This Is a No-Brainer

June 14, 2017By Tom DufraineEnergy Industry Insights No Comments

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

The Buyer’s Market Continues

April 26, 2017By Tom DufraineEnergy Industry Insights

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 Ranks in Top 10% of All Energy Brokers

March 29, 2017By Tom DufraineEnergy Industry Insights, Energy Industry Success Stories

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

Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies Calculator

March 21, 2017By Tom DufraineEnergy Industry Insights

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

10 Factors That Affect the Cost of Energy

January 23, 2017By Rod HeckmanEnergy Industry Insights

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