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
In New England, there are two main drivers of wholesale electricity prices – cost of fuel and demand. Cost of Fuel Natural gas is the principal fuel source used to produce electricity. Natural Gas has made up 52% of the electricity used in New England this past year. As a result, average wholesale electricity prices
A basic question but to successfully navigate the energy market can be a complex answer. Simply put, energy procurement is the process of sourcing and acquiring electric and natural gas for your businesses. A number of factors determine your price – natural gas, weather, capacity, transmission costs, and the list goes on. It is important
We talk about the weather’s effect on the energy market a lot here at BPE. Here are a few ways weather can influence energy prices: Heating and Cooling Demand Weather conditions directly affect the demand for heating and cooling in residential and commercial buildings. When we see extremely cold or warm temperatures, the demand for
As we head into the last weekend of February, New England is shaking off Winter Storm Olive which brought snow, rain, and strong winds to the region. Overall, February’s mild temperatures in the Northeast and Midwest has kept natural gas storage withdrawals to a minimum. Yesterday saw a 71 Bcf withdrawal according to the U.S.
December’s temperature outlook has shifted into a much “warmer than normal” trend for the East Coast and Midwest. Weather has been a considerable influence in the market of late and day to day forecasts have a significant role in market volatility. For more insight on the electric and natural gas markets, feel free to send
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