3 Graphs Essential for Transforming Energy Data into Intelligence

Oct 7

There are 3 graphs that we find absolutely vital for turning rows and rows of energy data into actionable energy intelligence. They are: 1. A budget forecast. Whenever you’re involved in a commodity business, you have to make sure your data are live and responsive to markets shifts. Energy managers and finance professionals find immediate […]

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All the energy cost management advice you’ll ever need…

Sep 29

On an index card…. Harold Pollack, a professor at the University of Chicago, believes that all the investment advice that anyone will ever need should fit on an index card. The thinking is that financial advice has been needlessly complicated, and that the basic principles should be easy to understand and straightforward. You can find […]

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Market Update: September 28, 2015

Sep 28

The big news on the markets is that… there is no news. Day ahead prices are very low as are real time (even lower). Forward prices are nearing 12 month lows. It is a buyer’s market out there.                           Bottom line for businesses: […]

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Essential tools to manage energy costs

Sep 16

The energy industry is in the midst of a true revolution. Every aspect of the industry seems to be emerging from a century-long slumber. There are innovations in the policy and regulatory arena in New York, Massachusetts and California (and elsewhere). We are seeing technology advances in renewable technologies, storage, etc. as well as innovations […]

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How did markets end up for Winter 2013?

Market Update: Day-Ahead Pricing July 2015

Aug 20

As we’ve reported here a number of times, July-August day ahead markets in the Northeast have been extremely low over the past several years. This trend continues through July 2015. As quoted from the NYISO’s July 2015 Market Performance report: Market Performance Highlights for July 2015 • LBMP for July is $34.78/MWh; higher than $28.19/MWh […]

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What a difference a year makes…

Jul 22

Forward markets for power have a huge impact on costs– make no mistake. Sometimes that can be good news. You can see this in a very dramatic way by looking at the following graphic. The upper graph shows the trend in forward curves over the last year. Market dynamics have been dramatic and volatile– that’s […]

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Capacity: What you need to know now

Jul 10

Over the last 18 months, the dynamics of Northeast power and gas markets have changed in a few significant ways. First, as we’ve discussed before, prior to 2014 the Northeast was generally a Summer peaking region in terms of both demand and cost. (In other words, peak demand occurred in the Summer as did peak […]

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Predictable, reliable, improved energy outcomes: Step 3

Jun 26

As we mentioned in our first two posts in this series, when we poll energy managers about their biggest concerns about energy, the responses are “controlling costs”, “managing out-of-control costs” or a general concern about “rising costs”. There is always a concern that energy costs are completely out of control, and are impossible to predict […]

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Energy Market Update: May 2015 Results

Jun 17

  We aren’t in the business of making predictions. But we are interested in reporting on what’s happening in energy markets, and then considering what that information may hold for customers. Since the Winter energy market spikes in January and February, markets have been relatively calm, as you can see from the NY Independent System […]

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“Expertise, integrity, return on investment” MWh Customer Story

Jun 4

MWh Customer Stories: Hayden on Hudson The Board of a large NYC condo gets insight into energy costs, verifies strategies. Interview with George Patsalos, Treasurer of Hayden on Hudson. Before MWh Before we worked with The Megawatt Hour, we signed a contract with a supplier that had promised that we would save money on electricity […]

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