Since March, business closings across the nation have caused a marked decrease in the amount of energy consumed by commercial accounts. As many people are now working from home, it is often the employees who are picking up the difference in costs. A study by Columbia University, for example, found that […]
Summer temperatures always increase the load on electric grids across the country, but this summer, the COVID-19 pandemic has been another factor generators have had to consider. With many more people working from home, the demand on the system was expected to be higher this summer than in previous years. However, the question was to […]
By: L.M. Sixel |
Wholesale electricity prices last year fell nationwide except in one place — Texas. Here, they soared when an August heat wave gripped the state and repeatedly sent wholesale power prices up to the state’s maximum price of $9,000 per megawatt hour.
In most of the U.S., average […]
By: Roland Li & Owen Thomas |
Pacific Gas & Electric Co. and other California utilities can’t raise their profit margins even as they face billions of dollars in wildfire liabilities, the California Public Utilities Commission ruled Thursday.
PG&E, Southern California Edison, Southern California Gas and San Diego Gas & Electric […]
By: The Bradford Era |
The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission is alerting consumers about the potential for large winter energy cost increases for electric customers who do not shop for competitive electric suppliers.
To avoid the possibility of “sticker shock” from high bills during the coming cold months, the PUC reminds […]
By: WICS/WRSP Staff |
The Illinois Commerce Commission has approved a rate decrease for Ameren Illinois.
Starting in January, customers will pay about a dollar less a month on their electric bill.
This is in addition to a 5% reduction in costs for customers.
By: Douglas Clark |
The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) is projecting its summer 2020 planning reserve margin will increase over what was reported entering summer 2019’s peak demand season.
The December Capacity, Demand and Reserves (CDR) Report, which includes planning reserve margins for the next five years, indicates the planning reserve […]