Online Seminars

How Energy Marketers Make Money Buying Under-Priced Options From Their Customers and Suppliers

Live Online Seminar: January 30th 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm (ET)
On-Demand Recording Available February 6th (72 hour access)

How These Online Seminars Work

Properly designed structured transactions lock in a sure profit margin for an energy/power marketer as long as all parties to the transaction honor their firm contractual promise. Typically a structure transaction is done for multiple months or even multiple years, and this techique can also be applied to power purchase agreements ("PPAs").

This seminar will illustrate how energy/electricity buyers and producers often underprice risk in the physical market and how energy/power marketers can make significant money off of this mispricing.

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. A brief overview of puts, calls, and basic option terminology.
  2. What a cash-settled European "swing" option is, and how it works.
  3. How to calculate annualized volatility, and why there can be immense price risk in the physical energy and electricity markets.
  4. Why energy commercial players often undervalue energy options and leave money on the table through lost opportunity.
  5. How energy marketers make money from commercial players mispricing risk.
  6. A basic structured transaction (Example #1)
  7. How a marketer can by valuable put and call options for "10 cents-on the dollar" from the marketer's customers and suppliers.(Example #2)
  8. The powerful money-making potential of extendible transactions. (Example #3)

Who Should Attend this Seminar

This seminar will benefit a wide variety of organizations in the electric power, financial and energy industries. Professionals from energy/power marketers, banks, energy producers, electric utilities, asset developers, industrial companies, electric generators, and municipals 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.

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.


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

$245 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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