Energy Solutions - Research, Trading and Management  Call Us | Contact Us Client Login
 
Home Image
Home Image
Home Image
Home Image
Home Image
ENERGYGPS is a leading energy analysis and consulting firm.

We do energy analysis, and we do it really well.

Energy industry professionals (traders, project developers, utilities, private equity firms, information managers, policy professionals and non-profits) use our analysis to help them make the most informed decisions they can. Explore our product offerings, consulting services, or learn more about Energy GPS.

Stay In Touch
Subscribe to our newsletter. Stay updated on commodity market trends, and special announcements.
Featured Articles
Tuesday Jul 21, 2015   
In a previous newsletter we called attention to the increased SP 15 HRs for the summer or 2015 compared to last year. The analysis identified weak imports as a primary driver of the strong clears.  To recap: Figure 1 breaks down heavy load average load by 2,000 MW bins (x-axis) and plots out the overall SP15 heat rates (y-axis).  The individual data points and trend-lines are color coordinated by year. With the blue line (2015) well above the orange line (2014) at all load levels, we can see there has been a fundamental increase in SP heat rates for ... » read more
Monday Jul 20, 2015   
 Nuclear Power Plants run on a relatively predictable refueling cycle with every unit required to refuel between every 18 and 24 months.  These refueling cycles typical fall during the spring or the fall, also known as outage season. Since the unit must come completely offline for an extended period of time, operators schedule refueling cycles during weak power demand months to limit revenue loss.  However all those outages add up and can have a significant effect on the supply stack.  Typically natural gas generation ramps ... » read more
Friday Jul 17, 2015   
After some cool temperatures and even some rain, Portland prepares for another heat wave with highs possibly hitting triple digits over the weekend.  The majority of the heat is expected along the Cascades as the inland cities are looking at highs in the upper 80's/low 90's.  The warmer weather will be short lived as the local forecasters are calling for the highs to drop back down into the upper 70's/low 80's in both Portland and Seattle by Tuesday. Figure 1 | Portland Temperatures - Actual/Forecast Once this heat spell passes we will be within ... » read more
Thursday Jul 16, 2015   
SP15 heat rates for the HL average are up a full point for June and July compared to last year as the former averaged around a 10 heat rate and the later so far is sitting around an 11.0. Prior to these two months, the January through May HRs saw little variance in the heat rates as 2015 was up by 0.06 of a point across the months. So what has changed you ask?  Two things come to mind, the first being loads tend to increase as we get closer to summer.  This year saw an above average June when it came to loads while July has been off and on depending on the ... » read more
Wednesday Jul 15, 2015   
Towards the end of last week, we reported (in an EnergyGPS Natural Gas Flash Report) that there was an issue with the NOVA Clearwater compressor.  Such an issue was going to have an impact on the flow of gas out of Canada and into the Western part of the country starting on the 13th and lasting as long as it takes to diagnose the issue and get it resolved.  This led to the gas markets jumping up quite a bit over the past two days as cash SoCal border has shifted up to $3.055, which puts it $0.10 over Henry Hub cash.   Figure 1 | SoCal Border/Henry Hub ... » read more
Tuesday Jul 14, 2015   
Nymex gas enjoyed run yesterday with prompt month trading up nearly 10 Cents on the day (going from $2.766 to $2.866). So what caused such a jump as we head into the middle portion of July?  From the supply side, production is down about 1 BCF compared to last week.  On the demand side, power burns continue to be strong given the load profiles across the East and Texas are increasing in the short term.  From a weather perspective, the forecasts are showing an increase in the CDD's for the 1-15 day weather runs, especially in the East region. » read more
Monday Jul 13, 2015   
As cool temperatures move across the West we were offered a short reprieve from strong power prices as the system settles back into a “typical” range with Mid C clearing below the CAISO markets for the weekend.  Prior to this, the Pacific Northwest (PNW) struggled to balance the system therefore priced itself over the rest of the West.  There were a couple of times Midc traded to levels well above SP15/NP15 that MW were exported out of the state of CA and into the PNW.  Below are the average temperatures in Portland compared to the ... » read more
Friday Jul 10, 2015   
With the weather in California plummeting all week m(13,000 MW off the high of last week) and the PNW finally cooling off today, the power demand across the entire West continues to shift down to levels not seen since the middle part of May. Figure 1 | CAISO Peak Demand - Forecast vs Actual The Pacific Northwest's supply demand shift (due to less load and higher wind output) actually pushed the bilateral Midc heavy load index $5.16 with SP15 coming in at $32.00 even while Midc settled $26.84.  Using Malin, this was still a 10.78 implied heat rate.  Down in ... » read more
Thursday Jul 9, 2015   
Our Loyal readers will recall a recent newsletter discussing the current trend with power burns and expectations for the rest of the year.  To recap: Power burns have been remarkably strong for 2015 when compared to the past two years.  The increase started in early February and continued through May.  June values were particularly strong with the month averaging 29 BCF a day, up nearly 5 BCF from 2014 and 2013.  Figure 1 | US Nat. Gas Power Burns – 7 Day Average From a weather standpoint, the month of June saw waves of weather ... » read more
Wednesday Jul 8, 2015   
Coming off a Pacific Northwest (PNW) winter that gave us hints of a high ridge system locking into the region, the river system had its ups and downs as the lower elevation snowpack saw its first melt in February and never really replenished itself heading into Q2.  The higher elevation snowpack looked to be pretty healthy, which was going to be counted on to help refill Grand Coulee dam (GCL) after the drum gate work was completed by mid-March.  This plan was coming together as system operators were refilling GCL at a clip of 1.5 ft/day with the help of the ... » read more
View more [ 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12  13  14  15  16  17  18  19  20  21  22  23  24  25  26  27  28  29  30  31  32  33  34  35  36  37  38  39  40  41  42  43  44  45  46  47  48  49  50  51  52  53  54  55  56  57  58  59  60  61  62  63  64  65  66  67  68  69  70 ]
Product Publications and Alerts
 
