Energy

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...

Can Blockchain Blowup Today's Energy Markets?

Can Blockchain Blowup Today's Energy Markets?

If you have never heard of blockchain then you are not alone. The concept is budding out of the theory stage with entrepreneurs scrambling to implement its power in nearly every industry from banking, voting, insurance and yes … energy. Blockchain is most famously known as the underpinning of the decentralized cryptocurrency known as Bitcoin, but what...

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 Ways Your Electric Supply Deal Can Go Wrong

5 Ways Your Electric Supply Deal Can Go Wrong

You have done your due diligence, solicited the market for the best supply offers, read and reread the energy contracts, picked your supplier and signed on the dotted line. Energy supply nirvana (insert record scratch sound here) until it is not. A majority of the time things go as planned but what happens when they...

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...

The PUCO Money Tree

The PUCO Money Tree

A friend of mine recently said, “People will keep shaking the money tree as long as it is still producing.” This couldn’t be truer when describing the relationship between the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) and three of the four Ohio investor-owned utilities.  This month, the PUCO issued two rulings handing out over $1 billion of ratepayer money...

The Battery Revolution

The Battery Revolution

Energy storage is catching the spotlight now more than ever. More energy storage has been installed globally in the past three years than the previous thirty. Navigant Research predicts global commercial and industrial battery capacity to grow from 499.4 MW today to 9,100 MWs in 2025. Alone and in combination with renewable distributed energy, battery...