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Massachusetts Town Reduces Annual Electricity Use by 14%

Karen Henry

Constellation and the Town of Essex, Mass., completed an energy-efficient lighting project designed to reduce the town’s electricity consumption by an estimated 85,266 kWh annually—more than 14 percent of the town’s usage. Energy-efficient lighting was installed in Essex’s town hall, police and fire station, senior center, water filtration plant and department of public works facility.   …Continue Reading


3 Things to Consider in an Energy Procurement Contract

Linda Hardesty

There are three major mistakes that some companies make when entering into an energy procurement contract, according to Nick Papamichael of Green Crown Energy. The first is bad timing. There are very specific times of the year when electric and natural gas prices retreat and times when they spike. It’s advantageous to be aware of   …Continue Reading


New Electric Utility Business Model a Bold Effort in NY

Jennifer Hermes

The US electric grid has not been updated since World War II, when telephones, dishwashers, and air conditioning were the cutting-edge technology innovations of the century. Today, this same grid is struggling to cope with the technological advances of the last decade, a reality that hit home for New Yorkers in the wake of Superstorm   …Continue Reading


Online Energy Exchange Targets Small, Medium Businesses

Linda Hardesty

Power Brokers and EnergyWize announced an online retail energy exchange for small- and medium-sized businesses to make energy purchases through real-time access to energy suppliers. The energy exchange includes tools that enable comparison of energy supplier products as well as electronic contracts to streamline the process. Power Brokers says that residential consumers and large businesses   …Continue Reading


EMEX Offers Energy Auction Channel Program

Linda Hardesty

EMEX is offering a white-labeled channel partner program for energy brokerage firms across the United States to run reverse auctions of electricity and natural gas products for their own customers. The process of the EMEX reverse auction platform allows real-time competitive bidding to procure electricity or natural gas. EMEX says it challenges the entire market   …Continue Reading


Winter Polar Vortex’s Biggest Lesson: Supplier Transparency Is Key

Jennifer Hermes

The history-making 2013-2014 Winter Polar Vortex dramatically demonstrated the importance of energy supplier transparency. With both demand and prices reaching record highs, users need to fully understand the energy supply products they are purchasing, and also need to be aware of the way that risk is being shared between customer and supplier. The unexpected extremes   …Continue Reading


EMEX Revises Natural Gas, Energy Outlook for 2014, 2015

Karen Henry

Due to shifting market conditions and record amounts of natural gas being stored, technology firm EMEX has revised its estimates for natural gas price averages for the remainder of 2014. EMEX’s analysis found that natural gas prices are likely to stabilize in the same price range as they did in 2010 and 2011. The Polar   …Continue Reading


Just Energy Selects Eka Software for Energy Trading

Linda Hardesty

Just Energy selected Eka Energy to manage trading, risk management, scheduling and settlement for its natural gas and power operations. Just Energy is a retailer of natural gas, electricity and green energy, serving nearly 2 million customers in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. Just Energy is the parent company to Amigo Energy,   …Continue Reading


Polar Vortex Post Mortem

Linda Hardesty

Electricity suppliers are still analyzing the 2013-2014 winter ‘Polar Vortex’ in the Northeast US, which caused energy prices to spike. According to a white paper issued by ConEdison Solutions, the most-powerful contributors to the high prices were pipeline constraints that elevated the cost of transporting natural gas to electric generators in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic. In   …Continue Reading


Honeywell, Constellation Offer Thermostat, Electricity Package

Linda Hardesty

Honeywell and StarTex Power, a Constellation company and electricity provider, have teamed up to offer homeowners and small businesses an energy-saving bundle that combines competitive electricity supply rates with a WiFi, app-driven thermostat from Honeywell. Also, for a limited time, StarTex Power is offering a gift card to new customers – $100 for homeowners and   …Continue Reading


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