic. I don’t believe that COVID will affect the big picture in terms of growing RES production, the electrification of the automotive industry or the development of a smarter energy ecosystem.
The future of renewable energy in northern Europe looks bright, but it also holds some challenges. Growth in RES production depends largely on transmission systems. The Nordic countries still need a solution for moving electricity from the points where it is produced to the areas where it is consumed. Risk management in RES projects is getting far more attention since simple solutions are already in use and the projects are far larger than they were five years ago.
Matti Ahtosalo has been a member of the Alpiq Management Team since 2020 and heads Alpiq’s Origination business in the Nordics. He holds a degree in electrical engineering, and he is a certified European of Financial Analyst Association (EFFAS) financial analyst. Matti Ahtosalo has worked in the energy industry for over 20 years.