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Energy Market Update: April 5, 2017

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What could PJM's changing resource mix mean for electricity prices? 

In this week's Energy Market Update, Tim Bigler — Direct Energy Business Energy Strategist — discusses the potential impact of increased natural gas-fired generation in the nation's largest electricity region. 

Watch the video below to learn more. 

PJM Electricity Region

Natural gas-fired generation is rapidly growing in the PJM region. A recent PJM report also found that portfolios composed of up to 86 percent natural gas-fired resources maintained operational reliability. 

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However, more natural gas does not necessarily equate lower electricity prices in the region. If coal prices continue to rise while composing 14 percent (or more) of the generation mix, that could potentially lead to an increase of electricity prices in PJM. 

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Tim Bigler, Senior Market Strategist at Direct Energy Business, is a 30+ year veteran of the U.S. natural gas, electric, and oil market.

Posted: April 05, 2017