Power Trading Fundamentals

Understand the trading tools and key factors that drive success in power markets.

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At A Glance

Industry Segment Power
Course Level Introductory to Intermediate
CPE Credits 11
DTN Credits 6
Competency Path Certified Energy Trading Professional, Power, Trading & Risk Management

What You Will Learn

Topics covered include:

  • Why are the power markets the most volatile of all markets?
  • What fundamental factors drive the power markets?
  • What role does weather play in determining prices?
  • What role do fuel prices play in determining prices?
  • What are Locational Marginal Prices and why should you care?
  • What is the difference between rea- time, day-ahead and forward power prices?
  • What trading tools are used in the power markets, and where can participants find liquidity?
  • How are power trading books analyzed, and how do risk management best practices apply?
  • What is the status of power market de-regulation and where is it headed?
  • How do ancillary services, emissions and renewable mandates affect the power markets?

Who Should Attend

Power and fuel purchasers, analysts, traders, trade support staff, finance and auditing personnel. Entry-level to intermediate professionals from: merchant generators, banks, utilities, power marketers, retail providers, back office, hedgers, marketers, end-users and government agencies.