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Electricity Sales Fall Below 2007 Levels, Big Rate Hikes coming

Electricity Sales Fall Below 2007 Levels, Big Rate Hikes coming Total electricity sales in 2015 fell below 2007 levels. The flattening of total electricity sales reflects an inability of the electric utility industry to continue its march to electrify the economy, despite an ever growing suite of technologies from electric cars to heat pumps that … Continue reading Electricity Sales Fall Below 2007 Levels, Big Rate Hikes coming

As Conservation Cuts Electricity Use, Utilities Turn to Fees

As Conservation Cuts Electricity Use, Utilities Turn to Fees Double-digit percentage increases for distribution, maintenance anger power consumers Electric utilities across the country are trying to change the way they charge customers, shifting more of their fixed costs to monthly fees, raising the hackles of consumer watchdogs and conservation advocates. Traditionally, charges for generating, transporting … Continue reading As Conservation Cuts Electricity Use, Utilities Turn to Fees

PJM Stakeholders Weigh 4 Options on Offer Cap; No Agreement in Sight

September 14, 2015 By Suzanne Herel VALLEY FORGE, Pa. — Members debated four potential changes to the $1,000/MWh energy offer cap last week at a specially called meeting of the Markets and Reliability Committee, failing to agree on any one — or even which should be the main and alternate proposals. Read the full article … Continue reading PJM Stakeholders Weigh 4 Options on Offer Cap; No Agreement in Sight

Utilities: Power prices drop, but cause of price spike remains

By TOM RELIHAN Recorder Staff Thursday, July 23, 2015 (Published in print: Friday, July 24, 2015) GREENFIELD — After a winter that saw major increases in electric bills across the region, rates have dropped back to more normal warm-weather levels. While those big fluctuations showed up in monthly electric bills, retailers like Eversource Energy — … Continue reading Utilities: Power prices drop, but cause of price spike remains

#Mid-Atlantic Spot Power Rises After Transmission Lines Trip

Mid-Atlantic Spot Power Rises After Transmission Lines Trip Spot wholesale electricity jumped in the mid-Atlantic states after unplanned transmission outages created grid bottlenecks. D.C. Homeland Security officials said an explosion at a power facility in southern Maryland may have caused electricity to surge into Washington, the Washington Post reported, citing unidentified officials. Power was lost … Continue reading #Mid-Atlantic Spot Power Rises After Transmission Lines Trip