This course provides participants with an overview of the US power markets with a focus on market risk management. The course starts by explaining the role of the different participants before considering the market’s different demand and supply characteristics. The third part of the course looks at the structure of the US market as well as the theory and practice of forward price formation. The final part of the course presents a series of consumer and producer derivative risk management solutions.
By the end of the course, the participant will be able to:
- Describe the main motivations for each of the market participants
- Explain the physical supply chain for power
- Outline how prices are formed within the power market
- Describe a number of price risk management techniques
- Participants should understand simple financial concepts such as present value and have a basic knowledge of derivative instruments (forwards, futures, options and swaps).
- No prior knowledge of energy markets is assumed.
Advance Preparation: None
Computers and Financial Calculators: N/A
Recommended CPE Credits: 7