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November 2018


Join GP Energy at SolarWakeup Live!

Power Gabriel Phillips, Managing Director
Join GP Energy at SolarWakeup Live!

GP Energy Management is pleased to be participating in SolarWakeup Live! Jersey City on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. Join fellow solar leaders for a day of learning and networking as we hear what the state’s top experts have to say about the latest and greatest and most up-to-date information on solar and clean energy in New Jersey and the surrounding area!

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October 2018


Keeping Up with Recent Changes to PJM Bills

Power Alan Southworth and Justin Kotwicki, Analysts
pjm power lines

Load Serving Entities (“LSEs”) operating within the PJM footprint likely noticed some new line items on their July monthly bills and while July invoices may have already been paid, it is crucial for LSEs to understand and accurately forecast charges to make informed rate-setting decisions and hit their margin targets.

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One Size Does Not Fit All: Targeted Marketing Campaigns for Retail Energy Providers

In this blog series, we’ve covered the most important considerations of rate setting. Once all of these considerations are appropriately accounted for, customer enrollment kicks in. The two most common customer acquisition strategies that Retail Energy Providers (REPs) should employ during this process are: 1) mass marketing campaigns (both direct and indirect), and 2) competing for large commercial / industrial Requests for Proposals (RFPs) or brokered contracts.

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wind farms

In this blog series, we’ve already discussed a variety of the costs and risks to account for in a retail pricing model. Here, we focus on how important it is for Retail Energy Providers (REPs) to account for these costs while setting volumetric rates for fixed-rate customers.

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September 2018

NYISO Introduces New Collateral Option for All ESCOs

The New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) recently (We don't have an exact date yet, but we are waiting to hear back from NYISO) introduced a new form of financial assurance to satisfy energy service companies’ (ESCO) collateral requirements.

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Hidden Costs: Uncovering the Implicit Execution Risks of Retail Electricity Pricing

In the first two articles of our retail electricity pricing blog series, we focused on the basic principles of rate setting for Retail Energy Providers (REPs), EDI partners, and billing providers. In our third edition, it’s important to highlight wholesale cost forecasting and recovery as a central component of every retail pricing model.

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Flexible Marketing: Incorporating Rate-Structure Choice as Part of a Larger Retail Energy Strategy

One of the foundational attributes of deregulated electricity markets is consumer choice. Retail Electric Providers (REPs) offer end-users choice in how they source the power flowing into their homes and businesses.

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Staying Flexible: How Load Profiling Can Unlock Complex Rate Structures for Retail Supply

Load profiling, or distributing the variation in electrical demand/load over a specific time period, continues to play an important role in retail energy markets. For over a decade, utilities profiled metered monthly usage to bridge the gap between end user consumption and wholesale energy settlements.

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August 2018

New York Cybersecurity Insurance Deadline Approaches

On August 2, the New York Department of Public Service released the final submission deadlines for the Self-Attestation Form and Data Security Addendum (DSA). Both forms are the end result of an EDI provider's data breach that occurred in March 2018.

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Why Commercial and Industrial Energy Users Need to Get Creative

The GP Energy Management Team recently examined the energy procurement strategy of a large industrial company based in New York State. Our findings highlight exactly why these types of energy users need to consider new, more creative procurement strategies.

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