Archive for the ‘Energy demystified’ Category

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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MWh Customer Experience: Video 1

Dec 10

Take a look at how 3 energy buyers have used the MWh service. See how a coop, a secondary school and a large commercial building received returns on energy information services.   Music:

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Energy Cost Management News 1

Oct 27

Transforming energy data into energy intelligence There are 3 graphs that are vital for effective energy cost management. These 3 graphs alone have consistently delivered lower unit costs, identified billing errors, and improved countless energy cost outcomes for energy and finance decision makers. Without the right energy intelligence, it is impossible to ensure the best […]

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3 Graphs Essential for Transforming Energy Data into Intelligence 1

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… 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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Essential tools to manage energy costs 1

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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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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Capacity: What you need to know now 1

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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