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.

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...

Can Trump Save Ohio Coal Plants?

Can Trump Save Ohio Coal Plants?

President Trump shocked the international community with his exit from the 2015 Paris climate agreement. In one tweet he stated, “China will be allowed to build hundreds of additional coal plants. So we can’t build the plants, but they can, according to this agreement.”   Coal has historically played a significant role in Ohio electricity production...

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...

5 Reasons Why Utilities Don't Want To Make Power

5 Reasons Why Utilities Don't Want To Make Power

A few weeks ago, AEP Ohio announced the sale of four of its premier power plants to two private equity firms. The sale included three natural gas-fired plants totaling 2,533 MWs and a monster coal-fired plant totaling 2,665 MWs. This transaction is the second of its kind in Ohio as Duke Energy sold all of...

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...