How effective are renewable energy subsidies? Maybe not effective as originally thoughts, finds news study

By: Neil Schoenherr |

Renewable energy subsidies have been a politically popular program over the past decade. These subsidies have led to explosive growth in wind power installations across the United States, especially in the Midwest and Texas.

But do these subsidies work?

Not as well as one might think, finds a new study from Washington University in […]

2015-05-07T15:37:03-05:00December 25th, 2013|National Market|

PUC Urges Customers To Call Now To Restore Utility Service, 19,653 Without Heat

By: NorthCentralPA.com |

The Public Utility Commission Monday released the results of its annual Cold Weather Survey, which showed that about 19,653 households will enter the winter season without heat-related utility service compared to 15,975 this time last year.“With the coldest months of the year are still ahead, it remains critically important for consumers without heat-related utility […]

2015-05-07T15:37:03-05:00December 24th, 2013|Pennsylvania Market|

Market Highlights: 16 Dec – 20 Dec 2013

Here is what Utility Operations has completed this week:

§ ONCOR, TX – PUC Substantive Rule 25.497 allows non-residential customers for whom electric service is considered crucial for the protection or maintenance of public safety to apply for designation as a “critical load public safety customer”, or for whom an interruption or suspension of electric service will create a dangerous […]

2015-05-07T15:37:03-05:00December 23rd, 2013|New York Market, Pennsylvania Market, Texas Market|

Market Summary: 16 Dec – 20 Dec 2013

The following is a summary of last week’s market activity and the market outlook:

  • Natural gas futures rose again due to a record storage report. The Prompt Month was flat or down 4 of the 5 days last week due to moderating temperatures but then rose 20 cents on Thursday after the EIA announced an all-time […]
2015-05-07T15:37:03-05:00December 23rd, 2013|Market Watch|

NYISO issues 2014-2018 strategic plan

By: Utility Products |

Grid resilience, the ability of the electric system to withstand turbulent conditions, is a cornerstone of the New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) 2014-2018 Strategic Plan.

The plan provides a multiyear blueprint that addresses the dynamic challenges that face New York state’s power grid and electricity markets.

“Significantly increasing reliance on natural […]

2015-05-07T15:37:03-05:00December 20th, 2013|New York Market|