Ohio coal power plant to close

Posted July 15, 2013 | By Teresa Ringenbach

(Blog post derived from The Columbus Dispatch) “There was big energy news this week that American Electric Power (AEP) plans to close a coal-fired power plant near Beverly, Ohio, that had been slated for conversion to run on natural gas. The Columbus-based utility said yesterday that Muskingum River Unit 5, with a capacity of 585 MWs, will stop operating in 2015. The company is taking that action at a time when wholesale electricity prices remain low, and Ohio’s power demand has been close to flat.”


Weekly Energy Market Update July 15, 2013

Posted July 15, 2013 | By Chris Dubay

Please visit the Direct Energy Business online customer education center, Energy Insights, to view the Weekly Energy Market Update video for July 15, 2013. 

The following is a summary of last week’s market activity and the market outlook:


Direct Energy showcases Ohio small business customer videos

Posted July 13, 2013 | By Andrea Romo

Direct Energy is happy to introduce new videos featuring two small business customers from Cincinnati, Ohio – Aloha Tanning Plus and A Dog’s Life Daycare. The videos are a great asset in support of why electric choice in Ohio is so important and showcases how Direct Energy is Making Businesses Better.


Our Energy Market Intelligence Team: Get to know Randy Burns

Posted July 11, 2013 | By Andrea Romo

Direct Energy Business wants to take a quick moment to introduce the newest Market Intelligence Team member, Randy Burns.

Randy graduated from Pennsylvania State University with degrees in Finance and Economics. After graduation, he launched his career at Griffon Energy Capital, LLC, a hedge fund located in Austin, Texas, where he worked as a trading assistant on the Natural Gas and Power Desks. Randy moved back to his hometown of Pittsburgh in January 2009 to work as a consultant for Co-eXprise, a firm focused on procurement solutions. He utilized his wholesale market experience to specialize in the procurement of electricity for large commercial and industrial users.


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