Hedging Volatility & Gas Shortage in Power Markets

September 12, 2022 11:00 AM

The gas shortage and high speculation have induced a price explosion in global power markets since October 2021. Since then, corporate became increasingly exposed to a shrinking availability of fixed price contracts from utilities and/or are facing high electricity prices.

This decreasing availability happened because many utilities and energy traders had to stop their supply activity due to these same extreme price movements. Corporates that are exposed to increasing market prices will simultaneously be exposed to sustainability regulation which links the decarbonization efforts to their access to capital markets.

Webinar date: Monday, September 12, 2022, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CET)

Participation fee: free

This webinar identifies major drivers of electricity price movements and gives an overview of how corporates can find ways to hedge their business cases against volatile commodity prices. We focus on a portfolio perspective of different contractual solutions which can be bundled together in order to provide an optimal price hedging while simultaneously fostering the decarbonization of the greenhouse gas footprint.

One portfolio element is a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) which connects the corporate energy buyer with the operator of the renewable energy asset (the energy seller). With PPAs, corporates have the chance to overcome the lack of fixed-price contracts in the traditional utility sector and can clearly document where they have purchased green electricity.

What to expect

  • An overview of how to hedge your business against volatile energy prices
  • Hedging mechanisms vs decarbonization of your business
  • Why PPAs are the best hedging solution

Our Speakers

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Dr. Steffen Hundt

CEO & Co-Founder at Think RE
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