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St. Louis vs. Chicago; who’s ready for electric vehicles

Posted on: February 28th, 2018 by rgadmin

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Well it’s not the Cubs vs. Cardinals but the two cities are always competing. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory estimates the U.S. will have 15 Million electric vehicles on the road by 2030.  This week Missouri and Illinois each released a look into their electric vehicle plans.

In Illinois:

  • Chicago will need to support 80,000 electric cars
  • 2,700 public charging stations will be required
  • Costs range from $80,000-$100,000
  • Today: only 34 fast charging stations are located in all of northeastern Illinois

In Missouri:

  • Ameren piloted a program in 2016
  • Proposal to install 1,200 charging plugs in its territory
  • Ameren would partner with companies to operate the charging stations
  • Ameren estimates the costs at $20,000-$50,000 for each charging station

All states and cities are looking at the infrastructure and locations for installing electric charging stations. They understand the coming demand.

Realgy Energy Services is a registered Retail Energy Marketer in the states of Illinois, Michigan, Indiana and Ohio. We offer Service Plans that will provide electric and natural gas at wholesale pricing direct to customers without any utility markup. Our Service Plans work with the local utility to provide seamless service and annual energy savings. Service Plans include Guaranteed SavingsTM, ManagedPriceTM, ManagedGreenTM Index, Fixed and PriceAssuranceTM.

Realgy owns and operates 6 solar plants in Illinois and is looking to invest in additional locations.

Additional Information:
https://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2018/02/22/study-chicago-could-see-80000-electric-cars-2030?utm_source=EHN&utm_campaign=8f5bea7cf2-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_8573f35474-8f5bea7cf2-99396161
http://www.stltoday.com/business/local/ameren-seeks-to-add-hundreds-of-electric-vehicle-charging-stations/article_ebacca29-7355-52ff-b230-3b56d90d4fa7.html


Wind Energy development in Illinois, Michigan and Indiana as coal plants are closing.

Posted on: February 22nd, 2018 by rgadmin

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In one day I came across 4 articles which all carried a similar message: coal is being phased out in favor of renewable energy (solar, wind, etc.). This is not a political statement; but economical. More coal plants have closed during President Trump’s first year in office as compared to the President Obama’s last year. What’s being planned to replace the coal fired generated electricity? Wind, solar and natural gas energy.

Illinois:

  • Passed the Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition last year. Goal is 100% renewable energy (accompanied jobs) by 2050
  • Has generated more renewable energy jobs than all coal jobs combined

Michigan:

  • Michigan electric utility companies must get 30% of their power from wind, solar or other renewables by 2030
  • Consumers Energy vow to end coal generation by 2040

Indiana:

  • Vectren plans to close 3 coal plants by 2023
  • Natural gas 800 MW and 50 MW of solar generation would replace the coal

Realgy Energy Services is a registered Retail Energy Marketer in the states of Illinois, Michigan, Indiana and Ohio. We offer Service Plans that will provide electric and natural gas at wholesale pricing direct to customers without any utility markup. Our Service Plans work with the local utility to provide seamless service and annual energy savings. Service Plans include Guaranteed SavingsTM, ManagedPriceTM, ManagedGreenTM Index, Fixed and PriceAssuranceTM.

Realgy owns and operates 6 solar plants in Illinois and is looking to invest in additional locations.

Additional Information:
https://www.greentechmedia.com/amp/article/trump-cant-save-coal?__twitter_impression=true
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2018/02/19/coalition-launches-clean-energy-initiative/
https://www.freep.com/story/money/business/michigan/2018/02/19/consumers-energy-emissions-coal-renewable/350559002/
https://www.courierpress.com/story/news/2018/02/20/vectren-natural-gas-plant-solar-farm-join-energy/356818002/


Grass Fed Beef and Solar Energy: Perfect Match.

Posted on: February 16th, 2018 by rgadmin

Credit: Hearst

A cattle ranch might not be what most environmentalists want to cheer about but, how about when they generate 280 MW of power (enough to serve 60,000 homes)?

