More than 70% of survey respondents at a recent utility risk management conference in Chicago said they do not think the energy industry does a good job in communicating to its stakeholders the benefits of hedging to mitigate consumer exposure to rate volatility. Yet at the same time, 95% of the respondents felt that utilities should engage in hedging activities, with 59% indicating they felt hedging to be “very effective”, and 41% stating that hedging is “somewhat effective.”
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