Price: $1,999.00

Length: 2 Days
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Wholesale Electricity Marketing and Trading Fundamentals

Wholesale Electricity Marketing and Trading Fundamentals covers electrical utility wholesale marketing and trending.

Wholesale Electricity Marketing and Trading Fundamentals is a 2-day training program and can be customized for different customers and markets.

Electricity is bought, sold and traded in wholesale and retail markets, which operate
similarly to wholesale and retail markets for other products. The purchase and sale of
electricity to resellers (entities that purchase goods or services with the intention to
resell them to someone else) is done in the wholesale market, while the purchase and
sale of electricity to consumers is done in the retail market.


This course is designed for engineering project managers, engineers, and technicians from utilities who are interested to understand wholesale market and trading.

  • Utility and Industrial Electrical Engineers and Engineering technicians
  • Transmission Planning Engineers and Technicians
  • Distribution Planning Engineers and Technicians
  • Substation Design Engineers and Technicians
  • Electrical Engineers and Technicians
  • Substation network management Engineers and Technicians
  • Substation maintenance and construction engineers, technicians &
  • technologists
  • Industrial, commercial, institutional electrical engineers, and technologists
  • Project engineers
  • Design engineers
  • Field technicians
  • Electrical technicians
  • Plant operators
  • Plant engineers and technicians
  • Electrical supervisors
  • Managers in charge of plant communication infrastructure
  • Business Analysts
  • Financial Analysts
  • Sales and Marketing Professionals
  • Operation Professionals
  • Trading Professionals
  • Planning and Pricing Professionals

Course Agenda

Electric Power Industry

  • Electricity 101
  • Generation, Transmission and Distribution
  • of the Physical System
  • Negotiating Contracts
  • Congestion Management

Producer, Transporter and Distributor

  • Metering, Load Management and Real Time Pricing
  • Electricity Generation and Generators
  • Resellers
  • End Users

Wholesale Electricity Markets

  • Wholesale Markets and Trading
  • Price for wholesale electricity
  • Bilateral contracts
  • Organized wholesale markets
  • The clearing price for electricity in these wholesale markets
  • Real-time price information on the Markets & Operations
  • Supply matching demand
  • Wholesale price of power

Electricity Demand

  • Electricity Supply and Delivery
  • Electricity Sold at Retail
  • Competition in Electricity Markets
  • Buying and re-selling transactions
  • Sales for re-sale and make-up the wholesale electricity market

Regulatory Models

  • Traditional regulatory model
  • Competitive suppliers and marketers
  • RTOs and Organized Markets
  • Role of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)
  • Regions
  • Southeast Wholesale Market Region
  • Western Wholesale Market Regions

Electric Power Markets: National Overview

  • California (CAISO)
  • Midwest (MISO)
  • New England (ISO-NE)
  • New York (NYISO)
  • Northwest PJM
  • Southeast Southwest SPP
  • Texas (ERCOT)
  • Independent system operator (ISO)
  • Regional transmission organization (RTO)
  • Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, much of the Midwest, ERCOT and California Models
  • PacifiCorp serving Oregon, Washington, California, Utah, Wyoming and Idaho
  • Role of ISO/RTO structure

Wholesale Electricity Prices

  • Connecting to the grid
  • Competitive suppliers and marketers
  • Affiliation with utilities, independent power producers (IPPs) not affiliated with a
  • utility
  • Excess generation sold by traditional vertically integrated utilities
  • Trades in the wholesale market
  • Multi-state interconnection
  • Interstate sales

Markets and Features

  • US Crude Oil and Petroleum Products Markets
  • Wholesale Natural Gas Markets
  • Financial Markets and Trading
  • Financial Markets and Mechanisms
  • Physical Products
  • Financial Products
  • Trading and Transacting
  • Capital Markets
  • Market Manipulation
  • Manipulative Trading Techniques and Cross-Product Manipulations
  • Information-Based Manipulations
  • Withholding


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