Avoiding market volatility and covering price risk.
A forward is a fixed-term contract between two parties for the delivery of a certain amount of energy.
The buyer undertakes to buy an agreed amount of energy for the agreed period, paying the agreed price on the date specified in the contract. This product is directed towards retailers, providers of renewable energy and producers and provides price risk cover.
These products can be indexed to different underlyings (coal, gas, oil, CO2, etc.) and the formulas can be studied and adapted according to specific needs.