Archive for the ‘Market transparency’ Category

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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Market Update: Day Ahead and Forward Pricing 1

Aug 2

Energy prices determine as much as 40-60% of the price you pay for electricity. No matter whether your business strategy is to fix all of your costs or maintain some exposure to index prices (day-ahead, usually), knowing historical and forecasted pricing should be important to you. The only way to forecast index pricing is to […]

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Energy cost management: Navigating complexity 1

Aug 2

“Simplicity is a great virtue but it requires hard work to achieve it and education to appreciate it. And to make matters worse: complexity sells better.” ― Edsger W. Dijkstra We are taking a break today from the series on understanding retail supplier pricing to discuss an increasing trend in the energy industry and, more broadly, […]

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Fact or Fiction: There is no difference between supplier prices 1

Jun 28

All electricity supply prices are the same, right? All suppliers serving a given region should price the same way, get their wholesale power the same way and will give me basically the same price, correct? The only difference I should see, as a buyer, is the difference in the supplier’s margin, or fee, right? And […]

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