Renewables expected to drive demand for weather derivatives

Panel forecasts sunny outlook for weather derivatives

Renewable energy generators will become an increasingly important source of business for firms involved in trading and hedging weather risk, said speakers at the annual meeting of the Weather Risk Management Association (WRMA) in London on September 19.

During an afternoon panel on weather risk management, market participants cited a number of reasons why the market for weather derivatives might be expected to grow over the coming years. While many renewable generators had previously been shield