Electricity prices are now at 5-year lows. [YES you read that correctly.] It doesn’t matter when your current contract renews. You simply sign a new contract NOW, and it begins automatically when your old contract ends. But you need to buy now, and you need to go long – we strongly recommend that you lock … Read More
Unplanned downtime caused by equipment failure can be extremely expensive in terms of lost production, lost revenue, unemployed workers, etc. For this reason, there is a great deal of industry focus now on an approach called Predictive Maintenance (PdM).
Energy usage information as you’ve never seen before…..10x the information at 1/10th the cost. Using tiny, inexpensive, self-powered wireless sensors, SiteWatch continuously collects energy usage data, analyzes it, and presents it intelligently to management.
Energy prices continue to hold at historically low levels. As we went to press, electricity and natural gas prices were at 5-year lows. In our judgment, there is very little possibility that these prices can go lower. Last time natural gas prices dipped below current levels, drillers began to cap their wells, because they were … Read More
Applied Energy Partners recently surveyed 42 of the most prominent energy Suppliers, seeking their feedback on our 2-stage auction process, accuracy, and efficiency. This pool of Suppliers covers every utility area in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic Regions and are well qualified to judge our people and our processes. On average, they deal with 58 different … Read More
This graph is not as complex as it looks. It shows electricity and natural gas wholesale prices (12-month future strips) for 6 years from 2011 until now and gives us a useful framework for understanding how energy markets work. U.S. domestic energy prices are especially difficult to predict because there are always at least 10 … Read More
Did you ever wonder what reducing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 1 million metric tons means in everyday terms? The greenhouse gas equivalencies calculator can help you understand just that, translating abstract measurements into concrete terms you can understand, such as the annual emissions from cars, households, or power plants. This calculator may be useful … Read More
Q: Since any Buyer can buy directly from any Supplier, why use a Broker? A: Because the only way to get the BEST PRICE is to create competition between and among Suppliers – ideally EVERY Supplier – and that’s the Broker’s job. Commercial energy Buyers need a process that ensures that they see every price … Read More
Here is an overview of the different types of accounts available to natural gas customers and the ins and outs of each. Most natural gas contracts include both the Commodity and the Basis components, and may have a % of “Swing” in the price. For an explanation of these key terms, see the final section. … Read More
Like many commodities, the markets for electricity, natural gas, oil, and renewable energy are complex – and constantly changing. In fact, most energy prices change hourly. Fundamental economic factors – like supply and demand – are relatively predictable, but when you add political and regulatory factors to the mix, as well as financial speculation, forecasting … Read More