From Your Pocket to Theirs: Nuke Subsidies Unwarranted

From Your Pocket to Theirs: Nuke Subsidies Unwarranted

We are at a pivotal point in Ohio energy policy as the Ohio General Assembly blasts House Bill 6 through the lawmaking process. So much has been written about the implications of this complex bill, but the bottom line is that customers would be forced to subsidize two nuclear plants that are “not profitable on their own” …

Who Should Pay for Ohio Renewables?

Who Should Pay for Ohio Renewables?

Hot testimony has wrapped up at the PUCO regarding AEP Ohio’s plan to develop 400 MW of solar and 500 MW of wind generation through 20-year power off-take agreements. Why the debate when Ohio’s generation market is deregulated? The issue debated is not whether or not it can be built but rather, who will pay for it…

Winter Energy Costs May Make You Scream

Winter Energy Costs May Make You Scream

Time to pull out and dust off your electricity and natural gas supply contracts to find out if you are exposed to a variable market rate. Why? Because if you are on a market rate this winter you will likely have a major case of sticker shock.

Shale Boom Turns 10!

Shale Boom Turns 10!

Ten years ago, Just Dance by Lady Gaga was the hit song, the Celtics beat the Lakers for the NBA Championship, the financial markets were getting ready to melt down and barely a drop of natural gas was being produced from the shale regions. While all things come to pass – with the exception of Lady Gaga who still is a righteous singer – the shale revolution has shifted global energy fundamentals for generations to come…

Should Manufacturers Make Their Electricity?

Should Manufacturers Make Their Electricity?

Customer-owned generation is not a new concept but due to changing energy markets and improved Combined Heat and Power (CHP) technologies, it’s becoming more feasible for more customers. Consumers who are considering generating their own power to bypass rising utility distribution rates, or…

Why Energy Markets are Freaked about Trumps Proposed Bailout

Why Energy Markets are Freaked about Trumps Proposed Bailout

In what few would call a national security issue many are calling the end to wholesale power markets as we know them. In a leaked Dept. of Energy (DOE) memo, it seems the Trump administration is looking to breathe life in the form of bailouts to uneconomic coal and nuclear power plants for…