September 2023

Electricity Price Components

What is Natural Gas?

The image above may be the first thing that comes to mind when your hear natural gas but the process of finding, extracting and producing natural gas is much more complex than just turning on your stove. Natural gas is primarily made up of methane, a compound with one carbon atom and four hydrogen atoms.

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Drivers of Wholesale Electricity Prices

In general, the two main drivers of wholesale electricity prices in New England are the cost of fuel used to produce electricity and consumer demand. Power Plant Fuel: Natural gas dominates electricity generation in New England, accounting for 52% of total power production in 2022. This reliance on natural gas makes wholesale electricity prices closely

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