Tag Archives: Power markets
A new data set was added to the Utility Stats Monthly this month. This new set provides historic load and energy usage for six different regional transmission operators. The table below shows how demand and energy in July compared to last year. (Source SNL) As you can see, electricity us
In July ERCOT set a new monthly record for system demand. (See utility Dive article here) While total load was high, the electric system managed to avoid extreme pricing levels. Houston power prices almost reached $70/MWh during the July 20 heat wave referenced in the article above. That is a
On July 12th NRG announced a plan that included the sale of many assets. These asset sales also created speculation that NRG might consider buying Dynegy. Below is a new viz I created examining the power plants of the two companies. The viz can also be viewed directly on Tableau Public here.
On Monday there was an article on page B1 in the Wall Street Journal discussing California's plans for increasing its use of renewable energy. (see here) There were a number of different issues discussed in the article. California's goal is to have 50% of it power be generated by renewable resou
The latest issue of the Utility Stats Monthly has come out. One interesting item to notice from this month's report is that flat power prices in all nine regions tracked in the report were higher this January than last January. Natural gas prices are obviously higher this year, but it could also
It is cold in the Northeast this afternoon. (source :Intellicast) As you might expect, cold temperatures can have an impact on power prices. You can definitely see this in New England this afternoon. (Source ISO New England) For those of you not used to the units, the $135/MWh show