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Energy – Covid-19: what you need to know 1

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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Energy Markets in New York: March 3, 2020 1

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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2020 Energy Insights: Budgeting and forecasting recommendations 1

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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Hedging: How to clarify your objectives and employ hedging effectively 1

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 1

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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Energy Markets Today: September 14, 2018 1

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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The Unconventional Guide to Energy Budgeting 1

Apr 11

Last week we ran an online introduction to energy budgeting called Energy Budget Planning: 3 Insights Every Manager Should Have. During the 30 minute course, we discussed the key challenges that all managers face when planning their energy budgets. Issues like: time constraints, lack of access to data, management expectations. In addition, we described the importance […]

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The Energy cost model: how does it help businesses plan, manage energy? 1

Feb 2

Access to your own energy cost model makes a huge difference to businesses today. With this information, 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 your business. Don’t settle for less. In this post, we […]

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November Market Update: Energy Cost Management 1

Nov 13

It is newsworthy that gas and power markets were up over 7% last week. This increase in forward curves follows months of low cost power and gas markets. As of Friday afternoon, there was some relief thanks to a modest price decline for the Winter 2018 months. To put this in context, we have been […]

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Knowledge and power in under an hour 1

Nov 1

That’s the tag line that my 8 year old gave to our new on-line information service, The MWh University. It’s catchy and it is the goal of our series of courses. Short, sweet, and straight forward just the way it should be. Who? The MWh University is designed for energy managers and financial decision makers […]

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