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  

Renewables Poised to Outstrip Coal Generation in 2020 as COVID-19 Accelerates Transition: EIA

June 1, 2020

According to the latest short-term energy outlook from the U.S. Energy Information Administration, Renewables generation is set to outpace coal generation in 2020, with Covid-19 accelerating that transition.   Read more here: https://www.utilitydive.com/news/renewables-will-outstrip-coal

Three Scenarios that Could Push Oil Back above $30

May 18, 2020

There are three possible scenarios that could send oil prices back above $30.   Read the article here:   https://oilprice.com/Energy/Energy-General/Three-Scenarios-That-Could-Push-Oil-Back-Above-30.html  

New Texas Retail Market Entrant Launches Charitable Energy Plans & Discounts For Essential Workers

May 11, 2020

A new entrant into the Texas retail market, announced a partnership with a statewide nonprofit, to support the economic recovery of Texas communities affected by COVID-19, through an affinity retail electric plan.   Read more here:   http://www.energychoicematters.com/stories/2

A New Era Is Beginning for the Grid Edge. Is the Utility Industry Ready?

A New Era Is Beginning for the Grid Edge. Is the Utility Industry Ready? Read the article here: https://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/will-the-2020s-define-the-next-phase-of-the-grid-edge