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...

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...

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...

Top Strategies for Lower Energy Costs

Top Strategies for Lower Energy Costs

This week, the PUCO filed a settlement agreement in the long disputed and very contentious FirstEnergy Power Purchase Agreement case. In short, this arrangement proposes an income guarantee paid by all consumers to FirstEnergy for uncompetitive aging power plants. AEP Ohio has made a similar request to the PUCO and a settlement filing on that request is imminent...

The Cost of Reliable Power

The Cost of Reliable Power

The cost of keeping the lights on just got a little more expensive according to the recent “do over” capacity auctions held by PJM. Before I jump into the details let me start from the beginning. PJM is the regional transmission organization in Ohio that is responsible for the reliability of the bulk electric power system and the operation of competitive wholesale power markets...