Online Courses

Introduction to Energy Trading and How to Trade Around Energy Assets

2.0 hour on-demand seminar with Live Q&A
Available Now. (96 hour access)

How this online course works

Learn some of the techniques of energy trading desks, how traders can get an "edge", and why ownership or contractual control of physical transmission, storage, refining, processing, and generating assets gives a trading company a significant competitive advantage. A detailed example of how to trade around an energy asset is included.

This proven online training program features the same material used in the popular PGS in-person classroom seminar. Register today and join the over 10,000 industry professionals who trust PGS for their energy training needs.

What You Will Learn

  1. Some common types of energy and electricity trading, why traders specialize, and the different ways energy traders can get an "edge" on the competition.
  2. What the rationale, concepts and mechanics are for asymmetrical payouts, basis trading, spread trading, and trading around assets.
  3. How different types of energy, electricity, and asset-based trading can be summarized in a single three dimensional graph. 
  4. Why merchant energy and electric power assets such as firm transmission capacity, storage, processing, and generating plants are valuable call options on spreads, and how access to these assets gives energy traders a significant advantage.
  5. What asset “optionality” and "trading around assets" mean.
  6. What the terms "Contango" and "Backwardation" mean, and how the energy “carry trade” works.
  7. A simple rule that will guide your daily decision on whether to use or idle an asset such as firm transmission capacity, energy storage, gas processing, or natural gas/coal electric generating plants.
  8. A detailed example of how to hedge and trade around firm transmission capacity. This example can be easily adapted to optimizing the income of energy storage, processing, and electric generation assets. 

Who Should Attend

This training program will benefit a wide variety of organizations in the natural gas, power, financial and petroleum industries. Professionals from trading floors, 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 online training program requires a basic knowledge of the U.S. natural gas or electric power industry. Some knowledge of energy or equity options is helpful to get the most out of the second half of the presentation.

Why Choose PGS?

PGS training programs are known for their clear explanations and in-depth content. Register today, and join the over 10,000 industry professionals who trust PGS with their energy training needs.

2Instructor

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.

On-Demand Access Time

The on-demand training presentation is available for a total of 96 hours from the time the training program is first viewed. After 96 hours, your access to the online presentation will expire. However the PDF training program slides and other materials you receive are yours to keep.

Program Pricing

This online seminar requires a basic knowledge of the U.S. natural gas or electric power industries. 
PGS online courses are known for their clear explanations and in-depth content.  
2.0 hour on-demand seminar with Live Q&A

$295 for the first attendee, $245 for the second attendee, and $195 for each attendee thereafter

Special pricing is available for groups of 10 or more. Please email or call (440) 853-1038.

Payment and Cancellations

Payment is required prior to training program access. Payment can be made by Visa, Master Card, American Express, or corporate check. Your credit card will be charged at the time of registration unless other arrangements have been made.

Cancellations for online training programs can be made before the program access instructions are sent by PGS, and cancellations will result in a credit. For more information on PGS policies regarding administrative matters and complaint resolution, please contact our offices at (440) 853-1038.
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