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Capacity Optimization in PJM

Demand Management

PJM’s Reliability Pricing Model (RPM) is designed to enable PJM to obtain sufficient resources to reliably meet the needs of electric consumers within their footprint. Savvy energy professionals can optimize outcomes in the RPM capacity market to earn incremental revenue or realize savings. This article provides insights on extracting optimal value from PJM’s RPM for …

Why Should Organizations Establish an Energy Efficiency Program Management Framework?

Energy Efficiency

Improved energy efficiency is the ‘holy grail’ of effective energy sustainability. Efficiency serves two very important goals: Reduced carbon footprint through reduced consumption Long-term cost structure reduction Organizations such as American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) estimate an untapped energy savings potential of as much as 30% of usage. Although very few organizations …

The Future of Transmission Costs and How it Impacts Your Organization


In this issue of Customer Insights, we will dive a little deeper into what factors drive transmission cost. How transmission costs are billed Most energy buyers are familiar with transmission as a potentially costly line item on their energy bill. Depending on which utility service territory the power is consumed, transmission is either a component …

2021 Policy Landscape: Thoughts on Potential Changes, Trends and Impacts

Energy Policy

With the swearing in of a new federal administration and the change in the congressional make up, our thoughts naturally turn to what that might mean as far as new rules, initiatives and regulations that might affect us here in the energy space (and in particular how these things might impact our customers). In this …

2021 Energy Market Reset

Energy Market

After a year of unprecedented events, the start of 2021 gives us a chance to check in on trends in the energy markets. Last year saw significant shifts in load, dips and spikes in natural gas prices, all-time low spot prices in the PJM power market, and an accelerating shift in the electricity generation mix. …