Archive for the ‘Market transparency’ Category

Note to our friends and colleagues re: Covid-19 1

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 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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There really is good news in energy right now 1

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 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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NY Energy Market Update: August 30th, 2019 1

Aug 30

An understanding of the status of NY Energy Markets (both energy and capacity) is essential to planning and managing energy costs. Both short term and longer-term forward prices impact customers as you plan your budgets and forecast your costs. Why focus on power and capacity? While, electricity supply costs are comprised of a range of […]

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Why a good contract is so important 1

Jul 3

Why a good contract is good for you too… We’ve heard customers express aggravation at the lengthy, detailed contract language that some suppliers provide. A well-written ESCo/Supplier contract should protect you, the customer, as well as the supplier. MWh conducts data and contract analysis as part of the online service we provide. Sometimes, customers enter […]

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NY State’s Climate Law 1

Jun 21

There are many details to work through.. but nevertheless NY State passed climate legislation that will, according to Bloomberg set the most aggressive clean energy target in the country, more than triple the state’s solar capacity and unleash wind power off the coast. Take a look at the Bloomberg article (Climate Changed–New York Passes Its […]

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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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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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