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Why is Natural Gas Pricing So High? The Current State of the Market

Commercial

Over the last several months, the natural gas market has been on a very strong upward pricing trend. In this edition of Customer Insights, we’re going to take a look at some of the factors causing the prices in the market to increase so quickly, examine the difference between the market move now versus a …

Responsible ESG Reporting Standards – When Caveat Emptor Doesn’t Cut It

Commercial

In the alphabet soup of common business parlance, the letters ESG – standing for environmental, social and governance – are certainly not new, but they increasingly get to rub elbows with the likes of EBIT and ROI. Aimed at providing a measure of a company’s long-term sustainability, an ESG score is compiled from metrics relating …

What to Know About Renewable Energy Certificates

Commercial

It’s getting a lot more expensive to buy the rights to claim renewable energy – in some cases, up to ten times what it cost a year ago! Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) have long been the easiest and cheapest way for an organization to fulfill a renewable energy commitment, but RECs are no longer the …

An Integrated Approach to Renewable Energy

Customer Insights

The interest and demand for renewable energy shows no sign of slowing. Indeed, the growth in demand for renewables only seems to be getting stronger. More and more organizations have sustainability goals that include renewable energy and/or carbon reduction. The focus on ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) plans is being driven by all sides – …

Energy Resiliency: An Integral Part of Your Business Operations

Customer Insights

As extreme weather events and grid outages continue to increase in frequency, it is becoming clear that industry stakeholders must take more control of their electric load to create the business continuity that we have grown to expect in a modern society. One of the most prevalent topics in the energy market today is resiliency …

Capacity Optimization in PJM

Customer Insights

PJM’s Reliability Pricing Model (RPM) is designed to enable PJM to obtain sufficient resources to reliably meet the needs of electric consumers within their footprint. Savvy energy professionals can optimize outcomes in the RPM capacity market to earn incremental revenue or realize savings. This article provides insights on extracting optimal value from PJM’s RPM for …

Why Should Organizations Establish an Energy Efficiency Program Management Framework?

Customer Insights

Improved energy efficiency is the ‘holy grail’ of effective energy sustainability. Efficiency serves two very important goals: Reduced carbon footprint through reduced consumption Long-term cost structure reduction Organizations such as American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) estimate an untapped energy savings potential of as much as 30% of usage. Although very few organizations …

The Future of Transmission Costs and How it Impacts Your Organization

Customer Insights

Previous issues of Customer Insights provided a transmission service overview, explaining how transmission is regionally administered and affects customer bills, as well as tips on transmission service cost management. In this issue of Customer Insights, we will dive a little deeper into what factors drive transmission cost. How transmission costs are billed Most energy buyers …

2021 Policy Landscape: Thoughts on Potential Changes, Trends and Impacts

Customer Insights

With the swearing in of a new federal administration and the change in the congressional make up, our thoughts naturally turn to what that might mean as far as new rules, initiatives and regulations that might affect us here in the energy space (and in particular how these things might impact our customers). In this …