Energy Risk - 2009-08-04

Painful mistakes

The use of spreadsheets remains widespread in the energy trading sector, but the risks are high. Pauline McCallion looks at how these traps can be avoided

All for one

The Waxman-Markey Bill brought the US a step closer to establishing a federal mandate for renewable energy generation. Pauline McCallion looks at the implications for renewable energy credits trading

Optimisation through a component framework

The challenge of implementing the most suitable ETRM software solutions for energy companies trading and hedging multiple physical commodities in numerous locations has become increasingly daunting. Paul McLean-Thorne and Tim Hughes explore the options

Rewriting the rules

The proposed re-regulation of financial markets in the US could have far-reaching consequences for OTC commodity derivatives trading. Peter Malyshev, of counsel at law firm Winston & Strawn, analyses the proposals and identifies possible winners and…

Movers & shakers

As part of our 15th Anniversary, Energy Risk rounds up 15 of the most influential and innovative companies currently active in the traded energy markets and profiles their achievements

Sparking innovation

In the second of two articles tracing the beginnings of energy derivatives trading, Roderick Bruce looks at the development of the natural gas and electricity markets in the US and Europe

A seagull's-eye view

US offshore energy could receive a boost from a newly announced US Federal regulatory scheme. Gregory Lawrence, Mustafa Ostrander and Stephen Smith of McDermott Will & Emery outline the programme

Benoît de Vitry

Our 15th anniversary profile series continues as Roderick Bruce talks with Benoît de Vitry, head of commodities at Barclays Capital, about his memories of the past 15 years and thoughts on the future

Power plant Greeks

The computation of the price sensitivities - otherwise known as the Greeks - of a power plant is essential for proper hedging and risk management. However, due to the complexity and difficulty involved in the modelling of generation characteristics and…

Where to next?

Energy trading is experiencing rapid change and it can be difficult for ETRM software to keep pace. Rachel Morison finds out which issues software vendors are tackling and what they expect next-generation software to achieve

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