Archive for the ‘Market transparency’ Category

What is your utility bill telling you? 1

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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Energy Cost Management: What is “in” an electricity product 1

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 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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3 Lessons Learned from Reviewing Electricity Cost Data 1

Aug 15

Every year we do a review of electricity cost data for our portfolio of clients. MWh’s mid-year review of electricity cost data taught us at least 3 interesting lessons. Read on to learn more about the insights that a detailed review of electricity costs can deliver. Approach to Reviewing Electricity Cost Data MWh’s approach to […]

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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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