Microgrids are Key to Global Energy Independence: A Japan, UK and US Perspective

Microgrids are Key to Global Energy Independence: A Japan, UK and US Perspective

Microgrids are key to energy independence as they provide unparalleled reliability and resilience needed to ensure continuity of operations. That’s why there is an increasing focus ...

15 Takeaways for Energy Buyers

15 Takeaways for Energy Buyers

(…from the Constellation Webinar “Spring Electricity & Natural Gas Price Outlook for Energy Buyers”) Power & Gas Prices Track Together: Power prices track closely with natu ...

Microgrids to Play a Major Role in Federal Government Energy Strategy

Microgrids to Play a Major Role in Federal Government Energy Strategy

Our nation’s ability to defend and protect itself is directly tied to our nation’s ability to secure stable and reliable sources of energy.  For this reason, federal agencies are f ...

Natural Gas Prices Spike. Here are 2 Strategies for Managing Price Risk

Natural Gas Prices Spike. Here are 2 Strategies for Managing Price Risk

The recent spike in natural gas and electricity prices have caused many energy consumers to stop and wonder what, if anything, they can do to protect their budgets against future p ...

Why January’s Record Breaking Cold Temperatures Affected Your Gas Price Volatility

Why January’s Record Breaking Cold Temperatures Affected Your Gas Price Volatility

The strong burst of arctic air that brought frigid temperatures down from Canada in two cold shots this month, the first January 3rd- 7th and the second wave January 26th-28th was ...

8 Energy Cost Concerns for 2014

8 Energy Cost Concerns for 2014

1)       The Polar Vortex Effect on Energy Prices: After Polar Vortex 1.0 and 2.0, natural gas storage has started the year off 20% below last year.  The Energy information Adminis ...

How the Polar Vortex Led to Record Breaking Cold Temperatures and Gas Price Volatility

How the Polar Vortex Led to Record Breaking Cold Temperatures and Gas Price Volatility

  The strong burst of arctic air that brought frigid temperatures down from Canada beginning on January 3rd and lasting through January 7th was fueled in part by a weather pat ...

Microgrids are Key to Global Energy Independence: A Japan, UK and US Perspective

Microgrids are key to energy independence as they provide unparalleled reliability and resilience needed to ensure continuity of operations. That’s why there is an increasing focus on the role of microgrids in both the U.S. and internationally. Recently, I had the opportunity to moderate a panel at the Innovative Smart Grid Technologies (ISGT) Conference, focusing on international microgrid implementation a ...

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15 Takeaways for Energy Buyers

(…from the Constellation Webinar “Spring Electricity & Natural Gas Price Outlook for Energy Buyers”) Power & Gas Prices Track Together: Power prices track closely with natural gas prices and gas fundamentals are used as leading indicators to identify power price trends. Gas prices for 2013 were +35% over previous year. Weather Matters: Weather continues to be one of the most important factors influe ...

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Microgrids to Play a Major Role in Federal Government Energy Strategy

Our nation’s ability to defend and protect itself is directly tied to our nation’s ability to secure stable and reliable sources of energy.  For this reason, federal agencies are focused on investing in long-term energy strategies that include microgrids, localized energy systems that can sustain energy independence separate of the grid by connecting and disconnecting when needed. Recently, during the Assoc ...

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Natural Gas Prices Spike. Here are 2 Strategies for Managing Price Risk

The recent spike in natural gas and electricity prices have caused many energy consumers to stop and wonder what, if anything, they can do to protect their budgets against future price volatility. The good news is that if you’re a business or government energy consumer, you have multiple options for managing price risk depending on how involved you want to be. Although options exist for both electricity and ...

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Why January’s Record Breaking Cold Temperatures Affected Your Gas Price Volatility

The strong burst of arctic air that brought frigid temperatures down from Canada in two cold shots this month, the first January 3rd- 7th and the second wave January 26th-28th was fueled in part by a weather pattern called the Polar Vortex. These two outbreaks of arctic air broke temperature records and contributed to a surge in gas and power demand. Supply bottlenecks and elevated demand led to volatility ...

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8 Energy Cost Concerns for 2014

1)       The Polar Vortex Effect on Energy Prices: After Polar Vortex 1.0 and 2.0, natural gas storage has started the year off 20% below last year.  The Energy information Administration has forecasted the end of season storage (March 31st)  at 1, 541  which is below the 5 year min level of 1,591 Bcf.   With higher gas prices, gas producers are likely to increase supply and fill storage back to the 3, 800 ...

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