Webinar: Analysing & valuing Australian wind & solar firming deals


Lacima Trader webinar series, in association with High Voltage Brokers 

Wednesday 20 June 2018, 2:30 -  3:30pm AEST

New wind and solar power projects in the Australian market have given rise to new financial products to help manage risks around intermittent generation. Recently both ERM and AGL have publically announced new structured deals whose aim is to ‘firm’ solar and wind generation. High Voltage Brokers were first to market in arranging one of these new deals.  These deals allow greater certainty around cashflow and revenue from renewable asset investments, facilitating project financing and investment in renewables, so are both complementary and supportive of the Government's National Energy Guarantee.

Join us for this webinar where we will analyse the typical characteristics of these wind and solar firming products, provide analysis around the hedging characteristics, and look in detail at the valuation and risk management of the deals.

In this webinar we will:

  • Discuss the rationale and characteristics of wind and solar firming deals

  • Analyse wind, solar, and power price data to better understand where risks lie

  • Analyse the effectiveness of firming deals as a hedge to intermittent generation

  • Provide a detailed analysis of the valuation of typical wind & solar firming deals

Your presenter

Dr Chris Strickland

Dr Chris Strickland is co-founder and CEO of Lacima. In 2005 Chris was inducted into the Energy Risk Hall of Fame, and in 2009 was named in an elite international group of five by Energy Risk Magazine as a pioneering quantitative analyst who has made an outstanding contribution to energy trading and shaped today's global energy markets. He has also co-authored (with Les Clewlow) and edited a number of influential texts on the topics of energy derivatives and risk management, including "Energy Derivatives – Pricing and Risk Management" and "Implementing Derivatives Models".


There is no charge for this webinar


To reserve your spot, please register by clicking on the link: Wed, 20 June 2018 2:30-3:30pm AEST.

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About Lacima

Lacima is a multi-award winning specialist provider of software and advisory services dedicated to trading, valuation, optimization and risk management for global energy and commodities markets.

We help you to maximize your profit potential and make more informed decisions by providing tools that yield more accurate valuations, hedging analysis and risk exposure analysis for portfolios of financial contracts and physical assets.

Lacima Analytics is the only commercially available single application for valuation, optimization and risk management for multi-commodity/ multi-geography and/or multi-asset portfolios. The Lacima Trader suite of products for Front Office are designed to work as stand-alone trading and valuation tools capable of transparent drill down to detailed outputs and value drivers.  In a world first, deals can be analysed and then subsequently risk managed using the same models and methodologies.  There are a range of products available within Lacima Trader including Storage, Simulation, Pricer and Curve.

Clients of our software and services include trading, structuring, origination, valuation and risk teams in vertically integrated energy companies, energy retailers, financial institutions and large energy consumers in Europe, North America and Australasia.

Our software solutions have been developed and implemented by peer-recognized experts in energy analytics, offering an unparalleled level of expertise and personalized support.

About High Voltage Brokers

High Voltage Brokers (HVB) is a leading energy broker in the Australian wholesale electricity and renewable energy markets. In the energy commodities markets, our products include:

  • OTC and futures electricity swap and option contracts
  • Gas futures
  • OTC Environmental Products (LGCs, STCs, VEECs, ESCS and ACCUs)
  • Weather and generation firming derivatives

across the domestic Australian and overseas markets.

High Voltage Brokers has been a pioneer in both the Electricity and Renewable Energy markets with the Director being the first broker to transact Electricity futures contracts on the ASX in 2002. HVB provides a range of broking services including access to energy and renewable market data through our own VoltagePro application.

Bringing a wealth of experience and expertise to these markets enables High Voltage Brokers to provide the most comprehensive integrated service facilitating energy transactions between buyers and sellers in “over the counter” and “Exchange Traded” markets.

For further information about HVB, please contact Sam Blainey (Energy) and Tom Brodie (Renewables).

Any questions? 

Can't attend the webinar but would like to know more?  Please email Chris Strickland.


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