Elaine Levin


Elaine Levin is President of Powerhouse. Powerhouse works with clients to protect profit margins and  grow their business. Powerhouse designs and implements hedging strategies. The company focuses on price risk management using energy futures and related financial instruments. Powerhouse also provides education, mark-to-market software, and consulting services.

Powerhouse clients represent all sectors of the energy supply chain from producers and refiners to  downstream distributors and retailers. Customers include fuel distributors offering fixed and capped prices, wholesalers seeking to protect the value of inventory, and energy users who worry the latest headline will affect their fuel bill. Powerhouse also works with natural gas marketers and electric utilities.

Elaine has over 30 years of experience in working with energy producers, refiners, marketers, and  consumers executing hedging strategies. Prior to Powerhouse, Elaine was Vice President, Futures  Specialist at Morgan Stanley.

She has taught the principles of price risk management to hundreds of senior energy industry executives. Elaine was the principal instructor for the highly regarded OPIS Fuel Hedging University for over 14 years. She is the instructor of Powerhouse’s Practical Hedging Course. Elaine has addressed many energy associations on risk management. Organizations like SIGMA, NEFI, and NACS have hosted presentations by Elaine.  

Elaine is Past President of the National Capital Area Chapter of the U.S. Association for Energy  Economics. NCAC-USAEE is a non-profit organization of over 400 energy professionals in the Washington metropolitan area. The association provides a forum that fosters the exchange of ideas and promotes an improved understanding of energy economics and energy-related issues.  

Elaine graduated from Marymount University in Virginia summa cum laude with a Bachelor’s degree in  Business Administration with a concentration in finance.