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Weekly trends and insights on the Natural Gas and Electricity Markets
Electricity Markets ERCOT remained flat week over week, while the remaining electric markets all moved up slightly.
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Electricity Markets NYISO, PJM and ERCOT all remained generally flat week over week. ISO-NE spiked up but should come as no surprise as we tend to see these swings and volatility just prior to approaching the winter months.
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Electricity Markets ERCOT flattened over the report week, however current electric prices remain elevated after the lingering heat and lack of wind. The situation in Texas is a prime example of how quickly a stabilized market can become disrupted. Electric prices in ISO-NE and PJM and NYISO were all down, with NYISO reporting the largest slide.
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Electricity Markets PJM & ISO-NE saw upward movement on the electric markets while ERCOT retreated slightly before also moving up again. NYISO on the other hand moved down.
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Electricity Markets Electric has continued a slow and steady increase driven up by natural gas prices, trailing off slightly before the end of the report week. ERCOT continues to face concerns over enough generation to meet the needed load. In addition to the population growth in Texas, with no capacity market, and a large amount of wind generation when hot whether persists as it has, the windmills do no produce at optimal levels and more expensive generation is needed to meet the load. Thus, leading to the run up we...
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Electricity Markets Forward electric markets were driven up over the report week, in part on the heels of higher natural gas prices. All ISO’s saw upward movement with near term energy prices most effected. In addition to the energy component, capacity prices in NYISO are up as well, further driving up the all-in price.
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Electricity Markets ISO-NE electric prices continues to fall, remaining favorable for those who have yet to secure hedging positions moving into the winter season. NYISO was also down on the heels of cooler weather. PJM was flat while ERCOT experienced elevated prices and continues to remain volatile with the presences of hotter temperatures.
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Electricity Markets Energy pricing has remained largely flat over this last week throughout NY, NE, and PJM. The most volatility continues to be seen in Texas as they experience warmer than normal summer temperatures.
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Electricity Markets ERCOT set a new all-time peak demand record at 74,531 MW. Although Texas has seen some volatility amid the heat, they seem to be handling well versus the previous highs experienced last year when temperatures soared. NYISO, ISO-NE and PJM all remained fairly flat over the report week.
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Electricity Markets ERCOT electric prices continued to show summer volatility pressure over the report week. The other ISO’s were mostly flat with minimal movement in any direction.
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Electricity Markets ISO New England set a new system peak demand on July 30 hour ending 6pm. The peak was set at 23,972.73 MW, it was enough to surpass the peak hour from July 20, although this was well below the 24,500 MW the ISO forecasted. Each of the ISO’s were down over the report week with the exception of ERCOT, which has continued to fluctuate in large part with summer weather demand.
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Electricity Markets Peak electricity demand days were reported in ISO-NE, NYISO and PJM on Friday and Saturday. By the end of the report week, most of the strong heat began to taper off, putting downward pressure on prices.
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*On 7/18 we sent out a notification to be on alert for peak energy demand potentials for Friday and Saturday. With the increased temperatures, loads were indeed elevated on these days. PJM hit a peak day on Friday hour ending 6pm with a peak demand of 152,315 MW. NYISO hit a peak of 30,397 MW hour ending 5pm on Saturday as did ISO-NE hour ending 7pm at 23,853 MW.   Electricity Markets There has been some brief volatility in the electric market over the last few weeks. The consensus is...
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Electricity Markets After weeks of downward movement, the electric ISO’s experienced some upward pressure over the report week.
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Electricity Markets ISO-NE electric prices continue to slide, reaching lows last seen in late winter of 2017. PJM also trailed off over the report week, while NYISO and ERCOT were slightly up and down.
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Electricity Markets ISO-NE electric held steady week over week. NYISO, PJM and ERCOT prices all trailed downward. Electric markets all remain very attractive.
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Electricity Markets The overall downward trend on the electric market continued although it slowed a bit. ISO-NE was mostly flat over the report week with the slight drop at the end while. NYISO and PJM were both moving downward and signaling a strong time in both markets to lock in prices. As of April 1, CES, RECs and ZECs increased in NY and will continues to steadily grow as aggressive renewable targets remain a hot topic in the state. With the higher capacity prices now in play for NY, prices...
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Electricity Markets  NYISO electric prices took another small slide over the report week. ISO-NE and PJM remained flat while ERCOT saw a slight tick up.
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Electricity Markets Electric prices continued to soften over the report week. Capacity across the board is down as is the wholesale cost of energy. NEISO slipped to the lowest levels it has seen since February/March 2018. PJM was traded at levels last seen at the end of 2017. ERCOT has yet to see any change in weather leading to a lack of volatility there. Although prices are currently very attractive, we must not lose sight of other market variable like the 600 MW of base-load generation that was retired with...
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Electricity Markets NEISO took another slide and hit the lowest levels the ISO has seen in over a year. As of June 1st after several years of increasing pricing in the capacity markets, all NE regions will see relief going forward. There was some up and down action in the remaining regions as NYISO, PJM & ERCOT all seemed to converge by the end of the report week.
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