Ohio

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” …

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...

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 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...