Standardising electricity contracts

The introduction of three cleared, financially settled electricity contracts by the New York Mercantile Exchange (Nymex) shows that, despite regulatory and financial problems, electricity price risk management tools are wanted and needed by the industry.

The 40-megawatt-hour (MWh) contracts are based around the Pennsylvania-New Jersey-Maryland (PJM) hub – one is based on a daily floating price for each peak day of the month, one on a daily floating price for each peak day of the week and one on

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