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Apr 4 2014

A More Risky Era Begins
With a few important exceptions, prior to this winter, electricity prices were moderate in most regions for a period of several years, with much less price volatility than had been typical historically...

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Oct 15 2013

National | Risks Facing Energy Buyers
In this issue of On the Horizon, we briefly review the performance of the electricity and natural gas markets this summer and lessons learned to-date in 2013. Our main focus, however, is on procurement strategies for meeting future needs...

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Jun 11 2013

National | Need to Protect Against Emerging Price Risks
The past three months have taught an indelible lesson about the potential impact on electricity and natural gas prices of abrupt shifts in weather, erratic nuclear power plant performance and other unexpected events...

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Mar 6 2013

Looking Ahead
Winter often sets the stage for how energy markets evolve for much of the coming year. This year, this conclusion is doubly true...

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Nov 15 2012

National | New Picture Emerging This Winter
The last twelve months have demonstrated powerfully the impact on electricity prices of swings in weather and the impact of explosive growth in shale production...

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Aug 20 2012

National | Market Drivers for Electricity and Natural Gas Permanently Change
The first eight months of this year have seen a permanent shift in the U.S. market, in which prices for electricity and natural gas are driven primarily by coal displacement in every region of the country...

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May 23 2012

National | Sweeping Transformation of U.S. Energy Markets
The past few months we have seen a startling transformation of U.S. energy markets—in which the electricity, natural gas and coal markets have converged, driving prices for all three commodities to multi-year lows...

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Feb 17 2012

National | Quarterly Outlook: A Major Shift in Energy Markets
Much has changed since the last issue of On the Horizons. In December’s column, we discussed in detail the excess supply flowing into the U.S. market, noting that in a normal-weather scenario, and without any change in existing regulations, the market was oversupplied by several Bcf per day – a recipe for a steep further decline in electricity and natural gas prices...

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Nov 30 2011

NYISO | In-City Buyer Side Mitigation rules towards AEII and Bayonne
On Sept. 22, 2011, the NYISO submitted its September 15, 2011, compliance filing in the ICAP Demand Curve Reset Process Docket No. ER11-2224...

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Nov 30 2011

ISO-NE | Northeast Utilities Merger with NSTAR Proves to be a Big Deal in More Ways Than One
The debate over the proposed merger of Northeast Utilities and NSTAR is still going strong, even though it’s been a little more than a year since the two companies filed a petition with the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU) seeking approval to consolidate into a single organization...

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