Energy Risk - Volume1/No5

Rethinking regulation

Market manipulation and inaccurate pricing led to the reregulation of Ontario’s electricity market. But at the right price, the Canadian province may see a revival of competition, reports CatherineLacoursière

Bob Anderson

Former chief risk officer with El Paso, Bob Anderson now heads the Committeeof Chief Risk Officers full time. By James Ockenden

A fact of life?

Can the price risks associated with abnormally cold winter temperatures and theirimpact on short term energy demand be predicted ahead of time? Logical InformationMachines’ Sandy Fielden investigates recent freezing temperatures in Boston,Massachusetts

Cautious comeback

Global consultancy PricewaterhouseCoopers says the slump in global merger andacquisition deal activity in the energy sector may have bottomed out and confidencecould be starting to return. By Joe Marsh

The big picture

Focusing only on measuring VAR and stress tests limits the role of the risk manager.And there are great benefits from a wider view of what risk management can achievefor a company. By Brett Humphreys

The cost of good data

The US-based Committee of Chief Risk Officers plans to propose voluntary standardsfor energy price reporting later this year, in the hope of ruling out any needfor mandatory standards. Joe Marsh reports

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