Posts tagged New England
What is going on with natural gas in New England?

There is a paradigm shift that started last winter. We experienced an average winter with cold temperatures, but absent was the typical spike in natural gas prices. As we all know, our region braces for higher rates when it becomes cold because of the pipeline constraints during high demand for heat and power generation. There was no rate spike last winter! It was liquefied natural gas (LNG) to the rescue, and it appears that this trend will continue. So, what is the strategy for budget certainty with third-party natural gas supply going forward?

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The more things change, the more they stay the same

I had the pleasure to attend a presentation held by The New England Business Council that featured Gordon Van Welie, President and CEO of the ISO New England. ISO-NE is the organization that ensures that we always have electricity in New England. The keynote addressed how the energy landscape is shifting from stored fuels, such as coal, oil and nuclear, to ‘just-in-time’ fuels like natural gas and resources that are weather-dependent such as wind and solar.

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