December 2011 - Commodities Now interviews Lacima: Real power portfolio risk management

12/12/2011

A large number of power and gas market participants only report VaR. Guy Isherwood spoke to Lacima’s Dr. Chris Strickland to discuss why the VaR risk metric has serious limitations if used in isolation, especially for power companies whose portfolios typically comprise thermal, hydro, and wind power plants, as well complex financial contracts typically linked to the assets, such as power purchase agreements and tolling agreements.

Click here to download this article published in the December 2011 edition of Commodities Now Magazine.

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