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DOE EIA Weekly Gas Storage Report

Posted on: August 10th, 2017 by rgadmin

Working gas in storage was 3,038 Bcf as of Friday, August 4, 2017, according to EIA estimates.

This represents a net increase of 28 Bcf from the previous week. Stocks were 275 Bcf less than last year at this time and 61 Bcf above the five-year average of 2,977 Bcf. At 3,038 Bcf, total working gas is within the five-year historical range.

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Consumers Energy gets green light for rate hike

Posted on: August 7th, 2017 by rgadmin

How hard is it to get a raise of $29,211,000? If you’re Consumers Energy, all you had to do was ask!

Yes, as a monopoly provider (all utilities are monopolies) of natural gas they told Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) regulators they want to spend $90,000,000 next year on improvements.

After review, the MPSC approved the $29 million. Consumers will increase all their customer’s bills to collect this amount and margin on it! Yep, a utility ONLY makes money by spending money. So, the MPSC will make sure the money is spent on system improvements and not just new conference centers.

Realgy Energy Services is a registered Retail Energy Marketer in the states of Illinois, Michigan and Indiana. 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://wlns.com/2017/07/31/consumers-energy-gets-green-light-for-rate-hike/


DOE EIA Weekly Gas Storage Report

Posted on: August 7th, 2017 by rgadmin

Working gas in storage was 3,010 Bcf as of Friday, July 28, 2017, according to EIA estimates.

This represents a net increase of 20 Bcf from the previous week. Stocks were 279 Bcf less than last year at this time and 87 Bcf above the five-year average of 2,923 Bcf. At 3,010 Bcf, total working gas is within the five-year historical range.

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Senate appropriators advance $38.4 billion energy spending bill

Posted on: July 24th, 2017 by rgadmin

The Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act was approved to support investments with infrastructure, research, and security. The $38.4 billion budget for the bill is above the President’s request and delegates the bulk of spending towards the Energy Department. Some disagreement on details include amendments to boost spending on solar and wind energy. Programs that encourage the U.S.’s energy independence are prioritized within an amendment that supports nuclear. Sen. Graham believes without supporting nuclear, the U.S. will not become the low carbon, green economy we want to be. When the bill comes up for a final vote on the floor, we expect to see a push to boost renewable energy.

Realgy Energy Services is a registered Retail Energy Marketer in the states of Illinois, Michigan and Indiana. 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.washingtonexaminer.com/senate-appropriators-advance-384-billion-energy-spending-bill/article/2629253


DOE EIA Weekly Gas Storage Report

Posted on: July 20th, 2017 by rgadmin

EIA reported new data as of 7/14/2017.

Working gas in storage was 2,973 Bcf as of Friday, July 14, 2017, according to EIA estimates.

This represents a net increase of 28 Bcf from the previous week. Stocks were 299 Bcf less than last year at this time and 141 Bcf above the five-year average of 2,832 Bcf. At 2,973 Bcf, total working gas is within the five-year historical range.

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Buying power from an indie? You may be paying too much.

Posted on: July 20th, 2017 by rgadmin

Customer Choice is usually introduced as unleashing market forces to bring about savings compared to the monopoly utility. And it does. Then Energy Marketers conform to the “landscape” the regulators and politicians create. The latest case in point is Illinois. IL trumpeted savings provided by Energy Marketers in 2013 at $37 BILLION.

Then the Energy Marketers who bring market pricing direct to consumers had an increase due to the following changes:

  1. Regulatory demands- oversight and compliance
  2. Taxes and fees- IL charges Energy marketers for the agency that buys power for the utilities (yes, you read that right)
  3. Utilities cost for supplying power decreased to nearly below market pricing at times (see comment 2)
  4. Municipalities were allowed to offer their residents energy; typically low for the first year which then increased. Of course, the municipalities wanted the Energy Marketers to pay them so the resident’s cost increased.

Consider how the above market changes caused $37 BILLION in 2013 to change…

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These changes produce: less innovation, lower utility costs, and higher market costs. The current environment in IL is that the regulatory and political consideration seems to be driving out Energy Marketers to facilitate the return of the monopoly utility.

Realgy still provides savings compared to Illinois utilities.

Realgy Energy Services is a registered Retail Energy Marketer in the states of Illinois, Michigan and Indiana. 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.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170715/ISSUE01/170719893#utm_medium=email&utm_source=ccb-morning10&utm_campaign=ccb-morning10-20170718


DOE EIA Weekly Gas Storage Report

Posted on: July 14th, 2017 by rgadmin

Working gas in storage was 2,945 Bcf as of Friday, July 7, 2017, according to EIA estimates.

Stocks were 289 Bcf less than last year at this time and 172 Bcf above the five-year average of 2,773 Bcf. At 2,945 Bcf, total working gas is within the five-year historical range.

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How Retiring Nuclear Power Plants May Undercut U.S. Climate Goals

Posted on: June 16th, 2017 by rgadmin

 

Low natural gas costs have decreased energy prices and greenhouse gas emissions. However, now those low costs are putting nuclear plants out of business. Clean energy cannot keep up with the demand created when losing those reactors. To make up for the lack of power generated, coal and gas must step up. This will result in a loss of the gains renewables have made over the years.

Unless policy makers help stop the early retirement of these reactors, the U.S. is looking at an increase in pollution. We can see the hesitancy in helping to subsidize this industry but, we also see the benefits. These factors all feed into a larger debate on the importance of climate change.

Realgy Energy Services is a registered Retail Energy Marketer in the states of Illinois, Michigan and Indiana. 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:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/13/climate/nuclear-power-retirements-us-climate-goals.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&_r=2


Can U.S. clean energy still lead after Trump’s Paris gambit?

Posted on: June 13th, 2017 by rgadmin

 

Trump Paris announcement. Photo credit: @WhiteHouse/Twitter

The U.S.’s withdrawal from the Paris Agreement has been a discussion all over the world. Clean energy will be affected in every aspect from various projects to international relationships. In the meantime, many people are wondering how it will change domestically. Research and development, technology, and manufacturing are just a few areas that are concerned about their efforts being hindered.

Will the U.S. still be on course to lead and compete with other powerhouses such as China and Europe?

Realgy Energy Services is a registered Retail Energy Marketer in the states of Illinois, Michigan and Indiana. 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:

https://www.eenews.net/stories/1060055520


Realgy Energy Services Receives 2017 Best of West Hartford Award

Posted on: June 9th, 2017 by rgadmin

West Hartford Award Program Honors the Achievement

WEST HARTFORD June 2, 2017 — Realgy Energy Services has been selected for the 2017 Best of West Hartford Award in the Gas Company category by the West Hartford Award Program.

Each year, the West Hartford Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the West Hartford area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2017 West Hartford Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the West Hartford Award Program and data provided by third parties.

About West Hartford Award Program

The West Hartford Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the West Hartford area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

The West Hartford Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community’s contributions to the U.S. economy.

SOURCE: West Hartford Award Program

CONTACT:
West Hartford Award Program
Email: PublicRelations@onlineawarded.org
URL: http://www.onlineawarded.org

Realgy Energy Services is a registered Retail Energy Marketer in the states of Illinois, Michigan and Indiana. 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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