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In-depth analysis on the most significant developments in the energy space.
Saturday Nov 16, 2019   
A battery can sell three types of products: resource adequacy (RA), ancillary services , and energy. RA revenue is a function of the capacity market rules (e.g., size of battery and duration), and is generally procured on a monthly or annual basis. As such, RA value is not directly impacted by short term energy and ancillary prices or dispatch. Ancillary services, especially regulating reserves, are currently profitable, but the market for them is very small compared to the size of the energy market. In the CAISO, for example, the current regulating reserve market is about 300 MW of “reg up” and 300 MW of “reg down.” Historically, the regulating reserve market was served by flexible hydro and natural gas. » learn more
Saturday Oct 12, 2019   
This past January, ERCOT implemented the first part of scarcity price policy revisions from the Public Utility Commission of Texas. These changes, affecting the Operating Reserve Demand Curve adder (ORDC), were set to take place in two phases: at the beginning of 2019 and 2020. This past April, EGPS discussed the proposed first change and how it might affect ERCOT pricing. Now, at the end of the summer, it’s time to look ahead at the upcoming second change. This article presents an analysis where the frequency and level of ORDC adders is calculated using defined adjustments. We compute expected adjustments based on the known change to the ORDC adder coming March 2020 (Phase 2 adder) as well as some expected change to the net resource mix..... » learn more
Friday Oct 4, 2019   
The ‘Sumas Story’ started years ago when cold winter days in the Pacific Northwest had to compete with Northeast winter demand as AECO was the marginal molecule. This created a lively market that saw both Sumas and AGT cash gas prices shoot through the moon. As the grid was going through its evolution of pipeline expansions (REX) and on-shore production, the leverage of AECO diminished to a point that Sumas went to the wayside while AGT was still privy to the winter price spikes. Almost a year ago to the day of writing this report, the Pacific Northwest got a jolt (no pun intended) as the 36 inch Enbridge pipeline near Shelley, BC exploded with a ball of fire that was seen for miles...... » learn more
Thursday May 16, 2019   
EnergyGPS slides from the "Third Annual Northwest Wholesale Power Markets: Transition in Progress" conference by Newsdata LLC and CJB Energy. We explore the power demand, supply, and price conditions in the Pacific Northwest and California markets. » learn more
  
When it comes to Carbon Markets in the region, the Washington State had an initiative on the ballot a couple of years ago that had some traction but did not get over 50% allocated yes votes it needed to pass. Since that time, the groups that support a Carbon Market in the Pacific Northwest, specifically Washington, have put together another proposal that is known as Initiative 1631 and it is on the upcoming ballet on November 6th , 2018. » learn more
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Tuesday May 26, 2020   
The past week 10 days has seen the Pacific Northwest hit is peak hydro flows on the system, which led to hydro generation numbers that averaged over 18.0 GW across the heavy load period.  We detailed how system operators managed the supply/demand balance in the following article, 'Water ... » read more
Friday May 22, 2020   
The phrase "sucking wind" comes to mind when I take a look at recent ERCOT wind-weighted pricing. By this I mean the Urban Dictionary's third definition which is "In business, to perform poorly." Energy GPS has advised on a lot of wind deals in Texas -- we've represented sellers, buyers, capital ... » read more
Thursday May 21, 2020   
Growing up as a child in Western Wisconsin, the memories in the spring were tied to the snow melting and the local river tributaries rising to where the water actually starting flowing over the bridge out of town.  When this occurred, it was time to grab a group of friends and head to the ... » read more
Wednesday May 20, 2020   
The bilateral price signal at the Midc for today is representative of the old days when Mother Nature would provide enough water in spring where the need for coal and natural gas-fired generation would not be needed across the entire 24 hour period.  When this occurs, both the heavy and light ... » read more
Tuesday May 19, 2020   
Spring is not the typical time of year when we expect to have extreme heat rate moves in the Northeast power markets. That situation is usually reserved for the West with the large hydropower swings and early heat events. But this year due to a number of circumstances there have been some very ... » read more
Monday May 18, 2020   
The ground rules have been set for some time and now that we are moving into the back half of May 2020, the battle between the key supply/demand components will be playing out in the cash market.  The components are production on the supply side and power burns, rescom and LNG on the demand ... » read more
Friday May 15, 2020   
Historically, Western Canadian oil and gas production dips in the late spring as a result of annual ‘breakup’, it typically rebounds when roads re-open.  This year, however, a rebound is less certain due to the timing of the collapse of global energy prices. ‘Breakup’ ... » read more
Thursday May 14, 2020   
The market is full of jitters and unknowns as the crude market has been hit the hardest which means the associated natural gas tied to the Bakken, Permian and other regions across North America continue to see their production numbers shift lower.  This past week started out with the daily ... » read more
Wednesday May 13, 2020   
The Pacific Northwest is delivering plenty of generation on the power side as the wind and hydro generation is adding up to a level that warrants single digit heavy load average settles in the bilateral market.  When this happens, the molecules for power plants need to find a different home ... » read more
Tuesday May 12, 2020   
At the beginning of this winter there was concern that the Alberta storage complex would not have enough volume to cover the provinces demand needs in the event of a cold winter. The inventory was entering the withdrawal season with only 263 BCF in the ground which was near a modern day low. The ... » read more
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 Monthly | Trick or Treating in the Weeds Purchase  
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 Report | ERCOT's Push and Pull Purchase  
 Article | The Constraint of the Day Purchase  
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 Monthly | Regional Sandboxes Purchase  
 Report | The Sumas Story Purchase  
 Article | Headed for retirement...CAISO Purchase  
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 Article | SoCal Gas Summer Fundamentals Purchase  
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 Monthly | Renewed Interest in the Renewa... Purchase  
 Article | Champion of the Energy Sector Purchase  
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 Monthly | Flowers in May? Purchase  
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 Article | The Hydro Bed Purchase  
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 Report | Ruby or Not Ruby? Purchase  
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 Monthly | Whacky Weather and Wind Purchase  
 Article | Timing Is Everything Purchase  
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 Monthly | The Battle Royale Purchase  
 Article | Coal Retirements and Natural G... Purchase  
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 Article | The West Playground Purchase  
 Monthly | Hunting for Red October  
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 Article | Two Discussion Points Around S... Purchase  
 Article | US Open Heat Event Purchase  
 Monthly | Two out of Three Completed Purchase  
 Article | Now there are Two!!! Purchase  
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 Article | The Dog Days of Summer Purchase  
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