Special report: US power trading

US electricity special report - Energy Risk - October 2012

This month's special report looks at the retreat of banks from the US power market, as they cope with the increasing demands of Basel bank capital requirements and the so-called Volcker rule, which is meant to restrict proprietary trading. As Alexander Osipovich explains, the pullback will have critical implications for energy firms attempting to hedge their risk.

Meanwhile, Energy Risk investigates attempts to bring about more demand-side participation in Texas. Not only could the efforts help