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Hedging with base load futures

This tool is designed to simulate the outcomes of purchasing electricity futures contracts. It describes the role futures contracts may play from the perspective of either a pure retailer, who would likely want to ensure their cost is lower than the price they are charging their customers, or an industrial consumer who will likely have a budget for making electricity purchases.

Users of the tool need to make several choices:

Finally, be sure to click on the ‘View glossary’ button for a description of the many terms encountered in this dashboard.


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