NGSA Calls for Gas Exports, Other Major Policies

The Natural Gas Supply Association (NGSA) sent letters to the House and Senate energy committee leaders on June 19 calling for three major policies to advance the interests of the US natural gas industry. According to its website, NGSA represents suppliers that produce and market … Read more…

5 Trends Transforming the US Energy Sector

Sonia Aggarwal of research firm Energy Innovation posted on Utility Dive about five trends shaping energy markets today. Energy Innovation also curates the website for America’s Power Plan – a policy toolkit developed by over 150 energy professionals with the goal of promoting clean, affordable … Read more…

Spring Natural Gas Consumption Soars in Eastern US

Spring Natural Gas Consumption Soars in Eastern US

The Energy Information Administration (EIA) announced that there has been a major increase in eastern natural gas consumption this spring. According to EIA: Natural gas consumption in the eastern half of the country, particularly in the electric power sector (power burn), has been much higher … Read more…

Customers Slow to Adopt Smart Pricing

Customers Slow to Adopt Smart Pricing

Smart grid technology has seen widespread deployment. Seven states and the District of Columbia achieved adoption rates of greater than 70 percent by the end of 2013, according to data from the Energy Information Administration – including California and Texas, the two largest states. The … Read more…

California May Allow Distributed Resources into Wholesale Market

Traditionally, distributed energy resources (DER) have been too small to bid into energy markets. The California Independent System Operator (CAISO), which oversees the California power market, typically requires projects to be at least 500 kW in order to participate in the market. In order to … Read more…

How Time-of-Use Pricing Can Unlock Customer Value

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has proposed two plans that would direct the state’s three investor-owned utilities to institute more widespread use of time-of-use (TOU) pricing mechanisms, according to the Environmental Defense Fund’s Energy Exchange blog. TOU pricing through utilities or retail providers can … Read more…

NY Electricity Prices Have Fallen 34% under Deregulation

NY Electricity Prices Have Fallen 34% under Deregulation

Nominal wholesale electricity prices in New York were just 2 percent higher in 2013 than at the outset of deregulation in 2000, writes The Buffalo News. Inflation-adjusted (“real”) electricity prices are 34 percent lower than in 2000. Meanwhile, the state’s generation fleet runs far more … Read more…

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