Decreasing Capacity Obligations Next Week May Result in Savings

July 12, 2013

The east coast is forecasted to have sustained hot weather throughout next week (July 15-19). Hot weather means there is a likelihood that we see a year-to-date system peak in ISO-NE, NYISO, and PJM. If you are able, curtailing or reducing your electricity loads during the afternoon next week may decrease your capacity obligations, which […]

Natural Gas Drops Sharply Since Beginning of May

July 2, 2013

Over the past couple of months, natural gas futures contracts have dropped as low as $3.53 on June 28 after reaching a one-year high of $4.53 on May 1. There is support at $3.40. Below is a price chart of the August future contract over the past twelve months:  

EarlyBird Power from Largest Private Solar Deal in MA

June 13, 2013

EarlyBird has coordinated with Southern Sky Renewable Energy on the largest private solar deal in Massachusetts. Here is a photo from the Carver site this morning:

MA DOER Addresses Exceedance of 400 MW Solar Carve Out and SRECs

June 11, 2013

On Friday, June 7, the Massachusetts DOER held a meeting to discuss the finalization of the current SREC program in addition to the implementation of the next program. The meeting was crucial in addressing the ramifications of the unexpected announcement it made on Wednesday, May 29, saying that the current SREC program had reached its […]

NSTAR Releases New Basic Service Rates for July 1

June 4, 2013

Fixed basic service, July through December (in $/kWh): Residential: 0.07506 Commercial Street Lighting: 0.07426 Industrial (NEMA): 0.07239 (through September) Industrial (SEMA): 0.07042 (through September) Monthly basic service (in $/kWh): Residential July: 0.07542 August: 0.07353 September: 0.07057 October: 0.07087 November: 0.07342 December: 0.08489 Commercial, Street Lighting  July: 0.07575 August: 0.07438 September: 0.06847 October: 0.06815 November: 0.07189 December: […]

Natural Gas Expected to Undergo a Summer Surge

June 3, 2013

In the Northeast this summer natural gas prices are expected to rise due to increase demand. Some experts are saying natural gas in the Northeast may average $5-$5.50 per million British thermal units (MMBtu) or even in the $7-$8 per MMBtu range. Natural gas prices at Algonquin City Gates, the pipeline system that delivers gas […]

PJM Reports a Record Amount of New Generation

May 29, 2013

On Friday, PJM, the regional transmission organization (RTO) that coordinates the wholesale power market for 13 states (all or parts of Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, North Carolina, and Tennessee, all of which EarlyBird Power is licensed in), reported the results of its annual […]

Cuomo Proposes PSEG Takeover for LIPA

May 28, 2013

Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York wants Public Service Electric & Gas Co. of New Jersey to take over for the Long Island Power Authority. “LIPA is broken. And LIPA has to go away,” Gov. Cuomo asserted in the wake of the well-known failures of the utility company in response to Hurricane Sandy. LIPA was […]

New Energy Efficiency Savings Protocols Published

May 16, 2013

The Energy Department reported on Wednesday that it has published a new series of protocols for determining the savings that result from upgrades in energy efficiency in homes, commercial buildings, and industrial facilities in the hopes that the new methods will improve credibility and clearly outline the advantages of energy efficiency programs that give families […]

Boston Passes Energy Monitoring Law

May 9, 2013

Large cities like New York have laws set in place that require property owners to monitor energy and water usage. Boston has now joined the ranks of those cities by passing an ordinance that will require large commercial and residential building owners in the city to report their annual energy and water usage in the […]