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Energy Storage: What is it and why is it important for my business?

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September 2018 Edition:  Energy Storage: What is it and why is it important for my business? Energy storage is many things to many different people.  For commercial and industrial companies, energy storage is a versatile tool that offers more control over energy costs. Specifically, battery energy storage systems (BESS) have the ability to target specific demand-based charges …

Transformer Ownership: What is the value of owning your own transformer?

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June 2018 Edition:  Transformer Ownership: What is the value of owning your own transformer? Are you the energy manager or decision maker of a large commercial or industrial facility? Then transformer ownership might be something worth considering because, in most cases, it reduces your service voltage rate. By reducing your service voltage rate, this may …

Transmission Congestion: How does this affect your energy price?

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May 2018 Edition: Transmission Congestion: How does this affect your energy price? As an energy buyer, you may have heard terms such as Transmission Congestion, Marginal Losses, Financial Transmission Rights (FTRs), and Auction Revenue Rights (ARRs). In this edition, our experts will provide a high-level dive and how these components affect your energy price. Let’s begin with understanding …

Natural Gas: What’s in store for 2018.

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April 2018 Edition: Natural Gas: What’s in store for 2018.  In this edition we’ll review several key factors that influence natural gas prices; weather, storage inventories, and market demand. Read this edition to learn more about these fundamentals and how their outlooks affect forward natural gas prices. If you’re in charge of purchasing energy for your business, …

EPA’s change of course on the Clean Power Plan

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March 2018 Edition: EPA’s change of course on the Clean Power Plan What’s the state of play for the power markets given the EPA’s change of course on the Clean Power Plan? Our experts address high level points of CPP and sources offsetting the potential loss of supply due to the CPP’s effect on coal-fired generation. The Clean …

Transmission Cost Management

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February 2018 Edition: Transmission Cost Management Did you know transmission costs is another electricity cost component you have some control over? NSPL Management Services available at AEP Energy can help you do just that. Our experts explain how. In previous editions of Customer Insights, we’ve discussed methods by which customers can strategically plan energy procurement. Much like …

The Downfall of Coal: Market Rules or Market Forces?

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January 2018 Edition: The Downfall of Coal: Market Rules or Market Forces? Is it market rules or market forces driving challenges for coal-fired generators? Our industry expert will take a deep dive into these matters to help you better understand the cause and effect on energy prices. The Downfall of Coal: Market Rules or Market …