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...

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...

Can Ohio Lead the Energy Revolution?

Can Ohio Lead the Energy Revolution?

The energy revolution is upon us. Ohio is in a period of unmatched change in the way we produce, use and think about energy. Why now? What does it mean to us? And are we poised to take advantage of this opportunity?   The change in the energy space over the past eight years is frankly mind blowing. The Ohio...

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...

2017 Ohio Electric Outlook

2017 Ohio Electric Outlook

Many of the 2017 developments expected in the energy world for Ohio are carryovers from 2016 with a few twists. Here are the top issues that could impact your future electricity budgets.   Re-regulation Initiative in the Statehouse   Re-regulation by far will be the highest profile story of 2017. Two major utilities in the state...

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 Informed Electricity Buyer

The Informed Electricity Buyer

There is no doubt that the electricity market is extremely complex and confusing. As a manufacturer, electricity is typically a top three expense and is likely a main feedstock to your product. So the dilemma unfolds, in order to effectively manage a major cost of your business you have to begin to understand one of...

FES Raises White Flag

FES Raises White Flag

FirstEnergy Solutions (FES), one of Ohio’s most dominate electricity suppliers, has recently announced it no longer intends to sell electricity to most commercial and industrial customers. FES owns and operates a fleet of generating plants and is the deregulated marketing affiliate of FirstEnergy Corp . The announcement stated they will honor existing contracts but will not...