The Hearst cattle ranch will supply Apple’s Cupertino campus with the power.

The solar energy generated will AVOID the release of 109,000 tons of C02 every year. That’s the equivalent of 22,00 cars off the road. In addition, the ranch will continue to produce about 3,000 head of cattle a year of grass fed beef. The ranch, Apple, and environmentalists agree: win-win-win.

Realgy Energy Services is a registered Retail Energy Marketer in the states of Illinois, Michigan, Indiana and Ohio. We offer Service Plans that will provide electric and natural gas at wholesale pricing direct to customers without any utility markup. Our Service Plans work with the local utility to provide seamless service and annual energy savings. Service Plans include Guaranteed SavingsTM, ManagedPriceTM, ManagedGreenTM Index, Fixed and PriceAssuranceTM.

Realgy owns and operates 6 solar plants in Illinois and is looking to invest in additional locations.

Additional Information:

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/01/21/apples-solar-project-at-hearst-ranch.html


ALEXA, lower my energy costs

Posted on: February 12th, 2018 by rgadmin

So, home automation or SMART homes are providing access to interconnected information which connects to your home appliances, HVAC, refrigerator, TV, etc.

Connecting the internet where information can be constantly updated to devices that can be turned on/off or up/down all through voice control seems space age. HOWEVER, it’s very real.

Energy costs are the most volatile commodity in the world. Therefore, numerous strategies and appliances will emerge to take advantage of technology that can link them together. Such controls are emerging in the commercial and residential areas.

Realgy is investing in the future where; saying “Lower My Energy Costs”….will mean you will hear a choice of options and be able to select the lowest for your needs.

Realgy Energy Services is a registered Retail Energy Marketer in the states of Illinois, Michigan, Indiana and Ohio. We offer Service Plans that will provide electric and natural gas at wholesale pricing direct to customers without any utility markup. Our Service Plans work with the local utility to provide seamless service and annual energy savings. Service Plans include Guaranteed SavingsTM, ManagedPriceTM, ManagedGreenTM Index, Fixed and PriceAssuranceTM.

Realgy owns and operates 6 solar plants in Illinois and is looking to invest in additional locations.

Additional Information:

https://www.utilitydive.com/news/alexa-please-balance-the-distribution-grid/511678/


Electricity from Coal generation continues to decline in the US

Posted on: January 10th, 2018 by rgadmin

The Federal Energy Agency (FERC) looks ahead annually and forecasts the energy supply for all the generation sources in the US. In the most recent forecast, the energy source being reduced the most remains coal. Natural gas, wind and solar will contribute the most new generation in the coming years. This is the trend that has been in place for 10+ years. Last year was the first time that coal contributed less than ½ of all US electricity.

Coal generation continues to decline as does coal jobs while solar and wind jobs more than made up for the net loss of jobs. However, the wind and solar jobs are generally not located in areas where the coal jobs are lost (with the exception of Illinois, and Indiana).

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Realgy Energy Services is a registered Retail Energy Marketer in the states of Illinois, Michigan, Indiana and Ohio. We offer Service Plans that will provide electric and natural gas at wholesale pricing direct to customers without any utility markup. Our Service Plans work with the local utility to provide seamless service and annual energy savings. Service Plans include Guaranteed SavingsTM, ManagedPriceTM, ManagedGreenTM Index, Fixed and PriceAssuranceTM.

Realgy owns and operates 6 solar plants in Illinois and is looking to invest in additional locations.

Additional Information:
https://www.utilitydive.com/news/ferc-20-gw-of-coal-capacity-headed-for-retirement-by-2020/514277/


DOE EIA Weekly Gas Storage Report

Posted on: January 4th, 2018 by rgadmin

Working gas in storage was 3,126 Bcf as of Friday, December 29, 2017, according to EIA estimates.

