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Don’t think you’re alone if you feel that glossy look come over your eyes when people start discussing BCFs or BTUs and how your LDC relates to your ISO or RTO. The energy industry is constantly changing and advancing so it comes as no surprise that this industry jargon can feel overwhelming at times.  Deregulation...
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There has been a lot of buzz in the energy world over the past few years regarding renewable energy choices.  At the height of this discussion is solar electric or photovoltaic (PV) technology.  As the price of solar panels decline, solar technology is becoming increasingly popular for businesses looking to stabilize their energy costs as...
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The heat is being turned up. And for the future of coal power in America, not in a good way!  Growing competition from cheaper, cleaner alternatives combined with stricter regulations imposed by government and environmental agencies is making it more difficult for coal-fired facilities to survive. Such regulations have recently led several power producers to...
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This past March, the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) launched an online advocacy group called the United Shale Advocates (USA).  The group’s mission is to encourage individuals in favor of natural gas exploration and drilling in the Marcellus Shale to come together and have their viewpoint heard. United Shale Advocates provides a means for those who have...
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ate last week the New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) recognized a new capacity pricing zone called the Lower Hudson Valley capacity zone (LHV).  The Federal Regulatory Commission (FERC) approved this new capacity pricing zone which includes the NYISO Load Zones G, H, I, and J.  Capacity is a cost component included in the overall...
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What is a demand response program? With increased pressure on the grid especially during peak times, reducing energy use is becoming more and more important.  One way system operators and utilities are urging companies to aid in this needed relief is through participation in a demand response program.  Demand response programs assist with balancing the...
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A few months back, we wrote a blog post warning of energy scammers and tactics they may use. We were recently informed by some of our customers of the most recent scam they have been personally affected by. Below we have given a description of a specific situation so that other customers may learn from...
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