Thursday, April 24, 2014
"With Planalytics, we have been able to stay on top of volatile price swings and make hedging decisions that contain costs for our customers."

Should I buy natural gas today?

How much will my power demand change from last year?

Should I wait for heating oil prices to retreat from current levels?

THE BUSINESS PROBLEM

In today's fast-moving, interconnected and volatile market environment, companies are finding it increasingly difficult to effectively plan expenditures, stabilize costs and choose the right time to purchase energy. Sifting through all of the market noise and data to determine the right course of action is a time-consuming, complex process.

Fundamental factors, economic conditions, trading dynamics and other variables are constantly converging to shift supply/demand levels and prices. Companies can struggle to set realistic budgets, identify periods of risk and plan for how weather will impact energy and operational needs.

PLANALYTICS SOLUTION

Planalytics Energy Risk Management combines proprietary analytical tools, InsideEdge reports and expert guidance to help companies make better energy procurement and planning decisions.

Procurement Strategies

Select buying strategies (ladders, buy-wait or fully hedged, etc.) and establish parameters (monthly volumes, fill by dates, contract rules, decision intervals, etc.) to meet procurement objectives.

Pricing and Analysis

Live Nymex/Globex pricing for natural gas, crude oil and other energy commodities with month-by-month price analysis and purchasing/hedging guidance.

Basis Pricing

Daily basis pricing from CME ClearPort for specific market locations (Sumas, Chicago, Transco, etc.).

Demand Forecasting

Projected impact of weather on power demand up to a year forward. The Power Weather Index shows variances vs. last year of weather-driven change in power demand by period (week, month or season) for specific metropolitan areas and regions.

Charting and Technical Analysis

Customizable charts for technical analysis of energy prices. Chart Volume, Open Interest, Moving Averages, Bollinger Bands, Stochastics and other technical studies.

Storage and Trader Reports

Weekly U.S. government reports from the Energy Information Administration (EIA) and Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC).

Transaction Review

View and export history of transactions and mark-to-market reports.

Options Calculator

Calculate premiums, implied volatilities and deltas for various energy options (calls and puts).

Weather Intelligence

Daily, short-term weather forecasts and satellite imagery (USA and international). Also, access to Planalytics Hurricane Forecast, comfort indices and seasonal products (snow amounts, heat index, etc.)