Many utilities engage in hedging to protect customers from price spikes. But unless regulators are involved in crafting and monitoring these programs, they can turn into speculative ventures that...
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is, and always will, be Xcel personnel.
“Risk analyses are becoming more complex, so companies like ours increasingly are relying on technology,” he says. “But you still need the brain power. In risk management you find a lot of modelers, but they don’t have the utility business background. You need personnel with utility operations experience, people that know how a wholesale system works, who can interpret the data from that perspective and choose the best solution going forward. And that’s never going to change.”