Cutting Edge: Measuring the risk of Financial Transmission Rights


The transmission of electricity is vital for the development of the electricity industry. The emerging markets for Financial Transmission Rights (FTRs) or Transmission Congestion Contracts (TCCs) have attracted a lot of attention from generators, load-serving entities and pure speculators. They use the contracts to either hedge their congestion-cost risks or speculate within the transmission market. The literature on quantifying the risk of these relatively new financial products is very limited

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