Open House Learning
Open House Learning
Book yourself in with one of our expert lead energy trading events
Learn Energy Trading in an Interactive and Effective Environment
Learn Energy Trading in an Interactive and Effective Environment
Our simulation courses are specifically designed to ensure you walk away with the knowledge and understanding you need.
Location
Location
Learn energy trading all over the UK & Europe with our Events

When & Where

We hold open house events for all our Energy Trading Simulations, find out more about learning Energy Trading below
Jan
23
Thu
GB BETTA CCGT Simulation @ LONDON Hotel
Jan 23 all-day

GB BETTA CCGT Simulation Course

 

Learn about the complexities of the BETTA Energy Trading Market using our interactive hands-on simulator
About this Event

In contrast to traditional classroom-based courses, the GB power market simulation course allows participants to put into practice what they have learned immediately, in a ‘safe’ environment. Buying and selling power through the simulator to take or close positions gives them a ‘hands-on’ feel for the operation of the market and some of its risks, such as price discontinuities and lack of liquidity. Running the simulation shows participants what the market is like in practice, with time-limited decisions needing to be made against a background of incomplete information.

What does the course cover:

  • BETTA Market: What is BETTA and how does the market work.
  • Day-Ahead Auction: In each scenario, participants get the opportunity to make bids and offers for power in the day-ahead auction, taking account of the physical parameters of the CCGT plant and forward traded positions for power and gas.
  • Within-Day Market:Participants’ auction results are added to their traded position. They proceed to practice trading individual half- hourly periods, as well as balancing gas and carbon, to improve their position.
  • Balancing Market:A simplified representation of the Balancing Mechanism allows participants to offer the inherent flexibility of the Generation Portfolio to the system operator. Accepted bids and offers provide significant financial rewards against relatively small volumes of traded power.
  • Financial Results: The simulation calculates the full and detailed financial results of participants’ activities. This includes the costs and revenues generated from power, gas and carbon trading, activity in the Balancing Mechanism and the results of any imbalances between traded and physical positions.

Who is it for:

  • Generators: give staff an end-to-end view of trading plant with similar characteristics to their own fleet. Operation and trading personnel working together gain an appreciation of each other’s issues and the importance of clear and timely communication.
  • Supplier and Traders: gain insight into the technical and commercial factors that affect price formation by looking at the market from a generator’s perspective
  • Senior Management: understand the risks and opportunities present in the market at a detailed operation level and issues and time pressures facing their traders.
  • Middle and Back Office Staff: experience directly the market and operational issues facing their trading colleagues. The simulation provides first-hand experience of some of the common market risk and errors that occur regularly in trading.

Included in the ticket price: Admission to the 8 hour workshop, use of simulation and course notes.

Who is putting it on: Apt Energy Solutions offers a range of on and off-line trading courses, interactive simulations where students come together to analyse, share ideas and learn.

Sandy Wito will lead the course and he is an independent consultant with 25 years of commercial experience in the energy sector. He has worked in trading roles for major utilities (SSE, Scottish Power) and independents (Airtricity, InterGen).

APT Energy offers a portfolio of highly detailed interactive Energy Market Simulations. Simulations have been developed (and are continually updated) with major utilities ensuring a detailed and realistic insight and hands-on experience.

Feb
12
Wed
Long Term Coal Simulation Course @ London Hotel
Feb 12 all-day

Long Term Coal Simulation Course

The game simulates a trading situation where the players are in charge of a 420 MW Coal-fired Power Station with the objective to make the highest profit while making sure the correct hedging strategies are used.

What does it cover:

  • BETTA Market: What is BETTA and how does the market operate.
  • Wholesale market for electricity trading.
  • Fuel purchase and stock management.
  • Core electricity trading products.
  • Spreads and how they work.
  • Impact of renewables.
  • The reason for electricity trading and hedging.
  • The complexities of hedging a coal-fired power station in the long-term markets.
  • The impact of credit constraints on hedging activities.

Who is it for:

Generators: give staff an end-to-end view of trading plant with similar characteristics to their own fleet. Operation and trading personnel working together gain an appreciation of each other’s issues and the importance of clear and timely communication.

Supplier and Traders: gain insight into the technical and commercial factors that affect price formation by looking at the market from a generator’s perspective.

Senior Management: understand the risks and opportunities present in the market at a detailed operation level and issues and time pressures facing their traders.

Middle and Back Office Staff: experience directly the market and operational issues facing their trading colleagues. The simulation provides first-hand experience of some of the common market risk and errors that occur regularly in trading.

Included in the ticket price: Admission to the 8 hour workshop, use of simulation and course notes.

Who is putting it on: Apt Energy Solutions offers a range of on and off-line trading courses, interactive simulations where students come together to analyse, share ideas and learn.

Who is running the course: Sandy Wito will lead the course and he is an independent consultant with 25 years of commercial experience in the energy sector. He has worked in trading roles for major utilities (SSE, Scottish Power) and independents (Airtricity, InterGen).

Mar
5
Thu
ISEM Simulation @ London Hotel
Mar 5 all-day

ISEM market Simulation Course

 

In contrast to traditional classroom-based courses, the ISEM power market simulation course allows participants to put into practice what they have learned immediately, in a ‘safe’ environment. Buying and selling power through the simulator to take or close positions gives them a ‘hands-on’ feel for the operation of the market and some of its risks, such as price discontinuities and lack of liquidity. Running the simulation shows participants what the market is like in practice, with time-limited decisions needing to be made against a background of incomplete information.

GENERATORS: give staff an end-to-end view of the trading plant with similar characteristics to their own fleet. Operation and trading personnel working together gain an appreciation of each other’s issues and the importance of clear and timely communication.

SUPPLIERS AND TRADERS: gain insight into the technical and commercial factors that affect price formation by looking at the market from a generator’s perspective

SENIOR MANAGEMENT: understand the risks and opportunities present in the market at a detailed operation level and issues and time pressures facing their traders.

MIDDLE AND BACK OFFICE STAFF: experience directly the market and operational issues facing their trading colleagues. The simulation provides the first-hand experience of some of the common market risk and errors that occur regularly in trading.

Apr
8
Wed
Cross Border @ London Hotel
Apr 8 all-day

European Cross Border Simulation Course

In contrast to traditional classroom-based courses, the European Cross Border simulation course allows participants to put into practice what they have learned immediately, in a ‘safe’ environment.

Key Learning Points:

  • Differentiate power assets and their environmental impact
  • Power trading and asset dispatch (asset backed trading)
  • Cross border arbitrage trading
  • Position management and the consequences of imbalance
  • Incremental prices and merit order
  • Trading deadlines
Apr
23
Thu
Futures & Options @ London Hotel
Apr 23 all-day

Futures & Options Course

In contrast to traditional classroom-based courses, the Futures & Options simulation course allows participants to put into practice what they have learned immediately, in a ‘safe’ environment.

  • Proprietary Trading Activities
  • Market Data Providers and Feeds
  • Data Analysis for Proprietary Trading
  • Market Reporting: Profit and Loss, Mark-to-Market, Value at Risk as a trader for an energy supplier
  • increase profit by taking advantage of different market developments
  • analyse the market and buy or sell according to our trading strategies
  • Act on the long term market signals. Here we can buy and sell futures and options.

If there are no events in the location or speciality you are looking for, you can request an event using the contact form below. We will then update you when the event you are looking for is available.

Request an event

Please let us know which event you would like to request

We will only contact you with information on APT products and services which may be of interest. You can unsubscribe at anytime
We respect your data, and will not share your information.

 

Alternatively, you can email us at info@aptenergysolutions.com