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.
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
The United States is undergoing a shift in its electricity generation, commonly referred to as the “grid mix.” To put it in perspective, there has been a 68% decline in coal-fired generation from 2010 to 2020. In New York City, a large effort is underway to harness clean energy solutions with ambitious sustainability goals. NYC
If you live in the Northeast, you’ve certainly experienced a summer heatwave. On these days, commercial and residential buildings all have their air conditioning units on high. This increases the amount of usage and demand for electricity on the grid. When these heatwaves sustain for multiple days, the grid eventually reaches its highest amount of
The process of flipping a light switch involves a complex energy system that ensures electricity reaches its intended destination reliably and safely. Electricity flows from the point of generation through the grid and eventually reaches buildings when devices are turned on. This system has been developed over many years to prevent surges or accidents. Understanding
As mentioned in last week’s blog, the ISO defines your capacity costs – Managing your usage at these times is crucial to lowering costs on your bills. There are steps you can take to curtail your usage during peak demand times (usually the hottest days of the year) so your capacity tag reads a significantly
Summer is officially here and with that comes heat and more electricity usage for your business. Did you know that curtailing your usage on certain summer days, for only a couple of hours can reduce your annual energy spend? – That is why it is very important to look at when your energy is used.
You may hear your Energy Advisor refer to the ISO – Independent System Operator. The ISO is a non-profit organization authorized by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) responsible for managing and operating the electric grid for a specific region. At Best Practice Energy we serve various ISOs, including: ISO-NE – New England