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Managing Energy Risk: A Nontechnical Guide to Markets and Trading


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by John Wengler

"could be recommended as an essential read in 2002." "makes for fascinating reading." "'Managing Energy Risk' is well laid out." --Review, Platt's Energy Business & Technology (May/June 2002)

Energy markets are more perilous than ever before. Deregulation has forced a whole new world of trading and risk management jargon onto the power and energy marketer. How does the manager master this complex process, with its myriad experts, personalities, and systems? John Wengler identifies these issues, discusses and analyzes them, and in checklist fashion prioritizes for managers what they must do to succeed despite risks as diverse as price, trader, and credit. Written in plain English, the text is directed at upper management at all electric utilities, natural gas firms, oil companies, and industrial end-users served by the energy complex.

  • Foreword by Jeffrey Roark, Southern Energy
  • Editor's Note by Dragana Pilipovic, SAVA
  • The "Top Ten Checklist" of Things to Do
  • The Bull, the Bear, and the Spark Spread
  • Risk Management Policies and Procedures
  • Starting with Your Risk-Return Strategy
  • The Risk Roster: Personalities and Specialties
  • Energy Risk Boot Camp: "Must Know" Concepts for Managers and Directors
  • The Deal Process: From the Desk to Delivery
  • The Portfolio Process: Starting with What Have We Got? and What Do We Want?
  • Measuring Risk: How Might Our Portfolio Change?
  • Hedging: Navigating Toward Our Portfolio Objectives
  • Critical Path IT Issues
  • Looking Forward: The Next Ten Management Issues
  • Appendix - Items to Consider for Trading and Derivatives Policies, Guidelines, Controls, and Internal Procedures by Andrea S. Kramer, McDermott, Will & Emery
  • Glossary
  • Index

393 Pages/Hardcover/6x9/2001
ISBN10 0-87814-794-2

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