Portfolio is the application for the management of the trading portfolio on the energy market. This APP provides the user with powerful and important information on the open market position, which is analyzed in terms of volumes and Mark to Market contracts, supported by flexible tools for pricing formulas and indexing management.

Business Context

In an increasingly competitive context like the energy one, medium and long term planning are key elements to improve efficiency and increase productivity. This activity focuses on the analysis of procurement sources and of possible trading scenarios. The choice of how to structure one’s procurement, the business vision of how to attack the market and the risk factors related to the exposure to the prices of the electricity exchange are all elements which can, and must, be analysed in depth and tackled in a coherent manner.

ì4C Application

i4C Portfolio is an application designed to support procurement decisions; it interfaces directly with the management of customer portfolios and offers the possibility to include prospects without a final contract. Customer management is completed by the segmentation function, which produces the portfolio control matrix. The trading simulation functions allow the user to work on any part of its contracts and easily change the number, composition and expected withdrawal. Each hypothesis, after having been assessed and validated, can be used to create the open position.

Business Pain – Key Features

  • Analyse the Physical and Financial position
  • Open Position: Breakdown of the position per period and standard products, Indicators for any set of contracts (per platform, pricing formula, deal or sub-portfolio)
  • Mark to Market: Breakdown per period and standard products, Definition of price benchmark
  • Invoicing amounts: Receivables/payables by supplier, contract type and pricing formula
  • Operate in the energy markets and on platforms
  • Contract management for any frequency and time frame
  • Types: OTC (over the counter), power exchange, CFD (contract for difference)
  • Standard (baseload, PK/OP) or custom products 
  • Pricing
  • Management of pricing formulas (fixed, index-linked, bsld)
  • Definition of indexing formulas
  • Management of commodities
  • Product profile
  • Map the contract portfolio
  • Definition of sales campaigns with activation plan and withdrawal profile
  • Management of forward electricity contracts and market: Types (OTC, market platform, CFD), Standard (baseload, PK/OP) or custom profile
  • Integration with other platform components
  • Definition of price structures
  • Management of pricing formulas: Fixed or index-linked, Baseload or by time bands
  • Management of commodities and indexing definition
  • Creation of the price value chain for sales contracts
  • Monitor the financial position
  • P/L function for all breakdowns of the position per period and standard products
  • Check of incoming and outgoing invoices for forward electricity contracts
  • Mark to Market report