Energy Market Update: June 5, 2017

Posted June 5, 2017 | By Tim Bigler


What are the latest developments in the PJM region? 

In this week's Energy Market Update, Tim Bigler — Direct Energy Business Energy Strategist — overviews recent changes to PJM's generation mix and the results for the region's 2020/2021 Base Residual Auction (BRA). 

Watch the video below to learn more. 

PJM Capacity Changes

Beginning this month, approximately 4,800 megawatts (MW) of new generation will come online in the form of new natural gas-fired combined-cycle generation. The new units will likely increase natural gas demand for power generation and serve as price support. 

Related Articles:

PJM 2020/2021 Capacity Auction 

PJM recently completed its capacity auction for the 2020/2021 time period. Resource Clearing Prices (RCPs) increased year-over-year in several constrained areas. Watch the video for further analysis. 

On June 14, Direct Energy Business will overview the summer energy outlook in our next Energy Market Update webinar. 

Register for the Webinar

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

Summer Energy Outlook

summer energy outlook

Be ready for warmer weather. See what weather is trending for summer months and find out how this might impact energy prices

On-Demand Webinar Access

Cheap Electricity But High Bills?


Wholesale power prices have dropped between 25-40% of the past 5 years. But the average price consumers pay for electricity has increased by 8% over the same time. Download this free report to learn why.

Get Your Copy Now

Set your ZIP code and utility

Enter a valid ZIP code
Unfortunately, we don't currently service this area. Please try another ZIP code.

Loading please wait...

Don't see your utility?

We currently only provide service to the listed utilities. For question, please contact 1-888-925-9115.