Archive for the ‘Market transparency’ Category

The surprising truth about Spring 2018 and natural gas usage 1

Jul 13

The surprising truth about Spring 2018 natural gas usage Don’t be surprised if you see higher than expected natural gas usage (and, therefore, cost) for the Spring 2018. If you’ve noticed a variance to your gas cost and budget this year, it is probably due to a slightly unexpected reason. Yes, late December 2017 and […]

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What does the energy industry have to learn from rookie baseball managers? 1

May 11

What does the energy industry have to learn from rookie baseball managers? The energy industry may have something to learn from this season’s crop of rookie baseball managers. The New York Times published an article in the Sunday magazine on April 25, 2018 titled The Mets Try the Personal Touch. The article explains that it is impossible to be only […]

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Make sense of complexity with energy analytics

If you read 1 article about C-suite energy analytics, read this one 1

Apr 20

If you read 1 article about C-suite energy analytics, make it this one The energy industry is undergoing dizzying changes. New technology, market complexity, shifts in the regulatory landscape, changes in cost-structures, demanding customers weigh on the C-suite. Executives must focus on profitability, customer service, and cost management. Pressures on the C-suite are substantial:  find innovative ways to […]

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Index energy markets: Volatility & what it means to you 1

Jan 17

At the end of last week, we gave you an idea of the impact of recent price volatility on forward prices in our article titled “Volatility Returns to Energy Markets: How will it impact you?” We promised to let you know how index energy markets, or day-ahead markets, had responded to the cold weather and increased market volatility. […]

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Growth mindset for energy 1

Dec 7

For those of you who have yet read her book, go find Mindset, by Carol Dweck. Take it out of your local library, get it on your e-reader, buy it from your bookstore. It is a fantastic book and has particular relevance, we believe, for those of us who have been in the energy industry for decades. What […]

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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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Fact or fiction: An energy company that owns power plants will give me a better price 1

Oct 30

This post is another in our series intended to shed light on the differences between suppliers and the impact those differences may have on you, the commercial, institutional or industrial customer. Prior posts in the series include: Energy cost management: Supplier differences-product offerings, Energy cost management: Supplier differences – contract terms, Top 10 energy cost management questions: […]

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Energy cost management: Supplier differences-product offerings 1

Oct 20

What impact could supplier product offerings have on you, the commercial and industrial buyer? Why should you care about the range and general structure of products offered by your supplier, if you have already received a price you like? We believe there are good reasons to pay attention to the entire range of supplier products, […]

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What to expect this winter 1

Oct 12

We have received questions from clients about what to expect from power and gas prices this winter. Good question. Why do we care about winter energy prices? Because natural gas and power prices peak in winter, at least in the Northeast. Remember the Polar Vortex? Some energy buyers watched their energy budgets get swallowed up […]

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MWh Internship program launches 1

Aug 10

Meet the MWh Intern Meet Michael, a soon to be first year student at the University of Michigan and a recent graduate of Regis High School in NY, NY. Michael helped launch The MWh internship program concentrating his talents on Product Development, and Research, while contributing to the introduction of The Megawatt Hour University. The […]

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