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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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Never Fear, Retail M&A is Here

Power Gabriel Phillips, Managing Director
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In the face of regulatory upheaval, margin pressures, and the challenges of a limited number of markets, retail M&A has been robust this year including attractive valuations for sellers and cost savings for acquirers. GP Energy Management believes that this should be very positive for retail energy provider sentiment and confidence.

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ISO-NE established its Forward Capacity Market (FCM) in 2008 to ensure long-term grid reliability by providing a market-based price signal and revenue stream for generators that commit to meet peak electricity demand in the future. In order to address reliability concerns highlighted by the Polar Vortex of 2014, ISO-NE implemented a Winter Reliability Program, December 2015 through February 2018, as a stopgap measure with the ultimate goal of redesigning the Forward Capacity Market. The post-Polar Vortex market redesign has taken the form of Pay-For-Performance (PFP), which will go into effect on June 1, 2018.

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Entering into a structured credit and supply arrangement or a preferred supply agreement (“PSA”) is a complex, heavy lift for a retailer, and is not without a host of important decisions to make. Retailers need to assess their risk tolerance in financing their business as much as they need to decide what kind of contracts to offer to customers and how to manage the price risks inherent in their business.

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