Archive for the ‘Market transparency’ Category

News: Colleges & Universities Select MWh to Manage Energy Costs 1

Feb 18

Cornell University, Daemen College and Roberts Wesleyan College have selected MWh to help streamline and standardize energy information. While each College has its own specific objective in selecting MWh’s energy management software, they have a common interest in bringing transparency and clarity to the management and purchase of electricity and gas. Energy cost and usage […]

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Energy cost management: Consistent, ongoing energy information = continuous results 1

Jan 19

In a recent post titled “All the Energy Cost Management Advice You’ll Ever Need”, we describe the importance of accessing data on an ongoing basis in order to deliver continuous results. What does that mean and what does it do for customers? How does it work now? Traditionally, commercial, industrial and institutional buyers were always […]

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NYISO Real Time Locational Based Marginal Price 1

Nov 20

This is one small data point… but nevertheless it is an interesting view of where power markets are right now, where they have been. Now, the question is, where will they go?    

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Utility of the future: Grid Neutrality 1

Nov 10

You are probably familiar with the concept of net neutrality. According to Wikipedia, it is: Net neutrality (also network neutrality, Internet neutrality, or net equality) is the principle that Internet service providers and governments should treat all data on the Internet the same, not discriminating or charging differentially by user, content, site, platform, application, type of attached equipment, or mode of […]

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All the energy cost management advice you’ll ever need… 1

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 1

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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Market Update: Day-Ahead Pricing July 2015 1

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… 1

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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Transforming data into energy intelligence 1

May 26

Take a look at The Megawatt Hour’s new video in which we talk about what is possible when utility data is easier to access. View it here.   Bottom line for businesses: There is no reason to fly blind. Quick, easy access to actionable insights delivers better business outcomes.

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Predictable, reliable, improved energy outcomes: Step 1 1

Feb 25

Whenever we poll energy buyers 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 and manage. That doesn’t have to be true. The Megawatt Hour […]

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