Power trading internationally
I'm about to finish an engineering degree, and I'm looking to get into energy markets. Long term goal at the moment is to be a power trader.
Did a couple internships in the power industry (engineering roles at gas/coal/renewable plants) which is what piqued my interest in power markets. So far I've been lucky to get a couple analyst and RT trader roles at utilities, which is very exciting.
However, I am very keen to work abroad. Obviously Europe and North America are awesome (I'm an aussie), but I'm especially keen on some of the more remote corners of the world - I'm thinking Central Asia, Africa, South America, Southeast Asia etc. Sure I could visit on a holiday, but if I could see some of the world and advance my career at the same time, that would be the dream.
From what I can tell, it's common for traders of other commodities to go scope out soy bean yields in Brazil, LPG terminals in Indonesia, mines in Kazakhstan, etc. Do similar opportunities exist in power? I guess electricity is a bit unique in that it is not a bulk commodity, but I was wondering if there was still any opportunity for international work.
Should I maybe try to get involved with another commodity if working abroad is a priority? Power is my main interest at the moment given my background, but I'm open to others.
Would love to get your thoughts on this, maybe hear about your experiences if you don't mind sharing. Cheers!