This represents a net decrease of 206 Bcf from the previous week. Stocks were 192 Bcf less than last year at this time and 192 Bcf below the five-year average of 3,318 Bcf. At 3,126 Bcf, total working gas is within the five-year historical range.

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NIPSCO receives multi-million dollar bailout for aging coal plants

Posted on: December 15th, 2017 by rgadmin

NIPSCO's R.M. Schahfer Generating Station in Wheatfield

What is the point of regulatory oversight if it fails to protect rate payers from unsustainable and higher cost decisions? NIPSCO the monopoly utility owns and operates aging coal facilities which are the costliest power plants to run in the entire area. NIPSCO admits that shutting them down WOULD SAVE money and cause less pollution.

HOWEVER, the Indiana regulators have approved their continued operation. If NIPSCO was a competitive business, these plants would be shut down. Indiana’s electric pricing is some of the highest in the area and this regulatory process explains why. The businesses and residents of Indiana deserve better oversight by their regulators.

Realgy Energy Services is a registered Retail Energy Marketer in the states of Illinois, Michigan, Indiana and Ohio. We offer Service Plans that will provide electric and natural gas at wholesale pricing direct to customers without any utility markup. Our Service Plans work with the local utility to provide seamless service and annual energy savings. Service Plans include Guaranteed SavingsTM, ManagedPriceTM, ManagedGreenTM Index, Fixed and PriceAssuranceTM.

Realgy owns and operates 6 solar plants in Illinois and is looking to invest in additional locations.

Additional Information:

http://www.wimsradio.com/2017/12/13/nipsco-receives-multi-million-dollar-bailout-for-aging-coal-plants/


DOE EIA Weekly Gas Storage Report

Posted on: December 14th, 2017 by rgadmin

Working gas in storage was 3,626 Bcf as of Friday, December 8, 2017, according to EIA estimates.

This represents a net decrease of 69 Bcf from the previous week. Stocks were 201 Bcf less than last year at this time and 27 Bcf below the five-year average of 3,653 Bcf. At 3,626 Bcf, total working gas is within the five-year historical range.

 

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One year later, Illinois energy jobs law bearing fruit

Posted on: December 8th, 2017 by rgadmin

What creates electricity and jobs? Solar Energy!

A new community solar plant will be generating enough energy to power 400 homes in Tazewell County. Building and maintaining the solar plant required about 30 jobs. The solar plant and the jobs were the result of Illinois’ Future Energy Jobs Act. Any community in the state can do the same due to the legislation which Sen. Dave Koehler, D-Peoria helped pass.

Realgy owns and operates 6 solar plants in Illinois and is looking to invest in additional locations.

Realgy Energy Services is a registered Retail Energy Marketer in the states of Illinois, Michigan, Indiana and Ohio. We offer Service Plans that will provide electric and natural gas at wholesale pricing direct to customers without any utility markup. Our Service Plans work with the local utility to provide seamless service and annual energy savings. Service Plans include Guaranteed SavingsTM, ManagedPriceTM, ManagedGreenTM Index, Fixed and PriceAssuranceTM.

Additional Information:

http://www.pjstar.com/news/20171206/one-year-later-illinois-energy-jobs-law-bearing-fruit


Updated Environmental Disclosures

Posted on: December 6th, 2017 by rgadmin

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If you’re interested in checking out details on Realgy’s certifications as an Alternative Retail Electricity Supplier (ARES), check out the Environmental Disclosures on our website. We will continue to update this page to provide you with related information.

Environmental Disclosures

Realgy Energy Services is a registered Retail Energy Marketer in the states of Illinois, Michigan, Indiana and Ohio. We offer Service Plans that will provide electric and natural gas at wholesale pricing direct to customers without any utility markup. Our Service Plans work with the local utility to provide seamless service and annual energy savings. Service Plans include Guaranteed SavingsTM, ManagedPriceTM, ManagedGreenTM Index, Fixed and PriceAssuranceTM.


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