In these pages we, try to keep up to date with changes in the energy markets and their potential impact on prices and customers’ total energy spend. One area that has been growing is energy battery storage, and we would like to do a quick examination of that market, its potential impact on prices, and its longer-term viability. (more…)
June 2019 saw a real breakdown in ComEd and Ameren electricity prices across the board. While electricity prices have been subdued for the last few months, there was an acceleration lower during June 2019. The largest driver of lower prices has been the very low level of spot prices observed the last 3 months.
With a third of calendar year 2019 now completed, here is a quick review of the energy markets in the Midwest YTD and some thoughts on future price movement. The natural gas and the electricity markets in Illinois can be characterized as boring as markets really have not moved much since December 31, 2018. (more…)
As is customary, each December report we review the price movements for the past year and then offer some insight into possible price movements for the coming year. While most of 2018 could be characterized as non-volatile, it was bookended by volatility in January and November and December. (more…)
Over the last few years, we have observed generally low electricity and natural gas prices in the country, even more so in the Illinois market. This year, we have seen some price advances in other regions of the country, and while they have not hit the Illinois market yet, we would like to educate our readers on some of the different procurement products that help combat volatility. (more…)
With two-thirds of calendar year 2018 now completed, here is a quick review of the energy markets in the Midwest. The markets continue to be marked by a lack of volatility, but there are always changes occurring. We will attempt to highlight these changes and make some forecasts for the last third of the year. (more…)