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Capacity

by Nick Henfrey - Saturday, 9 May 2015, 7:14 AM
 

Capacity is a type of commodity associated with gas and power, and gives a trading organization the option to "move" gas and power through the respective networks (pipelines and grids)

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Carbon

by Nick Henfrey - Saturday, 9 May 2015, 7:14 AM
 

Gas, oil and coal all contain carbon - when they burn the carbon is oxidized to carbon dioxide.

Carbon dioxide, as we all know, enters the atmosphere, and is generally believed to cause global warming

There are various schemes to reduce the emission of carbon dioxide, called emissions schemes, and these require major emitters of carbon dioxide to provide certificates matching their emission of carbon dioxide. These certificates may be acquired in a number of ways, and there is a market for organizations with surplus certificates to sell, and organizations who need more certificates, to buy

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Cascading

by Nick Henfrey - Saturday, 9 May 2015, 7:14 AM
 

The process of decomposing longer tenor Exchange traded derivatives (futures and swaps) contracts for the equivalent shorter contracts

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Cash Flow

by Nick Henfrey - Saturday, 9 May 2015, 7:14 AM
 

A payment that has been, or will need to be paid, on a particular date

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Clean Spark Spread

by Nick Henfrey - Saturday, 9 May 2015, 7:14 AM
 

A clean spark spread is the spread between the value of power (electricity) on the one hand and the value of the gas needed to generate that power, and any associated carbon costs of generation

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Clearing

by Nick Henfrey - Saturday, 9 May 2015, 7:14 AM
 

A form of settlement where responsibility for payment is passed to a third party: a Clearing House or Clearing Broker

The Clearing House accepts responsibility for settling the deal.

Credit risk for the seller in the trade is reduced to almost zero

The Clearing House minimizes its Credit Risk by daily margining

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Clearing Broker

by Nick Henfrey - Saturday, 9 May 2015, 7:14 AM
 

An organization that acts as an intermediary wishing to trade on an Exchange

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Clearing House

by Nick Henfrey - Saturday, 9 May 2015, 7:14 AM
 

An organization that manages the clearing for an Exchange

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Close out

by Nick Henfrey - Saturday, 9 May 2015, 7:14 AM
 

Flattening an open position to a net zero (or flat) position

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Commodity

by Nick Henfrey - Saturday, 9 May 2015, 7:14 AM
 

In Energy Trading a commodity is generally either a form of energy itself, or a physical material that may be used to easily provide energy, or a related commodity or service. The most common commodities are oil, gas, electricity (power) and coal

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