Risk and Flexibility in Electricity: Introduction to the Fundamentals and Techniques

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The title's emphasis on the application of theory to practical situations makes it highly relevant to both practitioners, who apply the theory to practice, and academics who study the effectiveness of the applications Features comprehensive and accessible coverage of: fuel trading, renewables and intermittent energy sources, forecasting and other analytical tools, transmission, retail power contracts, exotic options and flexibility, and regulation and deregulation risks.

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Anne Ku works as a writer, covering energy topics as an independent critic. Previously, she has been the editor of Platt's Global Energy Business and Energy IT (bi-monthly magazines covering the areas of energy trading, risk management and technology) and has worked for the Union Bank of Switzerland and several management consulting firms in London and Singapore. Anne wrote her doctoral thesis on modelling uncertainty in the electricity industry and tested her hypothesis of 'flexibility as a means to cope with uncertainty' by working for Enron in Houston and London in electricity and natural gas research and modelling. Anne holds a PhD in decision sciences from London Business School (1995), a Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Duke University and a Master's in operational research from London School of Economics.

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"Provides a sound foundation in both the basic and complex aspects of finding opportunities while managing risk in electricity trading." -- Daniel E. White, Executive Vice President, Pace Global Energy Services

"This book has done a great job of collecting a useful array of topics important to the merchant energy business." -- Aram G. Sogomonian, Constellation Power Source, VP Risk Management

A comprehensive, well arranged volume... a must-read for decision makers involved in any link in the electricity value chain. -- Chris Papousek, Managing Director, The New York Mercantile Exchange

A must read if you want a deeper understanding of the pricing techniques in minimizing risk in the electricity markets. -- Ron Levi, Managing Director, GFI Group

A thorough introduction to this important field, covering a wide range of topics, from engineering through trading to political issues. -- Dr. Jörg Spicker, Vorstand/Member of the Board, Atel Energie AG

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