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Introduction to Gas and Electricity Wholesale Trading

Wholesale trading is at the heart of the GB market structure. As wholesale markets become more volatile with a changing generation mix and the impacts of international markets, there has never been a more important time to understand the fundamentals that underpin trading rules and the commercial behaviours that players in the market take. Cornwall Insight has launched this course to help stakeholders in traded markets understand these key drivers better.

What does it cover?

  • Overall market design, wholesale price trends and why parties are incentivised to trade
  • An overview of the key players in traded markets: suppliers, electricity generators, gas producers, traders and brokers
  • Understanding routes to market: exchange trading, over the counter products, Power Purchase Agreements and other trading strategies
  • Typical trading “products” and how they are used by participants
  • Risk management by party. Including hedging strategies and external trading agreements
  • Case study analysis of recent price trends and strategies taken in the market by suppliers and generators


Booking Information


CCT Barbican

Aldersgate House

135-137 Aldersgate Street





£595 + VAT

Discounts are available for multiple bookings, please contact Richard at training@cornwall-insight.com for more information.

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31st January 2019

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“Interesting and informative. Content was excellent and I learned a lot. Very detailed and the speakers are very well informed.”

Michael O, Utility Partnership

20 February 2014