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Defining Important Frequently Misunderstood Energy Terms: Part 1

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Posted December 23, 2013 | By Chris Dubay

Buying electricity is complex enough without having to learn a new language. Unfortunately, industry terms and TLAs (three-lettered acronyms) are part of almost every conversation. I thought I would take a crack at explaining a few that are important and frequently misunderstood.

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How to Manage Your Capacity Costs in PJM

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Posted September 27, 2013 | By Randy Burns

Several weeks ago, we posted an article describing how the PJM Capacity Markets affects your overall retail energy price. This is a follow up to that article.

In general, capacity costs make up approximately a quarter of a customer’s total energy spend, which is the second highest contribution after the underlying wholesale energy portion of your electric bill. Unfortunately, consumers are price takers when it comes to capacity prices, meaning they can’t participate in the auctions that set the price for capacity.

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4 Key Things You Should Know About Energy Heat Rates

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Posted April 15, 2013 | By Mike Krygowski

Here are four things you should know about power plant heat rates.

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

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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.

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