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wind farm
Trevor Safko, Analyst, GP Energy Management
October 04, 2018
In this blog series, we’ve already discussed a variety of the costs and risks to account for in a retail pricing model. Here, we focus on how important it is for Retail Energy Providers (REPs) to account for these costs while setting volumetric rates for fixed-rate customers. The effects of an account...
natural gas pipeline construction
Rick Margolin, Senior Analyst, Natural Gas, Esteban Trejo, Analyst - Mexico, Natural Gas
October 04, 2018
On October 3, 2018, we received confirmation that the in-service date for two new Mexican pipelines is delayed. These delays change our forecast for Mexican supply, leading to higher-than-expected LNG imports and lower-than-forecast U.S. pipeline exports to Mexico. In particular, the delay will have a...
wind & solar power generation
Victor Laurent, Product Specialist, European Power
September 26, 2018
During Summer 2018, Germany witnessed another season of increased renewable power generation. German solar output was at 34 terawatt-hours (TWh), up 5 TWh or 17 percent compared to last summer. German wind output, while still below the market’s Summer 2017 average, will surpass it by 1.5 TWh or 4...
MISO Volatility: September Heat Drives Price Blowouts Across the Grid
Todd Hagist, Power Market Analyst II and Jefferson Rhoads, Senior Meteorologist
September 26, 2018
The Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) declared a state of emergency on September 15, 2018, as price spikes rocked the market. Hot temperatures and a series of increasingly large demand underestimates contributed to the event. This bears a striking resemblance to the volatility seen in September...
fall power lines
Josh Garcia, Natural Gas Analyst, Robert Lance, Power Market Analyst
September 24, 2018
Algonquin Gas Transmission Begins Their Biggest Maintenance Event of the Year After frequent rescheduling and downgrading, including a last-minute delay after market close last Friday, September 21, New England’s main natural gas pipeline, Algonquin Gas Transmission (AGT), may finally run their...
Hokkaido Power Outage
Avi Ganesan, Japan Power Market Analyst
September 19, 2018
During the early morning of Thursday, 6 September 2018, the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido experienced a significant, 6.7 magnitude-earthquake at 3:07am (local time). Out of safety concerns, nearby thermal plants shutdown generation, triggering a total blackout across the region. The Genscape...
processing plant
Anne Keller, Product Director, NGLs
September 17, 2018
A major surge in ethane prices is making big news in the natural gas liquids (NGL) world the past few weeks. Ethane prices have awakened from a five-year nap at gas equivalent levels in the Gulf Coast to nearly double in the past three months, going from $.28/gallon in early June to $.5575/gallon on...
Retail Electricity Pricing
Trevor Safko, Analyst, GP Energy Management
September 17, 2018
In the first two articles of our retail electricity pricing blog series, we focused on the basic principles of rate setting for Retail Energy Providers (REPs), EDI partners, and billing providers. In our third edition, it’s important to highlight wholesale cost forecasting and recovery as a central...
Florence Cat 2
Dylan White and Suzanne Danforth, Genscape Oil
September 13, 2018
Gasoline demand reached historic highs September 11 amid the imminent approach of Hurricane Florence to the North and South Carolina coasts and associated evacuation orders. Gasoline demand jumped to over 700,000 barrels per day (bpd) in North Carolina and South Carolina, according to Genscape Supply Side...
England Power Lines
Victor Laurent, Product Specialist, European Power
September 11, 2018
In March 2019, the UK is due to leave the EU, raising a concern for experts who believe that a “hard Brexit” or “no-deal exit” would also mean that they pull out from the Internal Electricity Market (IEM). The IEM allows electricity to be traded and transmitted seamlessly across...

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