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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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