Electricity Archives

The Energy Wizards of Oz: Trump & Biden 2020

By: Chris Amstutz Never have we had Presidential candidates with such diametrically opposed energy policies. We have spoken in previous blogs about the intertwined climate/energy policy debate, and now we have been led up to the fork in the proverbial yellow brick road. Will we get behind the Tinman, Joe Biden, and grease the gears […]

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Choppy Waters: Power Market Volatility

By: Chris Amstutz Businesses across the country are taking notice of the rapidly changing power generation mix. Is it simply due to the sight of wind and solar farms popping up along the highway? No, rather it is due to something more vital: their bottom line. From California, to Texas, to the Northeast, the impacts […]

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What Happened…A Market Review

By: Chris Amstutz Last fall we witnessed Donald Trump accomplish the improbable by defeating Hillary Clinton in the US Presidential Election. This fall we have seen a surge in Texas power futures, and many are again left wondering, what happened? While the results of a US Presidential Election may be moderately more important (sarcasm), I […]

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Are We There Yet?

by Scott Armbruster Are we there yet? …Are we there yet?…I’m Hungry!….Are we there yet? Yes, its vacation season. It’s time to continue the American tradition of hitting the road on long car trips while listening to your kids ask a hundred times…“are we there yet?” This simple, four word question coming from the back […]

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What’s This in My Supply Contract?

by Scott Armbruster What the hell are these terms listed in my electricity supply contract? It lists many different cost components such as: Capacity Performance, FERC 745, Nodal Congestion, Winter Reliability, Transmission Enhancements, Line Losses, Auction Revenue Rights, Material Adverse Change and that’s just half of them. Are these included in my price? Do I need […]

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