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5 Things Ohio Energy Managers Should Know Right Now

House Bill 6 Creates Uncertainty The drama surrounding House Bill 6, otherwise known as the nuclear bailout bill which was voted into law earlier this summer, has hit a new level reminiscent of the HBO series The Sopranos. Referendum seekers must obtain 265,774 signatures by Oct. 21 to place the question of HB 6 repeal on the November 2020 ballot. Read More

From Your Pocket to Theirs: Nuke Subsidies Unwarranted

We are at a pivotal point in Ohio energy policy as the Ohio General Assembly blasts House Bill 6 through the lawmaking process. So much has been written about the implications of this complex bill, but the bottom line is that customers would be forced to subsidize two nuclear plants that are “not profitable on their own” by paying them Read More

Who Should Pay for Ohio Renewables?

Hot testimony has wrapped up at the PUCO regarding AEP Ohio’s plan to develop 400 MW of solar and 500 MW of wind generation through 20-year power off-take agreements. Why the debate when Ohio’s generation market is deregulated? The issue debated is not whether or not it can be built but rather, who will pay for it. Since power generation Read More

New Year’s Resolutions for Energy Buyers

Below are three resolutions we can all live by because they do not include eating healthier or exercising more. These 2019 resolutions are targeted to energy buyers to help ensure your energy procurement programs are best-in-class.   Focus on Cost, not Just Price   Even though we folks in energy procurement are obsessed with energy rates, company budgets only care Read More

Winter Energy Costs May Make You Scream

Time to pull out and dust off your electricity and natural gas supply contracts to find out if you are exposed to a variable market rate. Why? Because if you are on a market rate this winter you will likely have a major case of sticker shock.   Natural gas and electricity prices for delivery this winter have increased dramatically Read More

What’s the 2018/19 Winter Energy Pricing Outlook?

It is hard to believe that we are already talking about winter since we just turned off the air conditioning, but it can not be denied: Its almost November! Historically, the winter months offer the highest and most volatile energy pricing, but what should you expect this coming winter?   Weather   Nationally, the summer of 2018 had the most Read More

Hottest Ohio Energy Stories of the Summer

The energy markets in Ohio do not disappoint when it comes to excitement. This summer proved to be another season full of potential policy changes and market anomalies.   Trump Gives Coal CPR   Trump announced a roll back of pollution controls on coal-fired power plants to slow the pace of the transformation in the power sector toward natural gas. Read More

Shale Boom Turns 10

Ten years ago, Just Dance by Lady Gaga was the hit song, the Celtics beat the Lakers for the NBA Championship, the financial markets were getting ready to melt down and barely a drop of natural gas was being produced from the shale regions. While all things come to pass – with the exception of Lady Gaga who still is Read More

Super Summer Energy Sale

As heat indices reach triple digits this summer, believe it or not, the energy markets are responding with short- and long-term savings opportunities for buyers. Below are the market trends that could bring value to your budget.   Buy Electricity for Future Years to Save Money   The current wholesale market for electricity delivered in 2021 and 2022 is flirting Read More

Why Energy Markets are Freaked about Trump’s Plan to Bailout Failing Power Plants

In what few would call a national security issue many are calling the end to wholesale power markets as we know them. In a leaked Dept. of Energy (DOE) memo, it seems the Trump administration is looking to breathe life in the form of bailouts to uneconomic coal and nuclear power plants for a period of two years. Where there Read More