Risk Dashboard Could Help the Power Grid Manage Renewables

August 3, 2020

An ARPA-E project uses data modeling to help power grid operators deal with the winds of change.   Read the article here:   https://spectrum.ieee.org/energywise/energy/the-smarter-grid/risk-dashboard-could-help-the-power-grid-manage-renewables  

RESA’s Survey of Americans Finds 74% of Consumers Want to Select Their Own Energy Supplier

July 27, 2020

The Retail Energy Supply  Association (RESA), the nation’s leading trade association representing competitive retail energy suppliers, found 74% of consumers want to select their own energy supplier. Read more here: https://www.resausa.org/news-events/resa’s-survey-

OPEC’s No.2 Is Planning To Develop Huge Gas Reserves

July 23, 2020

Iraq is moving ahead with plans to develop its associated and non-associated gas resources in the next two to three years. Read more here: https://oilprice.com/Energy/Energy-General/OPECs-No2-Is-Planning-To-Develop-Huge-Gas-Reserves.html#:~:text=Iraq%20is%20finally%20looking%20to,for%20e

Time To Overweight Renewable Energy

July 17, 2020

According to some analysts, global oil demand may never fully recover to pre-coronavirus levels, which makes alternative and renewable energy producers more desirable from a long-term investment point of view.   Read more here:   https://www.forbes.com/sites/greatspeculations/2

5 Major Trends Driving the $80B US Distributed Energy Resources Market Through 2025

July 13, 2020

A new Wood Mackenzie forecast describes the emerging U.S. markets for distributed solar, batteries, flexible loads and electric vehicles as grid assets.   Read more here:   https://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/5-takeaways-on-the-future-of-the-u.s-distributed-energy-reso

U.S. electricity consumption this summer is expected to be lowest since 2009. The pandemic may not be the end of this trend.

July 6, 2020

The nationwide lockdown created significant shifts in electricity consumption and these shifts are expected to continue through the summer.   Read more here:   https://energycentral.com/c/em/us-electricity-consumption-summer-expected-be-lowest-2009-pandemic-may-not-be-end?utm_m

Natural Gas Prices Could Double Next Year

June 29, 2020

Read the Article: Natural Gas Prices Could Double Next Year   https://www.rigzone.com/news/natural_gas_prices_could_double_next_year-15-may-2020-162100-article/  

Key Indicators On The Oil Price Path ‘After’ Covid-19

June 15, 2020

In the next twelve to twenty-four months, the dominant factor in the oil market will be the progress of the pandemic.  Read more here: https://www.forbes.com/sites/michaellynch/2020/05/12/indicators-of-the-oil-price-path/#518f2f006e87

Energy optimization: Shaping — and increasing — electricity use to reduce emissions

June 8, 2020

With the electric grid getting cleaner, achieving the traditional goals of energy efficiency requires new approaches.   Read more here:   https://www.utilitydive.com/news/energy-optimization-shaping-and-increasing-electricity-use-to-reduce-e/577702/  

ERCOT Summer 2020 Reserve Margin Higher On Revised, COVID-Impacted Load Forecast, ERCOT Says Energy Alerts Still Possible

June 4, 2020

An interesting article regarding ERCOT's final Seasonal Assessment of Resource Adequacy for this summer and an updated Capacity, Demand and Reserves Report.   Read it here:   http://www.energychoicematters.com/stories/20200513a.html