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” …

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.

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…

Links To Energy Empowerment

Links To Energy Empowerment

This Valentine’s Day I thought I would share the energy market information resources I love. These are my go-to sources that help me build a view of the energy market fundamentals, energy pricing trends and to generally stay “in the know”.  Many of these resources are geared toward energy professionals but I have sorted through them to...

Hottest Energy Issues in 2018

Hottest Energy Issues in 2018

As we entered 2017, the energy marketplace was expected to be filled with uncertainty and boy, it did not disappoint! With the new Administration came a reversal in initiatives on nearly everything energy, and at the state level the battles continued over subsidies for uneconomic power plants. Can we expect the same for 2018?  Below is my lineup of 2018’s hottest issues in...

3 Common Mistakes Made By Energy Buyers

3 Common Mistakes Made By Energy Buyers

Buying energy is not like buying parts, equipment and supplies. Electricity cannot yet be stored in a scalable manner which subjects the buyer to a potentially volatile marketplace. Managing price changes effectively can be extremely beneficial to a budget but the opposite is also true. When energy supply contracts are not executed ideally, customers can experience unnecessary...