Increased Storage Drops Natural Gas Back Below $4.00

September 11, 2014

After making a push to $4.016 on the Nymex on 9/9, natural gas has fallen back below four dollars. This has proved to be a common theme the last few months. The price of natural gas rises to around four dollars but loses momentum, and comes back down.   This week’s regression can be attributed […]

High Winter Rates Released for New England

September 10, 2014

Utilities across New England recently filed their basic service rates with the public utilities commission for the 2014 fourth quarter. Due to natural gas pipeline constraints and concerns about winter weather, we will see extremely high basic service rates starting in December. December 2014 rates are listed as -NSTAR SEMA $0.14462/kWh -NSTAR NEMA $0.14462/kWh -WMECO […]

NGRID RI Releases New Standard Offer Service Rates

September 8, 2014

Variable Price Option   Industrial Customer Group October 2014: $0.05319 per kWh November 2014: $0.07067 per kWh December 2014: $0.14105 per kWh   These rates are pending approval from the RI Public Utilities Commission (RIPUC)

NSTAR Releases New Basic Service Electric Rates

Fixed Rate Option Large Commercial/Industrial Customers (NEMA) (October 1, 2014 through December 31, 2014): $0.10625 per kWh Large Commercial/Industrial Customers (SEMA) (October 1, 2014 through December 31, 2014): $0.10278 per kWh   Variable Rate Option Large Commercial/Industrial Customers (NEMA) October 2014: $0.07118 per kWh November 2014: $0.09050 per kWh December 2014: $0.15526 per kWh   […]

EarlyBird Structures Largest Private Solar Development In The Commonwealth of Massachusetts   Thanks, EarlyBird Power Team

ISO-NE & PJM Forecast a Peak Load Today September 2

September 2, 2014

New England and Mid-Atlantic ISO’s are predicting today (September 2nd) could be the peak of 23,350 MW from 4pm-5pm in electric demand. Please Consider lowering your usage today between 1-7pm to lower next year’s capacity cost, which is determined this year. Thanks, EarlyBird Power Team

Bulking up: 50 firms join to save on energy

August 4, 2014

By Amanda Roberge CORRESPONDENT Worcester Telegram & Gazette Sunday, July 20, 2014   The Massachusetts Manufacturing Energy Collaborative, or MassMEC, has now recruited 50 companies — including RH White Construction Services in Auburn and Rocheleau Tool & Die Company in Fitchburg — to buy energy in bulk and access a savings to their bottom line. […]

Canadian Hydroelectricity, Massachusetts’ Next Big Thing?

July 30, 2014

Even though they’re more than 1,000 miles north of Massachusetts, Canadian energy companies with hydroelectricity power plants are vying to supply the most populous New England state.  Canadian hydroelectricity companies like Nalcor Energy and its larger rival Hydro-Quebec have already met with Beacon Hill lawmakers and their Canadian regional counterparts to discuss energy and economic […]

Natural Gas Price Plummets Below $4/mmBtu

July 17, 2014

Natural gas futures reached a new six-month low, falling under $4/mmBtu.  A greater than forecasted supply gain continues to ease the markets that winter stockpiles will end up falling short of demand. The natural gas stockpiles have enjoyed above-average increases for the 13th consecutive week.  This paired along with the relatively milder weather in the […]

Google Mapping Natural Gas Leaks

Google and the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) have entered a partnership to track possible natural gas pipe line leaks.  The partnership will be building upon the company’s existing Google Street View technology that is part of  Google Maps.  The goal would be to use innovative online maps to monitor the risk and track natural gas […]