Energy News

Weekly trends and insights on the Natural Gas and Electricity Markets
Electricity Markets Electric markets dropped week over week as the underlying cost of natural gas saw a decline.
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Electricity Markets Electric markets once again saw a week-over-week rise in pricing as the underlying cost of gas remains volatile. ERCOT was the lone holdout as dips in summer pricing brought the overall forward average down.
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Electricity Markets Electric markets ticked up over the report week on the heels of natural gas prices increases. In ISO-NE the REC (renewable energy certificate) component continues to be a large piece of the overall cost of energy and is almost equal to the energy only price.
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Electricity Markets All electric markets have moved downward over the last few holiday weeks.
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Electricity Markets Electric prices over the report week were still trending downward. This is being drive in large part by low natural gas basis prices, a 5-year high gas storage level and thus far a fairly warm winter outlook. ISO-NE wholesale electric prices specifically have dropped to lows not seen in years with the exception of the short time frame this past April. But in general, all ISOs are showing it’s a really a great time to be looking at pricing.
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Electricity Markets Electric prices remain very favorable moving into December. For those in NYISO especially, capacity markets are still trading unusually low and there is good value in locking in outer years. With the capacity that was removed from the market last April, and more to come this April, we should be seeing capacity prices tighten up more than it has thus far.
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Electricity Markets Another pretty significant drop in the 12-month forward average for all markets, driven but a drop in natural gas and basis prices. Some of the ISO’s are starting to approach the lows we last saw in April/May. This may be a chance to recapture a missed opportunity if you held off when the market started turning upward.
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Electricity Markets There was a large drop in all electric markets over the report week, with the exception of ERCOT. ISO-NE especially came down quite a bit from the highs seen just 2 weeks ago. This drop is again, tied like last week to the large decrease in the gas basis prices in the Northeast.
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Electricity Markets All electric markets saw a slide downward over the report week. After some uncertainty for ERCOT this summer, TEXAS is now out of cooling season so things should remain calmer. There was no huge volatility for the ISO this summer which allowed them to come through the season fairly well.
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Electricity Markets Electric prices in the majority of the ISO’s were down just slightly over the report week after recent run ups.
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Electricity Markets The uncertainty of winter outlooks and an increase in natural gas prices caused electric prices to tick up over the report week.
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Electricity Markets Electric markets continue to remain slightly elevated over a short period of time. Keep in perspective however that these prices are still very favorable compared to historic levels. Although prices at the rock bottom levels experienced around the April timeframe, it’s unable to be determined if we will see electric rates at these lows again anytime soon.
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Electricity Markets Electric markets were all up about the same amount across the board week over week.
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Electricity Markets Forward electric prices for NYISO are still quite low and compare very favorably against the last two decades. Pricing has continued to drop week-over-week and has seen an overall rise month-over-month in response to the rising cost of capacity in the outward years. Expectations are that these costs will firm up as we move closer to Indian Point’s closure in April 2021. In PJM, the lack of load in the region is driving prices down, and rates also remain incredibly competitive. A comfortable summer in Texas led ERCOT...
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Electricity Markets Not much change across the electric ISO’s which was somewhat surprising as the patterns usually follow natural gas which has been quite volatile as of late.
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Electricity Markets All ISO’s saw very slight dips down on the electric market as natural gas fundamentals moved prices down.
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Electricity Markets Both electric and gas markets are trending up. ERCOT specifically continues to experience market volatility. ISO-NE has also climbed somewhat significantly over the past few weeks.
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Electricity Markets ERCOT and ISO-NE rose week-over-week in response to the increased underlying cost of gas.
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Electricity Markets Electric markets showed minimal activity over the report week, with just minor decreases across each of the ISO’s.
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Electricity Markets Electric prices are starting to march up, tied to the increase in the prices of natural gas. ISO- NE, NYISO & PJM are all trending upwards. Texas has shown the most volatility also related to high loads and increased temperatures.
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Electricity Markets Quiet week over all with very slight increase in electric prices. Relatively tight range in comparison to last week when there was a more dramatic uptick in prices driven by the price of natural gas. The report week brought multiple peak demand alerts for ERCOT as heat peaked throughout the week.
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