Training: Power – Location Spread (information)

Short description

Trade the electricity location spread.

Capacity

You act in the role of a power trader (either as a prop trader or as an asset & portfolio manager).
You act in the capacity of aggressor.

Tasks

Analyse the price differential between the two products, its minimum and maximum and the volatility of the location spread.

Furthermore, your task is to trade the location spread; setup the spread (a long versus short strategy between different locations). If preferred, you can liquidate it when financially suitable.

Check your Value at Risk (VaR) upon opening a position in one leg (contract), either long or short, and see the exposure (VaR) going down (risk mitigation) when you setup an opposing position (long versus short) in the other leg (contract).

As an asset & portfolio trader, you have now hedged the exposure related to available transmission capacity (i.e. cable) and, therewith, secured future cash flows. Alternatively, as a proprietray trader, you can liquidate your spread position when financially suitable and realise a profit.

Analyse your financial performance
Watch the Unrealised Result of an open position (“P/L-U”).
See the Realised Result of a closed position (“P/L-R”).