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Essentials of Power Trading Training Course

Ensure you fully understand the European electricity & fuel markets & the instruments that are being traded

Please call Jeff Hearn for more info on +44(0)20 7017 7193 or email him at [email protected]

KNect House, London, UK

Agenda Summary (access the full agenda to Essentials of Power Trading here)

  • Introduction to European Power Markets
  • Electricity Value Chain & its Risks
  • Existential Threat to the Well-Functioning European Power Market
  • Market Coupling & Cross Border Trading
  • Electricity Markets: Physical & Financial Trading
  • Power Price Dynamics in Europe
  • Spot Trading
  • Trading
  • The Features of Derivatives
  • Electricity Forwards, Futures & Swaps: The Basics
  • Basics of Electricity Options
  • Spread Trading
  • Hedging & Trading from a Utilities Perspective


Case Studies and Exercises

  • Turmoil in Spanish power market
  • How leading European utilities lost half a trillion euros
  • Spot market - Producing a sample bid on the spot market for a generator
  • Metallgesellschaft
  • Delegates will be divided in groups of 4-5 people and all groups will be given a business scenario of a utility. They will be asked to identify the risks, the cash flows and the possible hedging strategy for that utility.