Power Prices Rise on Heels of an Algonquin Basis Increase

November 18, 2013

Forward power prices in New England spiked on Thursday and Friday due to a surge in Algonquin (AGT) gas basis. Basis for December almost doubled from Wednesday to Friday, increasing by $4.50/MMBtu, and the Algonquin winter strip (November-March) increased by $2.71/MMBtu as well. Traders, worried about pipeline constraints, did not want to get caught short, […]

Power Deregulation in VT?

November 13, 2013

Vermont is considering deregulating electricity. The chairman of the House’s top energy committee, Rep. Tony Klein (an East Montpelier Democrat), thinks it may be time to deregulate the utility market to allow the state’s largest consumers to negotiate electricity pricing with suppliers. He presented a proposal for a program on Tuesday at the Capitol Plaza […]

EarlyBird Power Talks to NPR about NE’s Dependence on Gas and Rising Winter Electric Rates

November 11, 2013

Shaun Pandit, CEO/Director of EarlyBird Power, spoke with Fred Bever of 90.9 WBUR about the causes behind the rising Boston- and New England-area electricity prices this winter. An article published November 8 highlighted the reasons for increasing winter electric rates with excerpts from National Grid and ISO New England personnel in addition to Pandit. Electricity […]