Опционы на электроэнергию как механизм стимулирования инвестиций
The paper is devoted to the investigation of the electricity options implementation as an alternative to the capacity supply agreements and its perspectives to stimulate investors’ activity at the energy market. The practice of electricity options implementation in different countries is examined, and the assessment of its introduction at the Russian market is fulfilled. The results of the research reveal that electricity options is a promising tool of risk hedging, that helps to divide risks between market agents and thus to improve the investors- reaction at market signaling. At the other hand, this tool keeps the investors’ mood because of the uncertainty lowering in the comparison with the free market fluctuations. The strategy of combining the option-based approach with other tools of market regulation id also examined in this paper.