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Lowering Your Energy Costs with 4CP

Incite Energy Feb 23, 2017 7:35:00 AM

With summer right around the corner, it's time to start planning your energy strategy. During summer, there four coincidental peaks (4CP) that determine how much you pay in transmission costs on your energy bills in the following year. 


During the late afternoon, temperatures are at their highest (if it's not raining). Businesses and offices are still open and a lot people are just getting home, so the number of places using air conditioning goes up. This is when supply and demand really kicks in. As demand goes up and supply goes down, the delivery prices of electricity can skyrocket.

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How to Use the Energy Markets to Save and Earn Cash

Tyler Bailey Nov 15, 2016 7:39:00 AM

If you're planning your company's budget for next year, know that getting smart about your energy use can save AND earn you money. 


Unraveling your energy choices may seem like a daunting task, but it's well worth the effort. Learning to navigate the marketplace can help you seize new opportunities to save cash and generate revenue.

Not sure where to begin? Check out the energy strategies we've shared below to start boosting your 2017 budget. 

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Demand Response Just Got Even Better

Jim Kordoban Feb 16, 2016 12:05:27 PM

Energy managers often hesitate to enroll their company in a demand response (DR) program for two popular reasons:

  1.  They feel that they don't know enough about DR or how to manage it within their company
  2.  They don't know if they'll save enough money to warrant the effort.

I have only one response to these concerns: Can you really afford not to enroll in one?

Demand response has been around for quite some time, and early adopters have been reaping the rewards for years. Given the recent Supreme Court ruling on FERC 745, demand response growth is "expected to result in faster growth in demand response in the wholesale electricity markets that cover about 60% of U.S. power supply" according to the EIA.

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Winter is coming... but nothing cool is happening.

JB Sowyrda Dec 3, 2015 2:05:40 PM

Working natural gas storage fell below expectations to 3,956 Bcf, a net 53 Bcf decrease as compared to the previous week.

Gas storage surplus is now at 15.9% as compared to the same period last year and still remains above the five-year average (3,709 Bcf).

So what is the situation with natural gas right now?

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