Recent Reports RSS Icon
 SPP DA LMP Prices 2018-02-22  1:04 PM 
 CAISO DA Hourly LMP Histogram ...  12:54 PM 
 CAISO LMP Prices with SP 2018-...  12:54 PM 
 CAISO SPTIE LMP 2018-02-22  12:54 PM 
 CAISO DA Market Summary 2018-0...  12:50 PM 
 CAISO LMP Compare 2/22 SP: 74....  12:50 PM 
 CAISO SCE vs Wind 2018-02-22  12:50 PM 
 CAISO Transmission Market 2018...  12:50 PM 
 eFlash: CAISO LMP 2018-02-22  12:50 PM 
 CAISO Transmission Flow Table ...  12:50 PM 
 CAISO Supply Demand 2018-02-22  12:50 PM 
 CAISO Shadow and Anc Prices 20...  12:47 PM 
 CAISO LMP model is running: 20...  12:41 PM 
 Snow Water Maps 2018-02-21  12:11 PM 
 MISO DA LMP Prices 2018-02-22  12:07 PM 
 East DA LMP Prices 2018-02-22  12:07 PM 
 PJM Shadow and Anc Prices 2018...  12:05 PM 
 PGAE Path Capacities - 2018-02-21  11:53 AM 
 ERCOT DA LMP Prices 2018-02-22  11:03 AM 
 Web page alert: USACE_FLOOD_CT...  10:30 AM 
 PNW Side Flow Forecast 2018-03-03  10:21 AM 
 Web page alert: CA_ARB_CAPTRAD...  10:15 AM 
 PJM DA LMP Prices 2018-02-22  10:10 AM 
 CAISO Renewables Curtailment 2...  9:40 AM 
 NYISO Shadow and Anc Prices 20...  9:18 AM 
 ISONE DA LMP Prices 2018-02-22  9:15 AM 
 CAISO Load Charts 2018-02-28  9:01 AM 
 eFlash: CAISO Load Forecast Up...  9:01 AM 
 North America Coal Burns - 201...  8:39 AM 
 EGPS PNW (Non-BPA) Wind MW For...  8:19 AM 
 Web page alert: USACE_TMT_MEET...  8:15 AM 
 NRC Event Notification Reports...  8:15 AM 
 NG California Supply/Demand Ta...  8:09 AM 
 California Hydro | Daily Flow ...  7:15 AM 
 BC Snow Water Dashboard 2018-0...  7:03 AM 
 EGPS BPA Wind MW Forecast 2018...  7:01 AM 
 eFlash: PJM Load Forecast Upda...  7:00 AM 
 PJM Load Charts 2018-02-27  7:00 AM 
 eReport: NG Daily Report - Sou...  6:45 AM 
 NYISO DA LMP Prices 2018-02-22  6:38 AM 
 eReport: PJM Morning Report - ...  6:23 AM 
 eReport: NG Daily Report - Wes...  6:14 AM 
 eFlash: WECC NRC Nuclear Chang...  6:08 AM 
 NRC Nuclear Change for 2018-02-21  6:08 AM 
