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Energy Purchasing – What's the best energy-purchasing strategy for you?


March 2017 Edition: What’s the best energy-purchasing strategy for you? Did you know your energy usage profile tells a unique story? Before deciding what energy-purchasing strategy is best for you, it’s important to understand when your organization uses energy. In AEP Energy’s March issue, our experts provide insights to consider when planning your energy-purchasing strategy. …

Understanding Energy-based vs. Demand-based Cost Components


January/February 2017 Edition: Let’s review Demand-based vs. Energy-based cost components. Did you know spending a few minutes to better understand how energy purchasing works and the various components of energy supply costs can help your business reduce its energy spend significantly? Understanding Energy-based vs. Demand-based Cost Components Although choosing a reputable retail energy supplier is essential, …

How Does Winter Impact Energy Prices?


December 2016 Edition: As we enter the winter season, it is timely to reflect on the significance of winter electricity costs and outline some significant structural changes in how the market views winter and summer months compared with other parts of the year. Winter Weather vs. Energy Prices How Does Winter Impact Energy Prices? As we …

RPS Requirement: The Impact on Energy Supply


November 2016 Edition: Renewable energy policies across the United States have assisted in driving the nation’s $36 billion market for wind, solar and other renewable energy sources. These policies can be integral to many state efforts to diversify their energy mix, promote economic development and reduce emissions. Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS)  RPS Requirement: The Impact …

Energy Efficiency: What's the Best Plan for your Organization?


October 2016 Edition: The Department of Energy has established October as National Energy Awareness month. Energy efficiency is an important topic for our nation and within our communities, businesses, and homes. We all desire a sustainable future, and we all want to control energy costs. Thus, conserving energy and finding ways to become more efficient is more …

Transmission Services: How Does This Affect You?


September 2016 Edition: Transmission is one of the many electric service components affecting energy prices for consumers, contributing to roughly 8% of your overall energy costs and in some regions of the United States it has reached as high as 30%. Most alarming, transmission costs throughout the country have been doubling and in some cases tripling …

Understanding Electricity Supply Cost Components


August 2016 Edition:Electric choice brings many benefits to consumers including a variety of price options, risk mitigation, and energy experts to help you decide what is best for your business’ unique energy needs. To understand the benefits and options available, a familiarity of electricity supply cost components is fundamental. Understanding Electricity Supply Cost Components In …

What's The Difference Between An Index And Firm Energy Plan?


July 2016 Edition: Selecting the right energy supply plan for your business may be a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be. While there are a variety of products to choose from, it’s important to understand how each one works so you select the one that is most aligned with your business goals. We’ll walk …

Discussing PJM, Capacity Auctions and PLCs


June 2016 Edition: Through the Reliability Pricing Model, PJM establishes the price which Load Serving Entities (or LSEs, such as AEP Energy) must pay in order to ensure that generators are always available to meet customer demand. PJM accomplishes this by conducting auctions which match supply and demand at a set clearing price. Educational Topics What …