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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...

5 Game Changing Ohio Energy Projects

5 Game Changing Ohio Energy Projects

Over the past five years, the Ohio energy environment has been flipped on its head. We have the luxury of some of the lowest energy prices in the world and investors are taking notice. According to JobsOhio, more than $30 billion in NEW investment has come to our state from the energy sector. Here are the top energy projects under development...

The Fight For Your $15 Billion

The Fight For Your $15 Billion

The stage is set for battles at the Ohio Statehouse to roll back electricity deregulation. In one corner are two major Ohio utilities and in the other corner are the consumers and independent power plant producers. In an environment of historically low energy prices and generation technology advancements the traditional utility generators simply cannot compete...

Is It Hot Enough For You? And What Is the Effect On Electricity Prices?

Is It Hot Enough For You? And What Is the Effect On Electricity Prices?

Even though not completely over, the summer of 2016 will be one to remember. Most people would think of the Rio Olympics or the current political circus, but as an energy nerd I will remember the heat. Cooling Degree Days is a measure of the day’s temperature to the energy demand of air conditioning. The higher...

The Low Energy Price Limbo

The Low Energy Price Limbo

It should be no surprise to anyone that energy market prices are low. We see it at the gas pumps, our heating bills and when we shop for electricity. This is fantastic news for consumers but it does make me wonder how long it can last, so I’ll provide my short term and long term views.   Fundamentally, the Ohio energy...

Record Coal Retirements

Record Coal Retirements

2015 will be a historic year for the retirements of coal fired power plants in the United States and more specifically Ohio, West Virginia, Kentucky, Virginia and Indiana. Of the 13 gigawatts (GW’s) of retirements coming this year 81% is coming from coal-fired generation. This is primarily due to costs related to the Environmental Protection...