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The REV Revs Up in New York: Part 1

Mar 27, 2015 by Chris Kallaher More posts by Chris Kallaher

The past month has been a big one for New York’s ongoing effort to restructure its distribution-level utility systems to create a robust market for distributed energy resources (DER). The New York PSC started the so-called Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) docket in early 2014 and, after more than a year of work, released a number of important orders and guidance documents in just the past few weeks. These actions will shape the remaining aspects of the REV proceeding and will also begin to create opportunities at the customer level in the coming months.

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Categories: Energy Competition

Going Once, Going Twice: Ohio Standard [Energy] Choice Auctions 101

Mar 26, 2015 by Stephen Girard More posts by Stephen Girard

If your business is located in Ohio, you may be hearing some buzz regarding the standard choice offer (SCO) auction. SCO auctions can be a confusing concept and you may be asking, “What does this mean for me and my business?”

Every year, some Ohio utilities conduct auctions to secure natural gas supplies for customers who do not participate in the gas choice program. Let us break it down for you.

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Categories: Small Business

Coal-Fired Plant Retirements and the Impact on the Energy Market

Mar 24, 2015 by August Seibel More posts by August Seibel

Utility-scale generating units planned to retire during 2015Reports filed by the Energy Information Administration (EIA) show that nearly 16 GW of generating capacity is expected to retire in 2015, of which 81 percent (13 GW) is scheduled to come from coal-fired generation. The large number of coal-fired retirements is primarily due to the implementation of the Environmental Protection Agency's Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS), which are scheduled to take effect in April of this year. 

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Categories: Energy Market News

Weekly Energy Market Update: March 23, 2015

Mar 23, 2015 by Tim Bigler More posts by Tim Bigler

Below is the Direct Energy Business Weekly Energy Market Update video for March 23, 2015. We embedded this video right into the blog post, so you don’t have to leave this page to view it. 

This week, Tim Bigler, Direct Energy Business Energy Advisor, discusses: natural gas production and prices, forward natural gas budgets and electric prices. 

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Categories: Energy Market News

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