Online Seminars

Introduction to Energy & Electricity Options

On-Demand Recording Available December 12th (72 hour access)

How These Online Seminars Work

Natural gas, oil and electricity options (Calls and Puts) are powerful tools which can be used to reduce energy price risk, fine-tune your hedging program, and increase your transaction profits.

This clearly explained seminar will provide you with a fundamental understanding of the concepts and terminology of these powerful tools and will help you learn to view the energy and electricity markets from a completely new perspective.

This proven online seminar features the same material used in the popular PGS in-person classroom training program. Register today and join the over 10,000 energy professionals who have already benefited from an in-depth PGS seminar.

What You Will Learn

  1. What energy and electricity options are and why they are so valuable.
  2. The meaning of "puts", "calls", "intrinsic value", "time value", "deep out-of-the-money" and other options-related terms.
  3. Why capacity payments, demand charges, and reservation charges are just another name for option premiums.
  4. The characteristics of the CME-NYMEX, over-the-counter, and physical options markets and how they differ from each other.
  5. The difference between American, European and Asian-style options.
  6. How CME-NYMEX-traded energy options are bought and sold.
  7. Why one should never "early exercise" an American-style CME-NYMEX or physical options.
  8. How to hedge price risk with energy option by creating price caps, floors & collars.
  9. How a buyer can create a price cap using CME-NYMEX call options (An example).
  10. The three trade-offs that must be considered when hedging with options.
  11. How buyers and sellers can create a "No Cost" price collar using CME-NYMEX options (An example).

Who Should Attend this Seminar

This seminar will benefit a wide variety of organizations and individuals in the electric power, financial and energy industries. Professionals from banks, energy producers, utilities, energy marketers, industrial companies, electric generators, and liquids processors will gain valuable insights, as will natural gas, oil and electric power executives, traders, marketers, (sales, purchasing & risk management professionals), accountants, economists, trading support staff, auditors, attorneys, government regulators, rate specialists, plant operators, engineers and corporate planners.

Prerequisites and Advance Preparation

This fundamental level group live seminar has no prerequisites. No advance preparation is required before the seminar.

Why Choose PGS?

PGS seminars are known for their clear explanations and in-depth content. Register for a PGS class today, and join the over 10,000 energy professionals who have already attended one of PGS's proven programs.

Instructor

John Adamiak
President PGS Energy

John Adamiak is President and Founder of PGS Energy Training and an expert in energy derivatives and electric power markets. Mr. Adamiak is a well-known and highly effective seminar presenter who has over 20 years experience in the natural gas and electric power industries. His background includes 15 years as a seminar instructor, 9 years of energy transaction experience, and 6 years of strategic planning and venture capital activities. John's academic background includes an M.B.A. degree from Carnegie Mellon University.

Seminar Price

$199 for the first attendee, $99 for the second attendee, and $49 for each attendee thereafter
for either the live or on-demand version of this seminar.

Payment and Cancellations

Payment is required prior to seminar attendance. Payment can be made by Visa, Master Card, or American Express. Seminar purchases will be charged to your credit card at the time of registration unless other arrangements have been made.

Live seminar registrations can be cancelled for a full refund up to 5:00 PM (U.S. Eastern Time) two (2) business days before the scheduled seminar date. For example if the live seminar is on Thursday then the cancellation would need to occur by 5:00 PM Eastern Time on the Tuesday before the seminar. No refunds will be made thereafter, but a streamed recording of the live seminar can be provided. Attendee substitutions may be made at any time. 

Due to the nature of a recorded event, no refunds can be made for on-demand recorded seminars. For more information on PGS policies regarding administrative matters and complaint resolution, please contact our offices at (440) 853-1038.

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