The Oxford Princeton Programme Announces New Course on Power Hedging and Risk Management for Utilities in Burbank, CA May 12-14, 2011

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Princeton, NJ - The Oxford Princeton Programme, the world’s leading provider of commercial education and training to the energy and derivatives industry, is pleased to announce the launch of its newest course: Power Hedging and Risk Management for Utilities (Course code: PRM) 12-14 May 2011 Burbank, CA

This three-day training event will enable participants to gain a practical working knowledge of the power market structure, its main players as well as commonly traded instruments. Delegates will gain a practical understanding of the various dimensions of risk in power markets and the various tools to manage and transfer those risks.

“This highly interactive course meets an expressed need by clients for comprehensive training in the utilities sector with the best and brightest in attendance from up and down the West Coast and throughout North America,” says Jobert E. Abueva, Vice-President, Global Sales and Marketing, The Oxford Princeton Programme. “Delegates will leave this course with a full box of tools and strategic perspectives in order to manage their positions effectively within the power marketplace.”

New approaches will be applied to hedge energy exposures with derivatives as well as useful techniques to unbundle gas and power structures in long term contracts and physical assets. Particular emphasis is placed on the use of derivatives as well as physical assets and contracts to manage price, credit, volumetric, and operations risk.
In addition to lectures, case studies and numerous individual and group exercises, a trading simulation will offer delegates the chance to use the main hedging instruments as well as take advantage of market views as a response to changes in power market conditions. Delegates will execute their own trading strategy and will calculate and monitor their own P/L, adjust their hedge book, as well as keep positions within limits such as volumetric, stop losses, VaR and Stress tests.

Please note: a laptop and up-to-date version of Excel software is required in order to engage in market data.

16 CPE credits per training day awarded for this course.

Delegates will receive easy-reference course manuals as well as a certificate upon successful completion. Continental breakfasts and lunches are included. Seats are limited to ensure proper in-depth coverage. For those with widespread company interest, this course can be scheduled as an on-site presentation.

For a full course outline and to register, please log onto (Search: PRM).

Please contact Carol Patel for more information on this or any of The Oxford Princeton Programme's wide array of training options at (609) 524-1124 or cpatel(at)oxfordprinceton(dot)com.

The Oxford Princeton Programme, Inc is the world’s leading provider of education and training to the energy and derivatives industries. In addition to, which offers more than 30 energy and commodity web-based training modules, The Oxford Princeton Programme provides more than 250 instructor-led training courses annually worldwide. Designed for all levels of expertise, courses include views of oil, power, natural gas and a variety of other energy, commodity and derivatives topics. For a complete list of courses and for other information, visit


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