US Futures Exchange to list wind derivatives

The Chicago-based US Futures Exchange (USFE) will list futures contracts on average wind speeds within the next three months.

The contracts are intended to provide a financial hedging vehicle for wind resource owners, developers, financiers and consumers of wind energy, and will begin trading this summer. They will be based on the Nordix Financial Wind Indexes created by Weather Bid, which measure deviations from average wind speeds used in wind power generation.

The exchange says these products are the first to reflect the needs of the greater renewable energy community. “As generation capacity of renewable energy

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