Aquila is a leading wholesale energy merchant that is experiencing rapid growth. As an energy merchant, they own or control geographically diverse energy assets including electric generation; natural gas gathering, transportation and processing; natural gas storage; and a coal blending, storage and loading facility. They also market and trade a diverse portfolio of commodities including natural gas, electricity, weather derivatives, coal, bandwidth capacity, emissions allowances and other related commodities. Additionally, they offer sophisticated risk management products and services to their clients that enable them to manage risks associated with their use of energy such as price volatility or availability of supply. They offer structured financial products to their clients by combining innovative financing with energy products and services.