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Trevor Safko, Analyst, GP Energy Management
October 15, 2018
In this blog series, we’ve covered the most important considerations of rate setting. Once all of these considerations are appropriately accounted for, customer enrollment kicks in. The two most common customer acquisition strategies that Retail Energy Providers (REPs) should employ during this process...
hurricane wave surge
Suzanne Danforth, Genscape Oil
October 12, 2018
Gasoline demand increased in the Florida Panhandle, southern Georgia, and South Carolina ahead of Hurricane Michael’s arrival to the areas, but repercussions to demand appeared to focus on rack cities in the direct path of the storm, according to our Supply Side daily rack volume data. The increased...
power lines
Victor Laurent, Product Specialist, European Power
October 11, 2018
As of 30 September 2018, the common bidding zone of Germany-Luxembourg-Austria of the EPEX SPOT was divided, with Germany-Luxembourg on the one hand and Austria on the other.  Instead of unlimited cross-border flows between Germany (DE) and Austria (AT), there is now a at least 4.9 gigawatts (GW) of...
hurricane shoreline
Nicole McMurrer and Margaret Jones, Analysts, Natural Gas
October 09, 2018
Hurricane Michael, officially upgraded from a Tropical Storm to a Hurricane late yesterday morning, continues to barrel toward the southeast U.S. and is expected to make landfall in the Florida Panhandle by tomorrow (Wednesday, October 10) as a Category 3. While supply-side impacts for the natural gas market...
japan power lines
Avi Ganesan, Japan Power Market Analyst
October 09, 2018
Japan experienced a record-breaking heatwave in July 2018, spiking wholesale power prices across the grid. The monthly average temperature and the total solar irradiation were the highest in the region since measurements began in 1946. The JEPX Day-Ahead (DA) spot market daytime maximum prices steadily...
wind farm
Trevor Safko, Analyst, GP Energy Management
October 04, 2018
In this blog series, we’ve already discussed a variety of the costs and risks to account for in a retail pricing model. Here, we focus on how important it is for Retail Energy Providers (REPs) to account for these costs while setting volumetric rates for fixed-rate customers. The effects of an account...
natural gas pipeline construction
Rick Margolin, Senior Analyst, Natural Gas, Esteban Trejo, Analyst - Mexico, Natural Gas
October 04, 2018
On October 3, 2018, we received confirmation that the in-service date for two new Mexican pipelines is delayed. These delays change our forecast for Mexican supply, leading to higher-than-expected LNG imports and lower-than-forecast U.S. pipeline exports to Mexico. In particular, the delay will have a...
wind & solar power generation
Victor Laurent, Product Specialist, European Power
September 26, 2018
During Summer 2018, Germany witnessed another season of increased renewable power generation. German solar output was at 34 terawatt-hours (TWh), up 5 TWh or 17 percent compared to last summer. German wind output, while still below the market’s Summer 2017 average, will surpass it by 1.5 TWh or 4...
MISO Volatility: September Heat Drives Price Blowouts Across the Grid
Todd Hagist, Power Market Analyst II and Jefferson Rhoads, Senior Meteorologist
September 26, 2018
The Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) declared a state of emergency on September 15, 2018, as price spikes rocked the market. Hot temperatures and a series of increasingly large demand underestimates contributed to the event. This bears a striking resemblance to the volatility seen in September...
fall power lines
Josh Garcia, Natural Gas Analyst, Robert Lance, Power Market Analyst
September 24, 2018
Algonquin Gas Transmission Begins Their Biggest Maintenance Event of the Year After frequent rescheduling and downgrading, including a last-minute delay after market close last Friday, September 21, New England’s main natural gas pipeline, Algonquin Gas Transmission (AGT), may finally run their...