Electricity Trading in Great Britain

person icon Sean Cleary

Electricity Trading in Great Britain

Electricity Trading

updated on icon Updated on Oct, 2023

language icon Language - English

person icon Sean Cleary

architecture icon Trading Activities,Financial Trading,Electricity,Business

Lectures -12

Quizzes -25

Duration -44 mins


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Course Description

The price of electricity is an extremely topical point of discussion at the moment, with prices and energy bills rising significantly. Are you interested in learning how electricity is traded in Great Britain? Are you looking for employment in the energy sector and are keen to find out more about the industry? Then this course will provide you with an excellent grasp of how electricity trading works in Great Britain.

The course is split into three sections:

The Wholesale Electricity Market:

  • Who are the main participants in the Electricity Trading market?
  • What does the Trading Day look like?

Where Electricity Trading is Conducted:

  • Power Trading Exchange
  • Auctions
  • Purchase Power Agreements (PPA)

What it is like to work as a Trader:

  • The tools and information required by Traders
  • Focus on Operational Traders
  • Focus on Forward Traders

After the course, you will have an understanding of how electricity is traded, where it can be traded, and what a day in the life of a trader looks like. You will be able to identify the reasons why trading is conducted in different markets, what the necessary trading tools are that traders require to perform their job, and what some of the key roles and aspects of a trader’s job are.

The course is aimed at those interested in working in the energy industry. This could be students, new graduates, those who have recently started roles in the industry, or people looking to change careers.

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What will you learn in this course:

  • Understand what the Wholesale Electricity Market is and who the main Participants are

  • Learn the Trading Terminology used by Traders

  • Learn the different methods where electricity is traded

  • Learn about a day in the life of a Trader and the tools that they use


What are the prerequisites for this course?

  • No prior knowledge of the Great Britain Electricity Market is required.
Electricity Trading in Great Britain


Check out the detailed breakdown of what’s inside the course

Wholesale Electricity Market
3 Lectures
  • play icon Wholesale Electricity Market 02:07 02:07
  • play icon Trading Day 05:29 05:29
  • play icon Section 1 Quiz
Where is Power Traded?
4 Lectures
Working on a Trading Desk
4 Lectures
Course Quiz
1 Lectures

Instructor Details

Sean Cleary

Sean Cleary

I have over 12 years experience in the energy sector, working across a wide range of areas: Operational Energy Trading; Networks; Renewables; and Commodity Trading.

I hope the training courses on Udemy can be helpful for those who are looking to learn more about the energy sector – from those looking for employment in the industry, those just starting out, or even those who have been there a long time.

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