 NRC Nuclear Daily Capacity 201...  6:08 AM 
 NRC Nuclear Daily Outages 2018...  6:08 AM 
 NRC Nuclear Plant Summary for ...  6:08 AM 
 ISONE Morning Report - 2018-02-21  5:48 AM 
 NG Canadian Supply/Demand Tabl...  5:35 AM 
 NG New England - 2018-02-21  5:30 AM 
 NG Rockies - 2018-02-21  5:29 AM 
 NG DSW - 2018-02-21  5:28 AM 
 NG Midwest Central - 2018-02-21  5:26 AM 
 NG Midcont - 2018-02-21  5:25 AM 
 NG Midwest West - 2018-02-21  5:24 AM 
 CAISO Renewables 2018-02-22  5:22 AM 
 CAISO SCE vs Wind 2018-02-22  5:22 AM 
 PNW Renewables Curtailment 201...  5:16 AM 
 eReport: NG Daily Report - Nor...  5:15 AM 
 eReport: ERCOT Morning Report ...  5:11 AM 
 Newsletter | Triple C  5:01 AM 
 HDD/CDD Weather Table - 2018-0...  5:00 AM 
 NG Rockies Imports/Exports - 2...  5:00 AM 
 NG Canadian Imports - 2018-02-21  5:00 AM 
 NG Marcellus/Utica Production ...  5:00 AM 
 eDash: Gas Burn CA - 2018-02-21  5:00 AM 
 eDash: Gas Burn DSW - 2018-02-21  5:00 AM 
 eDash: Gas Burn PJM - 2018-02-21  5:00 AM 
 eDash: Gas Burn PNW - 2018-02-21  5:00 AM 
 eReport: NYISO Daily Report - ...  4:48 AM 
 eReport: NG Daily Report - Nor...  4:47 AM 
 eReport: PNW Morning Report - ...  4:47 AM 
 eReport: CAISO Morning Report ...  4:47 AM 
 Pacific NW S&D summary - 2018-...  4:45 AM 
 NG Chehalis Compressor - 2018-...  4:41 AM 
 EGPS Short Term Hydro Forecast...  4:31 AM 
 NG Mexican Exports - 2018-02-21  4:22 AM 
 eDash: PNW Daily Dashboard - ...  4:16 AM 
 WECC Load Table 2018-02-28  4:12 AM 
 eDash: PNW Hydro Elevations 20...  4:11 AM 
 ERCOT Daily Summary - 2018-02-21  4:10 AM 
 NG California Demand Breakout ...  4:10 AM 
 EGPS CAISO Wind MW Forecast 20...  4:06 AM 
 AESO DA LMP Prices 2018-02-20  4:03 AM 
 eFlash: NYISO Load Forecast Up...  4:01 AM 
 NYISO Load Charts 2018-02-27  4:01 AM 
 NG Pwr Burn West - Pipeline 20...  4:01 AM 
 NG Pwr Burn West 2018-02-21  4:01 AM 
 EGPS Hydro Forecast for WY2018...  3:54 AM 
 PNW Daily Generation Charts 20...  3:54 AM