Note to our friends and colleagues re: Covid-19

Apr 30

Dear Colleague,  How different the world is now, compared to how things were when we sent our last note on March 4th about the good news in energy markets. We hope you’re all healthy, calm and safe. We are a New York business, based primarily in New York City and Long Island. For the time […]

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Energy – Covid-19: what you need to know

Apr 22

Energy – Covid 19: what you need to know Energy – covid 19, what do you need to know? If customers and consultants do nothing else (other than the vital job of keeping the lights on), make sure you are aware of these issues. 1. Energy usage and Covid 19: Be aware of the impact […]

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Practical energy management from R&D to operations: Energy Decision Maker Frank Porretto

Apr 2

Practical energy management from R&D to operations: Energy Decision Maker Frank Porretto The Megawatt Hour Interview Series: Energy Decision Makers: Frank Porretto Frank Porretto, Director Energy Management Northwell Health April 2, 2020 Energy decision maker Frank Porretto’s experience in the energy industry spans the supply chain from R&D to cost management. Today, he is in the […]

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There really is good news in energy right now

Mar 4

Here is a copy of the Megawatt Hour’s recent update. March 3, 2020 Dear Colleague,  We realize that it is difficult to find good news out there right now. From fears about a global economic downturn, the coronavirus, the visible impacts of climate change, divisiveness around the world, it is easy to feel a bit […]

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Energy Markets in New York: March 3, 2020

Mar 3

An understanding of the status of NY Energy Markets (both energy and capacity) is essential to managing energy costs. Both short term and longer-term power prices impact customers, as do capacity markets. Why focus on power and capacity? Electricity supply is comprised of a range of components. Two specific components, power and capacity, comprise 70% […]

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Building Emissions: A Step-by-Step Guide to NYC’s Law (LL 97)- Step one

Feb 21

A Step-by-Step Guide to NYC’s Buildings Emissions Law (LL 97) In the past few months, we have had many questions from customers and colleagues about NYC’s Buildings Emissions Law (LL97). In keeping with our commitment to transparency, we have created a series of articles that are meant to shed light on the law: what does […]

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2020 Energy Insights: Budgeting and forecasting recommendations

Jan 14

2020 Energy Insights Today in our new 2020 energy insights series we explore MWh recommendations for effective budgeting and forecasting. Over the past 25 years, we have worked with customers as you try to navigate and manage your energy costs and usage. During that time, we’ve seen as many different approaches to budgeting and forecasting […]

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Energy Data –Feature Friday: 3 issues every manager must address

Dec 13

Energy data: What’s the problem? Every energy manager we work with must address the challenge of successfully navigating and manipulating energy data. When we first launched The Megawatt Hour, even we didn’t realize how important the software’s automated data management process was. Given our background in retail energy markets, we believed that managing data was […]

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Feature Friday: 3 top reasons a pricing model is essential for energy cost managers

Nov 22

Why a pricing model? A pricing model (or energy cost model) is an essential tool for energy cost managers navigating markets today. With a pricing model, you can more accurately plan and manage your budgets and costs. Without it, you’re flying blind. You need access to a forecast of supply and delivery costs to plan and manage […]

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Forward Curves: Why they matter to energy cost managers

Sep 27

Forward Curves: Why they matter to energy cost managers Updated: September 27, 2019 Forward curves and the insight they can provide should be an essential decision making tool to any energy manager. Unfortunately, due to the opacity of energy markets and the energy industry, decision makers rarely have access to their own set of pricing and […]

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