O'Reilly logo

Managing Energy Risk: An Integrated View on Power and Other Energy Markets by Gero Schindlmayr, Bernhard Graeber, Markus Burger

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

6

Risk Management

In this chapter the main features of a risk management process in the energy industry will be described in a practice-oriented fashion. The risk management process starts with a risk map.

This risk map should contain the main risks of the considered company. Figure 6.1 illustrates such a risk map.

image

Figure 6.1 Risk map

Among the quantifiable risks, the price risk seems to be the most significant risk. Therefore the price risk will be considered first.

6.1 MARKET PRICE EXPOSURE

A key feature of the risk management process is the transparentising of market price exposures. First, the position of the entire portfolio has to be determined. There are several ways to definite the position of an energy portfolio, which are illustrated in Figure 6.2.

image

Figure 6.2 Determination of the position of an energy portfolio

Market participants with assets such as exploration fields, pipelines, or power plants must know their energetic position for technical reasons.

Using this energetic position for explaining market price exposures is possible, if some corrections are made. The most important adjustments are:

  • – Including futures contracts, even if there is no physical delivery.
  • – Including the financial leg of indexed contracts.
  • – Including the option delta.

A modified energetic ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required