COMMODITY ANALYSIS Unified Energy provides its clients with a single comprehensive source for price information and market dynamics covering virtually every sector of the energy markets. Our research is concentrated on longer-term price outlooks and identifying important trends and is focused specifically on the energy user rather than the energy speculator.
PRODUCT RISK Unified Energy designs programs to suit the operational and business objectives of our clients rather than to suit the needs of energy suppliers. For example, if budget certainty is more of a concern to your business than increasing risk in pursuit of potential lower prices, index products are not for you. If however, you have an appetite for a reasonable amount of risk, we can provide system efficiencies and access to demand response programs that add bottom-line profitability to your company.
CONTRACT NEGOTIATION Standard contracts offered by retail energy providers are designed to safeguard their interests in terms of supply, price and credit risks. These are generally diametrically opposed to serving the customer’s best interests.
Unified Energy will utilize its experience in negotiating energy contracts on the wholesale and retail provider sides to secure a more balanced contract reflecting our client’s concerns..
HEDGING ADVISORY Energy producers benefit from hedging their output to protect themselves if market prices for their output fall. Likewise, energy consumers have an interest in hedging against price increases which can have a profound impact on a company’s profitability.
Energy market participants can hedge using exchange-traded or over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives, long-term contracts, supply diversification strategies, or specialty insurance. Exchange-traded derivatives include futures, options on futures, and swaps of futures contracts, which can be combined in innumerable ways to create a suitable hedge for a particular company’s situation and risk tolerance.