Hedging: How to clarify your objectives and employ hedging effectively

Feb 28

Hedging: How can it work for you? Several years ago, Bloomberg published an article on fuel hedging and its results within the airline industry (“Airlines Bet on Long Oil Slump after Millions Lost to Hedging”). The article took a detailed look at the airlines industry’s response to different approaches to managing jet fuel exposure and […]

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Energy in 2019: what commercial & industrial customers need to know

Jan 17

Energy in 2019: what commercial industrial customers need to know At the end of 2018, we published an article highlighting the major energy trends for the past year. We are already tracking interesting developments for 2019 that may impact commercial industrial customers (so-called C&I customers). Below, we review our observations about the year ahead and […]

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Major Energy Trends: 2018

Dec 24

As we look back on the major energy trends: 2018 , we see 3 significant issues to watch. What are these energy cost management trends for 2018, and what do they mean to you? 1. Energy Trend 2018 – Return of market volatility Market volatility returned to forward and day ahead markets at the start […]

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A day in the life: Getting the most from MWh software

Nov 26

What is a day in the life of a MWh software customer like? How would I get the most from working with MWh? From time-to-time, energy customers ask us these questions. We thought it made sense for us to publish our frequent response to these kinds of questions. Note that MWh is part of a […]

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Power Markets Update: What you should know about the recent run-up

Nov 15

Power markets update 11/16/2018: Markets are down today, by about $3.00/MWh on peak. All of our advice still holds. Power markets today Power markets are up dramatically over the past week– across the country. The graphic, shown above, shows the increase in forward markets in New York City. The picture looks much the same across […]

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What is your utility bill telling you?

Nov 1

What is your utility bill telling you? Two years ago, we did a survey of our customers to get an understanding of their most pressing energy-related questions. Near the top of the list was a general confusion about utilities and utility billing. Today we answer two basic questions about utility invoicing and give you 3 suggestions for […]

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How to think about business energy strategy, and why

Oct 14

How to think about business energy strategy, and why Setting clear business energy strategy is an essential process for any management team. This sounds like a cliché, but we find that when our clients find themselves with energy challenges, it is often because they have not set their strategy properly. We have often posted about […]

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Energy Cost Management: What is “in” an electricity product

Sep 21

The electricity product: the invisible, essential conundrum An electricity product seems like an arcane concept. We pay for electricity after we use it. And we can’t see it. So how can it be a product? This is a re-post of an earlier article, because energy and finance professionals keep asking us this question. What do […]

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Energy Markets Today: September 14, 2018

Sep 14

Forward energy markets Just a heads up to customers up and down the east coast, energy markets are up. Power markets are up over the last several months. Take a look at the Zone J (NY City) forward curve. This trend began last Spring when the NY Independent System Operator announced an intention to price carbon […]

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Renewable energy investment driven by consumer pull, not regulatory push

Aug 29

Renewable energy driven by consumer pull Consumer preferences are driving utility and business investment in renewable energy. Regulatory decree is not the principal motivation for green power investments anymore. Back in 2006 a group of us started Juice Energy. One of our founding hypotheses was that consumers would insist on clean-powered products. Our premise was that […]

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