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Top 5 Energy Management Today articles from May

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As the beginning of another month arrives, we’d like to take a moment to recap some of May's most popular articles on Energy Management Today.  The topics range from information about capacity and why you should care, to the California natural gas market. Click the links below to read each of our top five May blog posts.

5. What is the Role of a Utility Vs. Retail Energy Provider - For a long time, only one company provided all aspects of energy services to our homes and businesses – the electric utility company. But in more recent years, some places have developed competitive markets for electric services, providing the opportunity for retail electric providers to compete with each other over the price of electricity to power your home or business.

4. Legislation to Expand Retail Electricity Choice Advances in CaliforniaOn April 21, legislation (Senate Bill 286) that would expand electricity retail choice for commercial and industrial customers in California unanimously passed the California Senate Energy, Utilities and Communications Committee (Senate Committee).

3. Hess Energy Marketing is Direct Energy Business! - As you have likely heard, on November 1, 2013, Direct Energy Business acquired Hess Energy Marketing from Hess Corporation. Since then, we have been working quickly and diligently to integrate the two energy suppliers.

2. Two Critical Components of a Natural Gas Offer in California - There are two critical components of a natural gas offer than can vary from supplier to supplier in California: transportation and swing tolerance. Learn more.

1. What is Capacity and Why Should I Care? - Capacity is the physical ability of generating plants to produce the energy that is delivered to businesses and homes. If businesses and homes consume more energy than the generating plants are capable of producing, then it degrades the electrical reliability of that region.

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Posted: June 02, 2015